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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
  • Leslie Carlson

    Student speaks out about Pinnacle Charter H.S. teacher accused of providing alcohol, pot to kids

    THORNTON, Colo. –A  teacher at the Pinnacle Charter High School in Thornton has been fired. Students at the school say she was escorted out of the school Wednesday after someone accused her of providing pot to students. Thornton police said Friday they placed the teacher, 28-year-old Leslie Carlson into custody for investigation of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  She was released pending the filing of official charges. Police said they are investigating whether more charges including child abuse […]

  • Bennett school buses

    Bus driver under investigation, accused of inappropriate relationship with student

    BENNETT, Colo. — A bus driver in Bennett is under investigation after allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Both the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the school district confirmed the investigation to FOX31 Denver. The bus driver is a 31-year-old female and the student is 16. FOX31 Denver’s Justin Joseph was staking out the school bus yard last week after getting the tip about the bus driver. During the stake out, he received a second tip saying […]

  • Stolen car

    Officers who shot and killed teen have commendations, complaints in their records

    DENVER — Police officers said they only fired their guns at a 17-year-old girl who was driving a stolen car when they felt their lives were threatened. They say Jessie Hernandez tried to run over them. In fact, one officer was hit and received treatment for a leg injury. This fatal shooting has raised tensions and put Denver police under intense scrutiny. Another girl who says she was inside the car tells one story. “They ran to the side of […]

  • House of Representatives at the Colorado Capitol

    ‘Dying with dignity’ bill to be introduced in Colorado Legislature Tuesday

    DENVER — Lawmakers in Colorado are set to introduce a bill Tuesday that, if passed, could make it legal for terminally ill patients to choose. The “dying with dignity” issue is controversial. An Oregon woman’s choice to end her life in that state made national headlines last year. Daniel Chapman lives in Colorado and he hopes legislators pass a dying with dignity bill here. Home is the one place he feels most at peace. It’s also the place he wants […]

  • Tom Fallis during police questioning

    New evidence revealed in the death of Ashley Fallis

    DENVER — There is new evidence in murder case involving former Weld County law enforcement officer Tom Fallis. He was charged after FOX31 Denver reporter Justin Joseph’s investigation revealed evidence implicating Fallis in the the death of his wife more than three years ago. Now, Joseph reports about new evidence that has been uncovered in the case. It was collected in the hours after Ashley Fallis’ death, but it was never tested by the Evans Police Department. Tom Fallis has […]

  • Sketch of Castle Rock police impersonator

    Castle Rock police search for police impersonator who attacked woman

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A woman driving to the grocery store in Castle Rock was pulled over and attacked Tuesday night around 7 p.m. Police say the suspect impersonated a police officer. The attack happened in front of Meadow View Elementary, 3700 Butterfield Crossing Drive. “Police came here and wanted information,” said Ryan McCrea. He owns a home nearby. “I didn’t see anything.” Police say the suspect was driving a white Crown Victoria and had a flashing red and blue […]

  • Mitchell Hanson, center

    Popular teacher at Smoky Hill High School dies

    AURORA, Colo. — A teacher at Smoky Hill High School has died. Students and staff at the school are mourning the loss of Mitchell Hanson. Hanson, 28, died suddenly and unexpectedly Friday night. One student said Hanson, a social studies teacher, was a part of the culture at Smoky Hill. Another said he had been struggling for some time with some personal issues. Students told FOX31 Denver’s Justin Joseph about how special Mitchell Hanson was, and how much they liked […]

  • (Photo: Denver DA's Office)

    DA: Mom arrested on DUI charge, assaulting deputy, also charged with leaving baby home alone

    DENVER — A mother who allegedly caused a crash while driving drunk and then fled the scene did so while her 11-month-old baby was at home alone, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Melissa Boyd, 43, was driving while drunk and caused a crash near E. 12th Avenue and Logan Street just before midnight on Jan. 10, said DA spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough. She ran away from the crash but was caught by a Denver Police officer who reported that […]

  • Sketch of person of interest in bombing outside building holding NAACP chapter in Colorado Springs. (Photo: FBI)

    FBI looking for person of interest in bombing outside CO Springs NAACP chapter

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The FBI refused to say whether a bomb detonated outside the Colorado Springs NAACP chapter was intended to target the organization, but did release a composite sketch of a man they said was wanted as a person of interest. “We will not speculate on the motive for the placement of the device, but we would be naive if we did not acknowledge the NAACP, as a national organization, has been the recipient of threats since throughout […]

  • Investigation: The death of Ashley Fallis

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — It was New Year’s Day 2012 when Ashley Fallis died of a gunshot wound. A few days later, the Evans Police Department ruled her death a suicide. In April of 2014, FOX31 Denver presented new evidence to Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt, prompting him to reopen the death investigation and turn it over to an independent police agency. It took months, but last month, a Weld County grand jury indicted Fallis for second-degree murder. Fallis will […]

  • 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.

  • Ill dispatcher gets helping hand

    DENVER — At the rural Metro Emergency Communications Center, the fragile difference between life and death depends on each of the employees. Last week, they needed to save one of their own. “Eva has a disease called relapsing polycondritis which affects the airways,” said co-worker Phillip Steele. “For 12 percent of people with this disease, their airways can collapse.  She`s part ofthat 12 percent.” Phillip shot a series of videos of his friend in the hospital where she’s been in […]