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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
  • ISIS propaganda posts recruit American teens

    Twitter and alert friends, teachers, parents may have saved girls from making it to Syria

    AURORA, Colo. — Three girls who left Denver to join ISIS in Syria were stopped just in time, thanks to some tweets they made about their plans. Experts say social media, alert teachers and parents all played a role in getting the three teens back home safely. Social media probably manipulated the girls into going to begin with. ISIS websites with slickly produced videos promising romance and a great adventure target teenage girls in America for recruitment. The girls in […]

  • James Holmes

    Defense asks for delay in start of theater shooting trial

    DENVER — There could be yet another delay in the trial of the man accused in the Aurora theater shooting. The trial is currently scheduled to begin December 8. Earlier this week, defense attorneys for James Holmes filed a motion asking for the delay, saying the second sanity evaluation had just come in and they needed more time to review it. Wednesday, prosecutors responded that they did not object to a brief delay, say until January.  The judge has not […]

  • 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 […]

  • teachers

    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 […]

  • cars

    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, […]