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Mike Barz is an Emmy award winning anchor and reporter with over 24 years in the television business. He currently anchors FOX31 News at 10 p.m. and Channel 2 News at 11 p.m. He also reports evenings on FOX31 and Channel 2.

Mike got his start in the business as an intern for the Jim Rome Show in Los Angeles before becoming a producer for Intersport Television, producing network and cable sports programming.

He jumped to the other side of the camera as a morning anchor in Rock Island, Illinois and had stops along with the way in Green Bay, Jacksonville, Chicago and New York, where he was a Features Correspondent and Weatherman for Good Morning America.

As a former collegiate runner at Indiana University and avid cyclist, Mike is happy to call Denver home where he can enjoy training at altitude and getting back in race shape!

Email Mike at Mike.Barz@KDVR.com

Recent Articles
  • Mother of 3-year-old who died of cancer helps sick kids get to appointments

    DENVER — When Jeri Jones lost her 3-year-old son Daniel to cancer, she knew she had to help out other kids struggling with the same thing as Daniel. So she started Daniel’s Care Van. Working with Children’s Hospital, families sign up if they don’t have transportation. Jeri then picks them up, drives them to the hospital and takes them home at no cost to the families. She even once drove to Nebraska to pick up a family whose car didn’t […]

  • Connecting to Colorado: Angels Unaware

    One group has taken it upon themselves to offer support to children and families with AIDS. For 23 years, Angels Unaware has been giving families and children affected by AIDS a safe place where kids can be kids and adults can rise above the stigma of the virus. As Channel 2’s Mike Barz reports, they do it on a very small budget with a small group of volunteers dedicated to helping others.

  • Connecting 2 Colorado: Angels Unaware

    Angels Unaware started Camp Ray-Ray 23 years ago after a 4-year-old boy named Ray passed away from AIDS. At the time, there wasn’t any programs to support families as the community was focused on the gay community. So in Ray’s memory, a small group of volunteers created an oasis for children and families dealing with HIV and AIDS. Once a  year, the group from Angels Unaware hosts the camp at Snow Mountain Ranch. It’s free to children and parents and […]

  • ‘A Precious Child’ is first recipient of ‘Connecting 2 Colorado’ donation

    DENVER — One in six Colorado children are living below the poverty line. Kids living in poverty are more likely to be in poor health, less likely to graduate high school on time and more likely to live in poverty as an adult. Thanks to A Precious Child, that doesn`t have to be the case here in Colorado. A Precious Child’s mission is to provide opportunities and resources to empower children to achieve their full potential. Thanks to generous donations […]

  • Daughters hope telling dad’s story helps find his killers

    DENVER — The daughters of a man shot and killed in a home invasion during the weekend made an emotional public plea Tuesday night. Frank Chavez’s daughters wanted to share the love they had for their dad and they also hope by telling his story, they’ll find his killers. “Right now, we are trying to stay strong and stick together as a family,” one of the daughters said. The emotions are still raw after Chavez was killed early Sunday morning in the […]

  • 4 doctors get licenses suspended over marijuana prescriptions

    DENVER — Four doctors are not allowed to practice medicine after the Colorado State Medical Board suspended their licenses Wednesday. The medical board said the suspensions for Gentry Dunlop, Robert Maiocco, Deborah Parr and William Stone were for “authorizing high plant counts for hundreds of individuals without medical necessity.” But one of the doctors said that’s not true and nowhere in the regulations does it put a limit on what can be prescribed. The board claims the four doctors provided […]

  • Nearly 100 rescue dogs flown to Colorado to find new homes

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — There were some happy hounds at Centennial Airport on Wednesday. As anyone knows who lives here, Colorado is a dog-friendly state. Unfortunately, not every state can make that claim.  Which is where “dog is my co-pilot” was created. It gives unwanted dogs a second chance to find a loving home here in Colorado. Ninety-five dogs and puppies flown in from New Mexico to Centennial Airport thanks to Peter Rork and his nonprofit organization, and delivered to foster families […]

  • Doctor, pharmacists charged with conspiring to distribute narcotics

    PARKER, Colo. — A doctor was charged in federal court with conspiring to distribute excessive amounts of narcotics Tuesday. Dr. John Alan Littleford, 70, owned a clinic in Parker. He’s accused of writing in illegal prescriptions and working with a pharmacy that looked the other way, according to federal authorities. His office manager, Dianna Smithling, is also charged Pharmacists Stanley Callas and Scott Eskanos, who co-owned Crown Joint Pharmacy in Parker and Sky Ridge Pharmy in Lone Tree, are also […]

  • Device that reduces risk of atrial fibrillation being used in Colorado

    AURORA, Colo. — A group of heart specialists in Colorado became the first in the region to implant a new device that could help reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation. Cardiologists at the University of Colorado Hospital implant a new device that looks like a tiny umbrella. It’s called the watchman device and it seals off an area of the heart where blood clots can form. Blood clots in the heart are sometimes caused by atrial fibrillation, a fast and […]

  • Helping refugees make a fresh start

    DENVER — Trying to make a fresh start in a new country can be a challenge. Thanks to the University of Denver’s Noble School of Hospitality Management, it doesn’t have to be. A little more than three years ago, the African Community Center “approached us and said the African Community Center is looking for a place to hold this class,” said David Corsun, director of the hospitality management school. “We are changing the life trajectories of every refugee in the […]

  • Curiosity never retires for an inquisitive, growing group of seniors

    DENVER — Their slogan is “curiosity never retires” and for the 2,700 students currently enrolled in the Osher Lifelong Institute, they’re living that motto thanks to the University of Denver. It’s just one of the ways DU is transforming Passion into Purpose. Today’s lesson at the Osher Lifelong Institute, (OLLI) is on Cuba.  One look around the class and you’ll notice this isn’t your normal college class.  In fact, you have to be 50 and older just to enroll. “We […]

  • Two unlikely groups connect, using media as a way to start the conversation

    DENVER —  Every Thursday in a classroom at South High School, high school students, University of Denver students and faculty come together to share ideas. “The students from South have the opportunity to learn how to use media to make a difference in their community and the University of Denver students have the opportunity to work with a very diverse community that represents the future demographics of the Denver area and beyond,”  DU professor Lynn Schofield Clark said. That kind of collaboration is […]