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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
  • Hillary Clinton in Denver, August 4, 2015

    Denver company maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server; security questions raised

    DENVER — Security questions have been raised after a Colorado company was found to be maintaining Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The company was operating out of a building in lower downtown Denver when it first started handling the private email server in 2013. At the time, it was a small company operating out of a loft in an apartment building. A former employee, who left before the Clinton contract, said that at that time it was just a small […]

  • Dexter Lewis, 25, was convicted of killing five people at Fero's Bar and Grill in October 2012 on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.

    Fero’s Bar trial puts added focus on death penalty in Colorado

    DENVER — The first death penalty case in Denver in 16 years is moving to the second phase. Dexter Lewis, 32, was convicted Monday of killing five people at Fero’s Bar and Grill in October 2012 and a jurors are considering evidence in the death penalty phase of the trial. There are three phases in the penalty portion, with the jury already agreeing there were aggravating circumstances to move it to the second stage. Three men are on Colorado’s death […]

  • Brighton Police Officer Nick Struck sings to little girl to calm her

    Brighton police officer’s song calms little girl at crash scene that killed her dad

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — A precious moment photographed at a terrible scene is getting worldwide attention. It was taken at the location of a deadly crash in Brighton last week when a police officer used his skills as a father to calm the fears of frightened little girl. Brighton officer Nick Struck was on patrol Thursday when he was dispatched to a fatal accident near Interstate 76 and Buckley Road. “We started kind of attending to the kids,” he said Monday, […]

  • Denver's Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

    Security concerns prompt changes at urban cathedral

    DENVER — Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception ramped up security Sunday. People leaving Mass have been harassed on the corner of West Colfax Avenue and Pennsylvania Street, church-goers claimed. This month, the cathedral locked the doors between services because of safety concerns and criminal problems nearby. The monsignor said the long-term plan is to help the area evolve into more a neighborhood. This change might result in a more neighborly sense of residents looking out for each other.

  • Psychiatrist diagnoses theater shooter with mental illness

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the Aurora theater shooting case finished watching video of the shooter’s mental evaluation Thursday. After finishing watching the evaluation, jurors heard from Dr. William Reid, the psychiatrist who performed the court-ordered mental health exam of James Holmes. Reid diagnosed the theater shooter with Schizotypal Personality, which is not full-on Schizophrenia, and acute social anxiety. RECAP: Day 25 of the Aurora theater shooting trial In his opinion, Reid believes that Holmes still knew right from wrong at […]

  • Dog at Denver Animal Shelter

    Denver Animal Shelter improvements result in faster adoptions, taxpayer savings

    DENVER — The people who care for the pets at the Denver Animal Shelter are working to speed up the time it takes for adoptions of animals to happen and make the place more efficient all the way around. More than 7,000 dogs and cats go through the facility on a year. They’re strays, they’re lost or pets that people simply can no longer take care of. “This is an unnatural environment for the animals so if they’re here for […]

  • Collective marijuana grow operation

    Denver City Council approves marijuana plant limits at ‘collective’ grow operations

    DENVER — The City Council in Denver voted Monday night to close what members called a dangerous loophole in marijuana laws. Opponents to the plan said the city’s concern is more about money than safety, and they’re likely to take the city to court. The new law limits the number of plants grown in “pot-growing collectives” to 36. The city says many of the collectives have unsafe conditions. Collectives are large, non-residential and non-commercial marijuana grows that are described as […]

  • Online alert from Denver Police Department

    Denver police use YouTube, Facebook to warn about sexual predators moving into neighborhoods

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department is using social media to alert residents about sexually violent predators. DPD’s new campaign is aimed at letting people know when a convicted sexual offender moves into their neighborhood. An alert goes out on Facebook and a video goes up on YouTube. Anthony William Fritz was the subject of one recent alert when he arrived in the Ruby Hill neighborhood. Fritz committed sexual assault on a child, among other offenses. The police department says […]

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    Two Denver police officers charged with DUI in recent weeks

    DENVER — Two Denver Police Department officers have been arrested on DUI charges within the past three weeks, according to court records. In one incident, Colorado State Patrol officers pulled over DPD officer Eric Sellers on Feb. 14 in Castle Rock. Sellers was subsequently charged with DUI, careless driving and prohibited use of a firearm. The weapons charge, a misdemeanor, apparently stems from the accusation that Sellers was carrying his duty weapon while intoxicated. Sellers has been involved in controversy before: He was […]

  • Young boy with measles rash. (Credit: Centers for Disease Control)

    Measles outbreak concerning, but most people not at risk

    DENVER — There are growing concerns about measles as new infections pop up across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 102 people in 14 state were reported to have measles in January. Most of the cases come from an ongoing multistate outbreak linked to Disneyland. The Colorado Health Department is investigating a possible case of measles in north Denver. A teenager walked into a Walgreens store at 84th and Pecos with measles-like symptoms during the weekend. […]

  • Shannon Conley

    Arvada teen who wanted to help ISIS sentenced to 4 years in prison

    DENVER — Shannon Conley, 19, of Arvada was sentenced to four years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to wanting to join ISIS jihad.  The judge also sentenced her to 100 hours community service. Conley also faces three years on supervised release for conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. She adopted a new Muslim first name and prepared a new hairstyle for her sentencing Friday. She prefers to go by Amatullah, she told CNN […]

  • Gloria Allred, center, and other protesters at Bill Cosby performance in Denver

    High-powered attorney blasts Denver for treatment of Bill Cosby protesters

    DENVER — National women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred has written a scathing letter blasting Denver for the way she and other women were treated during the weekend’s protest of Bill Cosby. He was performing at the city-owned venue, the Buell Theater on Saturday night. Allred, who represents several women who claim Cosby drugged and raped them was at the protest.  She says police allowed them to march in front of the theater, carrying signs and chanting during the 5 p.m. […]