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Brooke Wagner is the anchor of Good Day Colorado, week days on FOX31 Denver.

She has been delivering morning news in Denver since 2002. Before moving to Colorado, Brooke was an evening anchor in San Diego, California and in Austin, Texas. She has also worked as a morning anchor in Pennsylvania. Though Brooke truly feels at home in Colorado, she grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and was born in Subic Bay, Philippines, where her dad was based as a Naval Aviator.

In the last decade, Brooke has spent hundreds of hours reporting Colorado’s biggest stories – from the Windsor tornado, to the Democratic National Convention, and the Aurora theater shootings. She works hard to bring credibility and sensitivity to the stories of our community. Brooke is a multi-Emmy-winning anchor and reporter. Her work has garnered awards for breaking news, interviews, health and feature reporting, and field anchoring. Brooke’s stories on adoption helped dozens of Colorado foster children find forever families. One of her favorite special reports was filed from St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, where she spent time with the children and families fighting cancer.

Brooke is proud to be part of the hardworking KDVR team, and she loves coming to work every day. She relishes her other dream job as “Mom.” Brooke and her husband have a daughter and a son. Together, they enjoy hiking, biking, reading, and building Lego creations! They love living in Colorado!

Recent Articles
  • The Science of Stains

    It’s no fun to watch brand new school clothes come home with stains. So, the Problem Solvers asked Dr. Andrew Bonham, chemistry professor at Metro State University, how to fight four of the most common messes: juice, pen, grass stains, and tomato. Here’s how he treated our stains: Grass stain: Wet fabric, rub in laundry detergent, let sit for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water while vigorously scrubbing. It took us a couple of tries and a bit of bleach, […]

  • Back to School Bargains

    One article of back to school clothing could easily cost a parent $50 at the mall.  For our Back to School series, we wanted to see how much it would buy us at Goodwill.  The answer?  Five full outfits, including shoes!  We bought tops, bottoms, jackets, shoes, and bags for a week of school outfits for just over $46.00.   Goodwill tells us, you can also save hundreds by buying refurbished laptops at the online store. Or get your bike […]

  • What Is PEP?

    You may have heard the term from school counselors or other parents.  What is PEP?  And, how can it help your children do better in school?  PEP stands for personalized education plan.  There are slight variations in the name and purpose, but the goal is always to customize a way for a child to improve school performance, on their own terms. These plans aim to motivate and meet a child’s personal needs, and they’re trending in schools right now. We […]

  • How to build the weight loss sandwich

    A nice, big, juicy sandwich may sound like a diet destroyer – but it doesn’t have to be.  If you use the right ingredients, you can make a sandwich that will satisfy your cravings and your metabolism.  And the best part is, you can pile it on and you don’t have to sacrifice taste! Here are the five steps, from registered dietician Jessica Crandall: #1 Start with WHOLE grain bread. The first ingredient on the nutrition label should read WHOLE regardless […]

  • How to survive after falling through the ice

    Here in Colorado, we know all too well the dangers of thin ice.  We lost two teen boys from Parker just weeks ago, when they fell through ice in a retaining pond.  As the spring thaw begins, the danger will grow.  And the first thing experts say we need to fear is the cold – not the water itself. “Given the Colorado one day it could be 50 degrees, you don’t know – you see the ice, but it’s not […]

  • Get Ahead With Meals For Less Than $5

    Feeding a family on a budget is no easy task – especially when you throw picky eaters into the mix.  We’re sharing a couple of our favorite, crowd-pleasing $5 meals to help you get ahead! The first comes from our friend Emily Jones at ColoradoMoms.com. Emily’s Peanut Noodles: /3 c. your favorite Teriyaki or stir-fry sauce 1/3 c. peanut butter 2 1/2 c. water 1/2 pkg. (8 oz) spaghetti noodles, broken in half 2 c. total veggies, such as carrots, […]

  • Homemade Hacks: Best beauty tips

    DENVER — Homemade Hacks are all about saving time and money with clever, every-day tricks. Beauty hacks are particularly popular.  You won’t believe what you can do with items already in your cabinet! Here are a few of our favorite multi-taskers, featured on Good Day Colorado. Dry weather have your hair standing on end?  Keep a dryer sheet on hand!  Just lightly smooth it over the top of your hair to get rid of static. If dry hands are your […]

  • Homemade Hacks: How to make napping work for you

    DENVER — Sleep can help you lose weight, perform better at work and school, even live longer.  Just a little nap every day can make a big difference. We have homemade hacks to make napping work for you. Our first tip, drink coffee before your nap.  Believe it or not, researchers found that a cup of coffee, followed immediately by a 15 minute nap gives you more energy than either one by itself. Concerned about sleeping too long? Try the […]

  • Homemade Hacks: Mason jar snow globe, homemade snow

    DENVER — Make some holiday memories this year with these Homemade Hacks. Mason Jar Snow globe Materials needed: A mason jar Water Pure glycerin Glitter Waterproof craft glue or epoxy.  I used silicone glue. Small, waterproof toys or figurines to put inside your globe.  I tried resin figures, fake mini trees, and “Frozen” figures from the dollar store.  They all worked great! Decide where you’d like to place your figurines on the mason jar lid. Make sure you are able […]

  • Homemade Hacks: These 7 tips will make holiday travel easier

    DENVER — Flying for the holidays can be a stressful experience.  That’s why we’re helping you save money, time and trouble with this week’s Homemade Hacks. If you haven’t bought your airline tickets yet, try to get them on a Sunday. A recent study found that tickets bought on a Sunday were an average of $71 cheaper than Monday. Your next best choice is Tuesday. Tavelocity reports that prices are lowest Dec. 4 through the 10th.  So you may be […]

  • Make it yourself — grill cleaners

    DENVER — Fourth of July celebrations can leave your grill caked with grease and food. The good news is, you can make the solution yourself, with a few items from the pantry. *Aluminum foil:  Many people swear by balled-up leftover foil as a cleaning tool, over wire-bristled brushes. *Baking soda paste:  Mix up baking soda and water, coat cooking surface, let stand for one hour.  Rinse with water. *Vinegar: Never use while your grill is hot.  When it’s cool, mix […]

  • Brooke Wagner’s Egg Salad recipe

    DENVER — Have extra Easter eggs and don’t want to throw them out. Here’s a recipe to put them to good use. Egg Salad 4 eggs 1 T Greek yogurt or Avacado 2 T light mayonnaise 1 t Dijon mustard 1/4 C diced celery or chopped capers Dash of paprika or curry Salt/pepper to taste Directions *Place eggs in saucepan and fill with cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover, remove from heat and […]