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Ron Zappolo is among Denver's premier broadcast journalists. His work includes anchoring and reporting some of the major news stories for three decades in Denver.

In October 2005, Ron was presented with the prestigious "Silver Circle Award" for over 28 years of community service and commitment through broadcasting to the Denver community.

Ron's prior role as a leading sportscaster in Denver ranged from conducting one-on-one interview shows with key players and coaches including John Elway, Doug Moe and Dan Reeves and earning a host of professional awards including national, regional and local honors.

Ron joined FOX 31 KDVR from KUSA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver. Prior to joining KUSA-TV, Ron worked for KCNC-TV as sports anchor, reporter and interview show host. Before coming to Denver, Ron worked at WTTG-TV in Washington D.C.


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    Aurora Mayor Facing Challenge To Help Community Recover

    Steve Hogan’s time as mayor of Aurora has been changed forever.  He never imagined his challenges as new mayor would include helping his community recover from a devastating shooting at a local movie theater. From his desk, Hogan can see the movie theater where 12 people were killed and dozens injured during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” “Every day, every day for the rest of the time I’m mayor, I will look out at those theaters,” Hogan […]

  • Zappolo’s People: Joel Osteen

    Ron Zappolo sits down with evangelical leader Joel Osteen to discuss his unique, inspiring and controversial approach to faith. June 2012.

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    Simple screening saves lives in colorectal cancer battle

    DENVER — Nearly 143,000 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2007 and more than 53,000 people died from it, making the cancer the second leading killer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FOX31 Denver anchor Ron Zappolo knows that undergoing a colonoscopy is a simple procedure that can prevent colorectal cancer and it saves lives. He went through the procedure as part of his video report. In fact screening makes a difference […]

  • Zappolo’s People: Chris “Birdman” Andersen

    FOX31 Denver News anchor Ron Zappolo sat down with Denver Nuggets center Chris “Birdman” Andersen in 2009 to discuss his childhood, his struggles off the court, and his well-received return to Denver.

  • Zappolo’s People: Andy Hoover

    Ron Zappolo interviews Andy Hoover, great-grandson of former President Herbert Hoover, who lost his home in the Lower North Fork Fire. April 2012.

  • Zappolo’s People: Federico Pena

    Ron Zappolo sits down with the former Denver mayor and U.S. Transportation Secretary. March 2012.

  • Zappolo’s People: Mark Schlereth

    Ron Zappolo talks with former Denver Broncos offensive lineman and current football analyst Mark Schlereth. March 2012.

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    Zappolo: With Manning, Elway delivers more greatness

    He was the first pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 1998 and spent the next 14 years re-writing the NFL record book. He has thrown for 4,000 yards eleven times. He’s tossed 399 touchdown passes. He’s gone to the Pro Bowl eleven times. He led the Colts to 7 division championships and a Super Bowl title. He is the only man ever to win the league MVP four times. But those numbers only tell part of the story. Ask anyone […]

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    Zappolo’s People: Bill Vidal

    Ron Zappolo sits down with former Denver Mayor Bill Vidal. February 2012

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    Lynch: Broncos offer Manning something other teams can’t

    DENVER – Former NFL Pro Bowl Safety John Lynch thinks the Denver Broncos have one key advantage in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. John Elway. “I think Peyton’s going to look at (the Broncos) and say ‘I know they’re going in the right direction,” Lynch, who played four seasons with Denver, told FOX31’s Ron Zappolo Thursday. “They’ve got a pretty good president (in Elway) who knows how important a quarterback is.” Lynch, who considers both Manning and Elway to be close […]