Dan Daru is a reporter on FOX31 Denver & Colorado’s Own Channel 2.
Born in Detroit, Michigan. Moved to Denver as a wee lad.
Attended John F. Kennedy High School in Denver.
Applied Science degree in Criminology, Red Rocks Community College
Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Metropolitan State University of Denver
First TV job in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a news photographer
Chief Photographer at KBAK in Bakersfield, California
General Assignment reporter, KWGN, Channel 2
General Assignment reporter, KDVR Fox 31, Denver
Favorite story: WWII Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division
Bike riding, WWII history, collecting for fun.
Dean Martin, martinis and good cigars for memories.
With more counties across Colorado allowing chickens to be raised in residential areas, the trend is catching on. Before you decide to welcome feathered friends into your family, it’s important to know that there’s quite a bit of work that goes into caring for the birds. Dan Daru reports.
UTAH BEACH, France — Thousands of World War II re-enactors have descended on France this week, to pay homage to the tens of thousands of allied soldiers and sailors who took part in D-Day 75 years ago. Paul Bukowski of Loveland is one of them. But his reasons for re-enacting the war are different from most others. His father, Henry “Hank” Bukowski, served in the US Army during World War II. He was part of the third assault wave on […]
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — For 55 years now the Commerce City Memorial Day parade has been a fan favorite. Thousands come out every year to watch the largest Memorial Day parade in the state. But for one veteran who fought in a very unpopular war at the time, this parade is personal. Every year, you will find Vietnam veteran Barry Reece right here, with a front row seat near the grandstand, at the Memorial Day Parade. “In the fox hole […]
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation said this Memorial Day weekend will be busier than normal on the state’s roads. CDOT said the additional volume is due to three reasons: First, sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s will make more people want to travel. “The weather is supposed to be a little bit nicer in most locations throughout the state, so we are expecting heavier than normal traffic,” said Bob Wilson, CDOT spokesman. Second, there is construction ongoing […]
AURORA, Colo. — An immigrant from Myanmar with physical disabilities has landed a job thanks to a program that helps young adults transition from school to work. Thursday was a big day for 21-year-old Yaw Blu Soe. He’s come a long way from Myanmar where he was born March 4, 1998. It wasn’t just the distance from Myanmar to Colorado that was a challenge for Soe, but also his disabilities. “Yaw is considered blind, but he can see shadows because […]
AURORA, Colo. — It is currently bee season in Colorado. The insects play a critical role to the ecosystem, but oftentimes, people request a hive be removed from their home. Gregg McMahan founded Rocky Mountain Bee Removal, which specializes in removing hives from homes and relocating the insects. “I get so excited about bees and want to just share it with everybody,” McMahan said. He has been a surfer, woodworker and musician in the past. But 12 years ago, he […]
DENVER — The Colorado Department of transportation say they are leading a statewide charge to tackle the issue of distracted driving. They’re calling it the GET TURNED ON campaign and they are kicking it off at the DU campus. “Driving distracted is something incredibly dangerous,” said CDOT’S Sam Cole. CDOT’s warning is clear and to the point, “We are here at the DU campus because this is our target audience.” CDOT says young people in their 20’s are at huge […]
DENVER — A 95-year-old World War II Navy veteran who was in combat in the South Pacific has found comfort and solace in painting: a passion he’s had since childhood. One of Norm Oliphant’s paintings portrays the Trail of Tears, when Native Americans were forced to move from the southeastern U.S. to Oklahoma. “That had a kind of certain sadness to me. That of seeing these people being misplaced and having to go someplace strange,” Oliphant said. Oliphant fought the […]
DENVER — On Monday, FOX31 caught up with Al Mampre, who is an original member of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne during World War II. He was at the Inverness Gold Club as a special guest at a fundraiser for law enforcement. Mampre remembers his entry into the now-famous Band of Brothers Easy Company like it was yesterday. “I wanted to be in something that was a lot more interesting,” he said. Mampre served in Holland in Operation […]
DENVER — With great weather slated for this weekend, this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration in Denver is expected to draw big crowds. On Friday, the Denver Police Department revealed its plans to keep the celebration safe. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that commemorates a victory over French forces in 1862. Today, it is a time-honored and much celebrated tradition in Denver. And when tens of thousands of people get together to celebrate, nobody wants the event to […]
DENVER — Riders in Denver soon will be able to buy tickets for public transportation using the Uber app, the latest step on the ride-hailing company’s mission to become a one-stop shop for transportation. Potential Uber riders will see a transit option alongside UberX and Black, along with the price and trip duration, and will be able to purchase a ticket for the bus or train instead of hailing an Uber. “This is the first time we are offering forms […]
BRIGHTON, Colo. — What do an eagle, hawk and falcon all have in common? They’re all raptors, also known as birds of prey. They’re amazing and beautiful animals, but what happens when they get hurt? Lucky for them, there is the Raptor Education Foundation in Brighton, a place that has been taking care of raptors for many years. With a background in museum dioramas and a love of raptors, Peter Reshetniak founded the foundation. “A lot of people didn’t understand […]