Cathy Hernandez joined FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News as a morning reporter in April 2014.
Before moving to Colorado, Cathy worked as a reporter, anchor and producer at KTSM and KDBC in El Paso, Texas. There, she covered stories about public corruption, issues facing the U.S.-Mexico border and military life, including President Obama’s 2012 visit to Fort Bliss.
She also previously worked as an associate producer and producer at KPRC in Houston for three years.
Cathy is a native Texan and was born and raised in Houston where she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in Broadcast Journalism.
In her spare time, she loves working out, dancing, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family, especially her nephew, Jacob.
Cathy would love to hear from you! You can contact her at Cathy.Hernandez@kdvr.com, on Twitter @ReporterCathy and Facebook.
BRIGHTON, Colo. -- One person was killed and five others were injured after a single-vehicle rollover crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 76 on Thursday morning. There were two adults and four children in the vehicle. The accident near E-470 shut down the interstate.
ARVADA, Colo. — A mother was grieving Monday as police tried to track down the person who hit and killed her son in Arvada. “He was my life,” Carol Renick said. Renick takes pride in her garden. It’s where she and her only child, 61-year-old Lee Chandler, spent most of their time together. “He helped me out in the yard and say, ‘Well, Mom I think this would look good here,’” she said. But now, she’ll garden alone. “There’s no […]
LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A 22-year-old man from Highlands Ranch died after falling off a cliff into Seaman Reservoir in Larimer County. “It was a fairly remote area and we definitely had challenges. Every mission no matter how hard we train, every mission is different,” said Larimer County Dive Team Leader Mike Levy. The man allegedly fell in the water just after 7 p.m. Friday. The Larimer County Dive Team found his body more than an hour later. The dive team […]
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A family in Centennial was cleaning up Friday after lightning struck and starting the house on fire. “Of course, I feel bad about it. What can I say,” said homeowner Ray Wacter. On Friday, Wacter looked at damage to his home. A blue tarp covered craters in his charred roof, but inside, there was no hiding the holes in his ceiling. It started Thursday night when neighbors like CB Engleman heard a loud cracking noise. “A tremendous […]
DENVER — With more heavy rain expected into Friday, emergency officials are warning of the dangers of high and rushing water. “I’ll heed their warning and evacuate if I have to,” said resident Randy Look. Look lives along Bear Creek in Morrison and for 25 years, he’s watched his own flood meter. “In 2013, the water got over the old stump, this year, it’s gotten to the bottom of the stump,” said Look. With rain and thunderstorms forecast overnight, West […]
BERTHOUD, Colo. — Families are still picking up the pieces after a powerful tornado hit near Berthoud last week. “I was maybe five steps down the stairway when the house literally exploded around us,” said Dick Scott. The 75-year-old and his grandson Brandon Scott ran into a basement as the tornado passed above them Thursday. The National Weather Service said Monday the tornado has been rated an EF3 with maximum winds estimated at 135 to 140 mph. “Nobody was hurt. […]
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — With the temperatures warming up, many people are now flocking to the waters for rafting, but it’s important to stay safe. Ron Raudelunas, owner of Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting, said you should first pick a reputable rafting company with experienced guides. “The least experience in my company is 10 years,” said Raudelunas. He said make sure you have the proper gear, including a wet suit. “This is going to retain your body heat,” said Raudelunas. He […]
BERTHOUD, Colo. — A woman was recovering Friday after she was injured trying to get away from a tornado that touched down near Berthoud. It was another spring weekend by Highland Reservoir for Steve Senesac and his family Thursday night. “We were all gathered around here and barbequing hamburgers,” said Senesac. Storms rolled in and then, they saw the unexpected. “The tornado was coming across the lake,” said Senesac. All campers headed toward the nearest home for shelter. “That’s where […]
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A group of burglars break into a pawn shop in Broomfield Friday morning. The owner said they took four guns and he’s worried about what they may do with them. The owner of Broomfield Pawn Kurt Wester watched surveillance video on Friday. “You can see them coming from the front smashing each case,” said Wester. Four brazen burglars wearing hoodies and masks used a crow bar to get into his business on 120th and Main Street just […]
DENVER — Two parents were facing charges after police said they mistakenly left their baby boy in a car seat on the ground next to an SUV unattended. Police said the baby was in good health and returned to his parents. “It was horrifying. I couldn’t believe it,” said Christopher Morgan. Colleagues Christopher Morgan and John Kelley found something unexpected walking through the parking garage at the Woodstream Village Apartments at 9 p.m. Wednesday. “To the right was an infant […]
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — People left flags and flowers on the side of the road in Boulder County to remember cadet and veteran Taylor Thyfault who was killed on Saturday. Dozens of community members stopped on Highway 66 near County Road 1 on Monday. “We’re just so, so sorry this had to happen,” said Nancy Newby. “He’s a hero,” said friend Morgan Lenart. “(He) served in the military, out here being a cop that’s his choice. (He) saved a tow […]
LOGAN COUNTY, Colo. — Leaders in Sterling and Logan counties monitored flooding in the Sterling area Sunday. Some residents dealt with water filling up streets, yards and homes. “It started just pouring in,” resident Loretta Turner said. At about the same time overnight, firefighters knocked on her door. “He told my husband he wanted us to leave,” Turner said. But they stayed, put some things on higher ground and tried to catch some sleep. “I told my husband, ‘If we […]