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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
  • 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. […]

  • ‘Puffing’ danger reminder and tips to preventing car theft

    DENVER —  It’s important to be aware of “puffing” danger this winter season. Although its cold out, you’re not supposed to leave your car running untended. There is a better chance of it being stolen this way as well. STORY: Car left running with 3-year-old inside stolen, police say Experts say, breaking into your car takes seconds but so does preventing it. See video for tips on how to prevent this happening to you. Also, visit Coloradans Against Auto Theft website.

  • Team storm coverage: Understanding side street plowing

    DENVER — Monday’s deep cold made for treacherous travel conditions across the region. In our team coverage, Ashley Michels reports on how the cold temperatures are dangerous for those who spend too much time outside. Justin Joseph reports on what CDOT is doing to improve driving conditions, including the rules drivers should follow when around plows. Finally, Julie Hayden reports on why certain side streets are plowed and others are not.

  • Protesters stage ‘die in’ at Cherry Creek Mall

    DENVER — Protesters made their voices heard on Monday at Cherry Creek Mall. They sang, dance, chanted and staged a die-in.  Although peaceful, mall managers say this was not the place and not the time. “We want to show that this issue is not just isolated to Ferguson or New York,” a protester said. A passerby said, “I think it was powerful, I think we need to continue the conversation about these issues.” “I like the approach of no enemies,”  Patsy […]

  • Client pulls out gun during divorce law session

    DENVER — At the law office of Bruce Bernstein, a client pulled out a gun during an argument, police said. Bernstein represented the man, Arthur Glass, in a divorce case, that was finalized in October. The client left before police could get there, but Police made sure his ex-wife was okay. His ex-wife said, the divorce was “bitter” and the last she knew Glass may have been living in an RV. Glass has no previous criminal record, but police are […]

  • Red light, photo radar camera program set for expansion in Denver

    DENVER — The Denver City Council took the first step Monday night to expand the red light and photo radar speed camera program in the city. Traffic violators have paid more than $34 million to the city as a result of the program. The Denver City Council gave initial approval to plans to extend the contact with the vendor by six months so city officials can examine the programs. The final vote on the measure will take place later. The city […]