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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
  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    $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 […]

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    Denver City Council approves $3.25 million jail abuse settlement

    DENVER — A former jail inmate’s lawsuit against the city of Denver revealed a series of scandals. It resulted in the largest settlement the city has ever agreed to pay. The City Council voted Monday to give preliminary approval to the $3.25 million deal. Jamal Hunter filed the lawsuit which claimed one deputy choked him and another looked the other way when other inmates attacked him. “It revealed the systemic and widespread corruption.  Mr. Hunter’s case wasn’t isolated,” his attorney […]

  • Interim Denver Sheriff Elias Diggins

    CBI report: New interim Denver Sheriff has criminal history

    DENVER -- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Monday that Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson will be replaced.

  • Naval Base Ventura County, at Port Hueneme, California will serve as a temporary housing facility for unaccompanied alien children who were stopped by U.S. Border Patrol and are now being cared for by HHS' Administration for Children and Families.

    Hancock, Hickenlooper back Denver Human Services plan to house immigrant children

    DENVER — Officials with Human Services in Denver are considering applying for a $4 million federal grant to house immigrant children who come to the U.S. alone. The department is in the process of applying for a three-year federal grant to pay for housing the children. “The children trying to come to this country without their parents are victims of a humanitarian crisis,” said Mayor Michael Hancock Friday. “In Denver, we care about kids.  The work of departments like DHS […]

  • Denver Police at the scene of a robbery Tuesday afternoon.

    2 arrested during Denver robbery in which officer shot at dog

    DENVER — A Denver Police officer opened fire at a dog that was “poised to attack him” while responding to a home robbery Tuesday afternoon that resulted in two arrests. According to Denver Police, the owner of a home on Wabash Street and E. Colfax Avenue was assaulted by a man and a woman who broke into his house. TONIGHT: Watch more on this story during FOX31 Denver news at 5 The victim was able to escape and called 911 […]

  • Gov. John Hickenlooper (left) and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

    Hickenlooper, Suthers ask Supreme Court to decide Colorado gay marriage question

    DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filled a motion with federal court Wednesday afternoon in response to a lawsuit filled in federal court yesterday asking for an overturn of Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban. The motion asks for courts not to consider the lawsuit pending a Supreme Court decision on the issue in general. “We hope and believe that if granted, today’s motion will help end the divisive, costly, and now unnecessary litigation regarding same-sex marriage in Colorado,” said Solicitor General […]