Aristea Brady joined FOX31 Denver as an anchor in April 2014. She currently co-anchors FOX31 Denver News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. with Jeremy Hubbard.
She is a familiar face to the Denver area, having worked at KUSA several years ago before leaving to work at WCCO, the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis.
Aristea is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Greenwood Village. She has a large extended family in Craig on the Western Slope, where they operate a sheep and cattle ranch and where she spent her summers growing up.
Aristea has won multiple Emmy awards for a broad range of stories, including breaking news, in-depth enterprise reports and health news.
Before WCCO and KUSA, Aristea held both morning and evening anchor positions at KTVX, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City. She also worked as a reporter at WKYT, the CBS affiliate in Lexington while in college.
Aristea is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she double majored in broadcast journalism and legal studies and minored in business.
Aristea and her husband welcomed twins to the world in March of 2016! She says motherhood is her most rewarding and challenging pursuit yet. When Aristea isn’t spending time with her “big fat Greek family,” you can find her working hard on her hobby of interior decorating.
DENVER — Last month, we introduced you to 99-year-old Ray Burns, our September Hero of the Month veteran, who looks and acts more like he is in his 70s. Burns, who lives in Stapleton, still drives and exercises daily. While that was enough to shock many of our viewers, there was one woman watching in Broomfield whose shock presented itself in a whole different kind of way. Judy Waligorski happened to have her TV on when our story aired, and […]
DENVER — If you make it to your 99th birthday party, what do you hope those attending will say about the life you’ve lived? For one Stapleton man, they talked about a full family life, 30 years of service to our country — including serving during three wars — and acting as a vital resource during the Cold War. “My [driver’s] license expired, and I got on the net, and it said, ‘OK, if you’re over 75, you’ve got to […]
DENVER — Josh Kuehl didn’t know he’d be receiving the Fox31 Serving Those Who Serve July Hero of the Month award, but when you hear about his continued dedication to the military, it’s easy to see why he was chosen. As a West Point graduate and former captain in the U.S. Army, his accomplishments speak for themselves. His service to his country doesn’t stop there. His non-profit continues to help veterans using the art of photography. Kuehl knows still photography is an […]
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — He’s the teenager people all around the nation are talking about — the Highlands Ranch Hero: Kendrick Castillo. Castillo died while rushing at the shooter. And his best friend tells us now the world knows what he knew all along. “Kendrick really was as many people say, the nicest person you’d meet. He always had a plan, he didn’t write it down but he always had a plan,” Charles Burroughs says of Castillo. Burroughs says he […]
AURORA, Colo. — Since freshman year, a group of upperclassmen at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora has been dreaming of a title recognizing school spirit. It’s not Homecoming King, MVP or valedictorian; it’s “Mr. CT.” “Just try to show everyone that being in high school is more than just going to football games and school; it’s a lot more,” said senior Kobe Sconiers. As part of the competition, the boys are asked to participate in a talent contest. Sconiers […]
DENVER — Just four days ago, FOX31 introduced you to Darin – and in just four days, his whole life has changed. It’s thanks to the unbridled generosity of FOX31 viewers who recognized his heroics and wanted to pay it forward. We started an Amazon Wish List that went live on Friday afternoon. On the wish list you can purchase a gift card to a grocery store, to Walmart for clothes, or a Visa gift card to help with his […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Consider the guardrail that sits on the I-70 off ramp near Denver West Colorado Mills Parkway the chair at Darin Barton’s office. Barton has panhandled at that spot for years. “A lot of the people are not very nice,” Barton said. Despite that, Barton carries a sign that says, “Have a blessed day.” “There’s a saying that’s been around for a lot of years. It says, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’ I don’t. I sit […]
The extraordinary man we feature this month served six combat tours overseas, became a surgeon at the age 40 and says his proudest accomplishment is fathering two children. Those are just a few reasons why Dr. Charles Fox is our April Hero of the Month. Aristea Brady shares his story in this Serving Those Who Serve report.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A Commerce City teacher is inspiring others to give. Mrs. Rendenbarger was heartbroken after reading her kids’ letters to Santa, asking for a coat for Christmas or a blanket for their sister’s bed. So she asked for $5 donations to help her second-greaders at Alsup Elementary School. That was 10 years ago. Every year since then, donations have poured in, filling her classroom with you and smiles.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — You can’t be expected to do something well, unless you’ve done it before. That’s the premise of the “Active Shooter Response Training Center” in Centennial. While they only run drills, it doesn’t stop the adrenaline dump. “We get to see a person on the other side, with a gun shooting back at us … we get to hear the gun shots going in,” said class participant Craig Goettsche. Jimmy Graham is a veteran US Navy seal who […]
Homeless, jobless…and often, plagued with depression. It’s no secret that it takes serious resilience when transitioning from military life. One veteran saw this need firsthand…and did something about it. That’s why he’s our Serving Those Who Serve September Hero of the Month. What happens inside “Front Range Cross Fit” is not your ordinary Wednesday workout. In fact, the cross fitters come inside, so they can better deal with the *outside world. “Like for most of our people, what happens inside […]
LITTLETON, Colo. — One week after she was attacked on Littleton’s South Platte Trail, a woman confronted her fear head-on. Vanessa shared a chilling message of caution and hope Wednesday night. Although it was a small step, it’s progress in a likely long road that ends with healing. “I think about it all the time. I think about it when I wake up in the morning, it’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed,” Vanessa said. […]