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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
  • Denver Sheriff again

    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 […]

  • Richard Johnson

    Dougco middle school teacher’s sexual assault on a student results in federal lawsuit

    DENVER — A federal lawsuit has arisen as a result of a middle school teacher in Douglas County who went to prison for sexually assaulting a student dozens of times. The victim’s family says Rocky Heights Middle School officials not only ignored parents and students who tried to report the crime, but punished them to keep quiet. The 14-year-old girl who faced the assaults says she hopes the lawsuit will force the school district to listen when students and parents […]

  • Court, gavel

    Judge wants federal investigation against Denver officers accused of witness tampering

    DENVER — A federal judge demands answers and action for the way two Denver police officers are accused of handling an internal affairs investigation. The judge wants a federal investigation into whether the officers committed crimes by tampering with witnesses. Federal Judge John Kane says the Denver police officers’ internal affairs investigation “smacks of a sham.” He wants to release, possibly as early as Thursday, previously sealed videotapes in the case that reveal just what the officers did. Civil rights […]

  • Johnnie Duran, 18, turned himself into police on June 6, 2014. (Photo: Denver Police Department)

    Suspect in fatal hit-and-run turns himself in, Denver police say

    DENVER — A suspect in Thursday night’s fatal hit-and-run accident has turned himself in, Denver Police said Friday. Johnnie Duran, 18, surrendered to officers Friday afternoon, police said in a tweet. He’s being held on investigation of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. Duran is the nephew of the victim, identified as Eugene Guerra, 58, of Denver. The incident happened at East 48th Avenue and Clarkson Street about 10 p.m. Thursday where police say a driver in […]

  • Denver Police outside the scene of a double shooting in west Denver.

    Denver police looking for green Cadillac in connection with double shooting

    DENVER — Two men were injured after a drive-by shooting outside a liquor store in west Denver Tuesday afternoon. Denver Police said two men were sitting at a bus stop at W. 38th Avenue and Clay Street.  A vehicle drove by, circled and then drove by a second time. Someone inside the vehicle fired a gun at the men. Police said that two men were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions have not been released. Officers were looking for […]

  • A moose is seen near Parker, Colo.

    Two Gilpin County women hospitalized following moose attack

    GILPIN COUNTY, Colo. –Two female Gilpin County residents were hospitalized Sunday after being attacked by a moose, police said. The victims were walking with dogs near the Forest Hills subdivision in Black Hawk about noon when the incident occurred, Gilpin County dispatch said. The women remained in the hospital Monday in fair condition. “All of a sudden he looked at me grunted and then charged,” says 50-year-old Jackqueline Boron. She spoke to FOX31 Denver at St. Anthony Hospital where she is […]

  • hit and run

    Wife of Aurora Fire chief suspected in hit-and-run that injured two children

    AURORA, Colo. — Adriene Garcia, the wife of Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia, is suspected in a hit-and-run accident that left two children injured Wednesday night, the Aurora Police Department said Thursday. Police expect to file felony charges of careless driving resulting in serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury against Adriene Garcia. Police do not believe intoxication or excessive speed are involved in the case. Police did not say Adriene Garcia […]

  • Richard Kirk mug domestic homicide

    Edible marijuana may be key to defense of man accused of killing wife

    DENVER — Police say Richard Kirk smoked and ate marijuana products just hours before shooting his wife to death in their home last week. And that could be a key part of his defense. He’s charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife Kristine. Some say he will never be convicted of first degree murder. Legal experts say it’s different than alcohol, where the effects are predictable. Legal marijuana and edible marijuana in particular is so new, […]