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Julie Hayden is an Emmy-award winning Reporter and a veteran in the Denver television market. Before joining Fox 31 News, she reported for KWGN-TV and KMGH-TV for over 15 years.

Julie has a Bachelor's Degree is Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University.

Julie is originally from Woodstock, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.

Recent Articles
  • Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Aurora, Colo

    Substitute teacher accused of shoving elementary school students

    AURORA, Colo. — A substitute teacher in Aurora is under investigation following an accusation of shoving elementary school children. Parents say it took getting the police involved for the school to take action. This happened at Sixth Avenue Elementary School. The teacher has been temporarily removed from the pool of substitute teachers pending the outcome of the investigation. Starla Drake says like any parent, she was mad when her daughter told her what happened at the school last week. “I […]

  • Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald and Yoda

    Answering your questions about Ebola and pets

    DENVER — The Ebola concerns don’t stop with humans. People want to know what the risk is to their pets. Officials in Dallas who diagnosed the 26-year-old nurse with Ebola also made sure her pet dog was placed in isolation as well. It turns out the risk to pets is low for them catching and/or transmitting Ebola. The CDC and the American Veterinary Medical Association want to make it clear that dogs cannot transmit the virus to humans. Dr. Kevin […]

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    Plane that carried Ebola patient to Dallas came to Denver one day later

    DENVER — You’re settling into your tiny coach seat on your next business trip, and the person next to you starts coughing. In the past, you might have grumbled about him flying with a cold. But now travelers may want to know: Does your seatmate have Ebola? Probably not. But given the news of the past week, it’s hard not to worry. Affected passengers may not show symptoms for up to 21 days. Case in point: Thomas Eric Duncan, the […]

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    Conflict in Jeffco schools deeper than concern about AP History curriculum review

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Teachers in Jefferson County have staged sick-outs where schools have had to cancel classes for a day because there weren’t enough teachers to open. They’re in a conflict with the school board over the teacher pay structure. It’s a bigger, broader issue than the review of AP History curriculum that has also garnered attention in the district. A lot of the talk in the student and teacher walk-outs is over the AP History controversy. But only […]

  • School Board threat

    Threats against children of Jefferson County School Board members investigated

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department confirms it is investigating threats made Wednesday against the child of one of the Jefferson County School Board members.  And the School District confirms its security division is looking into the case as well. FOX31 Denver has learned investigators also looked into a case involving another school board member’s children as well. The new conservative members of the school board say it is not fair to bring family members into district […]

  • Steps local schools, daycares are taking to protect against Enterovirus D68

    DENVER — It’s something every parent is concerned about: The huge increase in kids suffering from severe respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68. The Centers for Disease Control are continuing to monitor the growing outbreak here in Colorado and five other states. With that being the case, many schools and daycares are taking extra steps to make sure kids stay healthy. One of those schools in Denver is the Goddard School. As the students in the scurrying squirrels class at […]

  • Kai Kloepfer Smart Tech-13

    Boulder teen wins $50,000 grant to build biometric gun safety sensor

    BOULDER, Colo. – A 17-year-old inventor in Boulder will receive a $50,000 grant to help develop a biometric sensor designed to prevent unauthorized people from firing guns. “I’ve been interested in technology for as long as I can remember,” Kai Kloepfer said.  “After the mass shooting in the movie theater in Aurora in 2012, I started thinking about the role technology could play in preventing accidents and death related to firearms. The idea actually came to me in a dream […]

  • Red light camera, Aurora, Colo.

    Some city leaders in Aurora want to ban red light cameras

    AURORA, Colo. — Aurora city leaders took up the future of red light cameras Monday night and what it would mean if the city decided to get rid of them. Nonprofit organizations receive a big chunk of the money brought in by red light cameras. But some city council members say they can find other funds to support community groups and still get rid of the cameras. Aurora police say the red light cameras prevent accidents and make the streets […]

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    1 in 6 Colorado drivers does not have auto insurance

    DENVER — The number of uninsured drivers on Colorado streets and highways is growing.  It’s information you need to know to help protect yourself and your family. The insurance industry says odds are you’ll be in three or four crashes during your driving years … everything from a fender-bender to a multi-vehicle pile up. In Colorado, the odds are also high the other driver won’t have insurance. “Nationally we’re seeing the number of people driving without insurance go down but […]

  • Denver Sheriff's deputies fire Tasrs at inmate

    $3.25 million settlement in Jamal Hunter excessive-force case gets final OK

    DENVER — It’s the largest payout ever stemming from a case of excessive force at the Denver Sheriff’s Department, and it received final approval from the Denver City Council Monday night. The city says the $3.25 million settlement with Jamal Hunter is the least costly way to move forward. The City Council gave preliminary approval last week and it became a done deal Monday night. It also calls for an independent review of the sheriff’s department. In a rare move, […]

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    Affidavit: Mom accused of child abuse got drunk, woke up to beaten infant

    DENVER — The mother of a 2-month-old who died Thursday night of suspected child abuse said that she got drunk the night the infant was beaten and woke up the next morning not remembering what happened, her arrest affidavit said. Kelsy Newell-Skinner is just 21 but she has four children all under 5 and now faces child abuse charges and remains in police custody. According to her arrest affidavit, police were called to Children’s Hospital in Aurora for a child […]

  • Denver Sheriff deputy fired in excessive force case

    Fired Denver Sheriff deputy tries to get job back after excessive force case

    DENVER — Scandals at the Denver Sheriff Department continue to grow as yet another jail house videotape of excessive force is released. This happened the same week Denver agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a different excessive force case. This case involves a deputy who was fired after investigators saw the videotape and say he hit the inmate… even though there was no threat. But at a hearing Thursday, the deputy argued that he should get his […]