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Justin Joseph joined KDVR/KWGN in December of 2010.

He’s thrilled to be back in his hometown of Denver.

A graduate of the University of Denver Law School, Justin worked from 2000-2004 as a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Denver, under then District Attorney, Bill Ritter.

In 2005, Justin left practicing law behind and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming to begin his career in broadcasting at the local CBS affiliate. There, he hosted a local talk show and earned several awards for excellence in television reporting. In 2007 his love for reporting took him through Omaha, Nebraska where he worked for the local NBC affiliate.

Why the change from law to reporting?

“I always thought I wanted to be a legal analyst for a network. But, the first day I covered breaking-news, I knew I could never be tied down to only covering legal stories. I’ve thought about coming back home to Denver every day since I left five years ago. I’m excited to tell stories for a community I know, a station I respect, and for people I’ve grown-up with."


Recent Articles
  • Dominic Vargas

    Teen hurt in school chemistry lab fire fighting hard with family at his hospital bedside

    DENVER — They are a family of four, and they’re missing one. “We’re being by his side, trying to take care of him,” said Johnny Vargas. He’s the brother of 16-year-old Dominic Vargas who was critically injured during an explosion at his school on Monday. The family, Dominic’s mother, father, and brother sat down to talk about their faith, the last four days, and mostly about Dominic. “The first couple days we were in shock,” Vargas said. He has his […]

  • Hash oil extraction

    Denver leaders consider ban on hash oil production in city; medical users fight move

    DENVER — At three years old, Brian Wilson’s daughter has seizures often. Lured by medical marijuana, the Wilson’s moved to Colorado earlier this year. “Her seizures could kill her,” Wilson said. Tuesday, Denver’s City Council considered outlawing the very thing Wilson needs to keep his daughter’s seizures under control. The city is considering banning the marijuana hash oil extraction process that has caused nearly 50 explosions this year. “My daughter’s health depends on it,” Wilson said. He made his plea […]

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    Up to $300,000 stolen from Home Depot customers’ ATM accounts

    DENVER — Yet another data breach at Home Depot. However, this most recent heist is different from earlier incidents because instead of using your card for online purchases, thieves are making their own cards and stealing cash The same security firm that warned customers about the Home Depot data breach now reports a national bank has seen close to $300,000 stolen from Home Depot’s customer ATM accounts. The firm reports thieves use the same software that stole that data to gather […]

  • SUV crashes into house in Denver's Swansea neighborhood

    Brother, sister hurt when SUV crashes into their house

    DENVER — An SUV slammed into a house in the Swansea neighborhood Thursday afternoon, and two kids inside the house were hurt. The home at East 45th Avenue and Steele Street was ripped in half because of the force from the 2-ton SUV truck.  “I heard a big crash … I saw a lot of debris … my little brother went flying out of the room.” Their brother was in the hospital Thursday night. The two girls were inside the […]

  • CEC Middle College in Denver

    Response to incident using Denver’s new school security system raises concern

    DENVER — It was just before buses pulled away last Thursday morning when students say the alarm at CEC Middle College sounded. “I was in class and they told us to get down,” said Eduardo Vargas. He and other students were rushed to classrooms as security put the school in lockdown. “There was SWAT all over the place,” Vargas said. Most students were unaware that the reason for the lockdown was that someone or something mistakenly triggered the school’s new […]

  • Ashley Fallis

    Detective won’t face charges on accusations he hid evidence in young mom’s death

    EVANS, Colo. — Prosecutors in Weld County told Ashley Fallis’ family Wednesday that they did not believe they could win a criminal prosecution against an Evans police detective who investigated Ashley’s 2012 death. “I’m disappointed but I’m not surprised,” said Ashley’s mother Jenna Fox. Fox said in the hour-long meeting, prosecutors said they could reveal little since the criminal investigation against Ashley’s husband Tom Fallis is still underway. Fox said prosecutors have turned the case against Detective Michael Yates back […]

  • Police watch for speeders in school zones

    Denver police keeping close watch for speeders in school zones

    DENVER — Police in Denver are on patrol outside schools to protect kids. They’re warning drivers about speeding now that school is back in session. As parents drove up on school zones Monday morning, Denver police were there to remind them to slow down. Crystal Boylan says she appreciates the police efforts to keep people from speeding through school zones. “Usually around the beginning of the year we see a lot of police around here as well. People get the […]

  • Dairy Queen vanilla shake

    Dairy Queen management: Cleaning solution got into customers’ vanilla shakes

    THORNTON, Colo. — A trip to Dairy Queen for dessert turned dangerous Thursday night. The family visited the DQ in Thornton. They say they tasted trouble in their ice cream treat, and then they got sick. FOX31 Denver received emails from others who say the same thing happened to them. “He tasted something funny but thought it was off his hand and he said, ‘Mom, this shake tastes disgusting.'” Riley and his mom, Lisa Chase went to the drive-through at […]

  • Richard Kirk mug domestic homicide

    Court testimony: Man accused of killing wife while high on pot was allegedly deep in debt

    DENVER — The Denver man accused of murdering his wife while he was allegedly high on marijuana was supposedly deep in debt. That’s among the surprises that came out in testimony during a preliminary hearing in court Friday. The couple apparently had a big payment due to the IRS the next day. And they were having marital problems according to testimony. Additionally, Richard Kirk stood to benefit from a life insurance policy on his wife in the event of her […]

  • March and rally in downtown Denver

    Denver group holds prayer vigil, rally in unity with Ferguson

    DENVER — A protest and rally took place in downtown Denver Wednesday evening that was prompted by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The group “Together Colorado” gathered to show unity with the families in Ferguson. “We do not want to see children being killed,” says  organizer Sharon Bridgeforth. “That was a day before he was supposed to leave for college. That should never have happened.” The group joined a chorus of others that have marched and […]

  • Rally for peace on the steps of the state capitol in Denver

    Rally for peace in Denver marches through downtown

    DENVER — Hundreds gathered at 24th and Welton Tuesday evening marching on the state capitol. “I watched what was happening in Ferguson and decided I couldn’t sit any longer,” co-organizer Kenny Wiley said. He and others took to social media asking sympathizers to peacefully assemble Tuesday evening for the mile-long march to the capitol. Hundreds of people turned out. Denver police were watching.  Flanked by the police helicopter, police officers stood guard along the protest route closing down roadways allowing protestors […]

  • Chuck Morris, president of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Rocky Mountains

    Colorado promoter who knew Robin Williams from ‘Mork & Mindy’ days remembers his friend

    DENVER — 1979 was a different time, and nobody knows that better than Chuck Morris, president of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Rocky Mountains. “Robin was one of the funniest people I’ll ever meet,” Morris recounted. Shortly after Robin Williams became a TV personality in Mork and Mindy, Morris noticed his genius and booked him to play at Boulder’s Macky Auditorium. “We spent a lot of time together over a few days,” Morris said. “It was too much fun.” Morris has worked […]