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.
ARVADA, Colo. — C-470 and E-470 form a 92-mile highway around most of the Denver metro area. However, a northwestern portion of the loop is not yet finished, and plans for its completion are not sitting well with some Arvada residents. Indeed, the highway that is supposed to unite the Denver area is dividing people who live near the proposed construction. The 9.5-mile C-470 expansion known as the Jefferson Parkway would run immediately behind some homes in Arvada’s Leyden Rock […]
DENVER — Larimer Square was about to undergo a facelift that some said would have destroyed critical pieces of Denver history. While some structures were originally slated for demolition, new plans call for keeping all of the historic buildings in Larimer Square. However, significant work needs to be done to renovate and repair the existing buildings. “These are some of the oldest buildings in our city. For example, up here on the Sussex Building, you see a large crack going […]
FORT MORGAN, Colo. — A strong winter storm is expected to have an especially large impact on Colorado’s eastern Plains. With the threat of blizzard conditions, ranchers throughout the Morgan County are bracing for the worst, especially for their vulnerable calves. Additionally, the Morgan County School District Re-3 have canceled classes both Wednesday and Thursday. The district has about 3,500 students. “The school district takes this storm very seriously,” said assistant superintendent Rena Frasco, citing the forecast of heavy snow […]
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Restoration work on a southeast metro landmark began Friday. The 17 Mile House Farm, known by many as the “big red barn,” sits on the west side of South Parker Road just north of the Douglas County line. For the first time in the barn’s 149-year history, the public will soon be able to go inside. “We are focused on allowing folks to come and experience the history of the 17 Mile House Barn,” said Glen […]
DENVER — Amazon opened its 19th bookstore nationwide and its first in Colorado Wednesday. Amazon Books is located at the corner of Detroit Street and East 2nd Avenue in Cherry Creek. “There are millions and millions of books on Amazon. We have a team of people that winnows that down to a collection of books you see here in the store,” said Sarah Matthew, the director of the Denver Amazon Books. In addition to books — which are labeled with […]
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Clear Creek County School District is asking families for their opinions about the district’s football field in Idaho Springs. A developer said it was interested in a separate property owned by the school district, but wanted to purchase the football field as well. The field has been there since the 1950s and was once home to the Clear Creek High School Golddiggers. However, the high school is now near Floyd Hill and has its own […]
SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — At least three avalanches have occurred naturally in just one area of Colorado over the past two days. FOX31 viewers have submitted videos of the massive slides between Frisco and Copper Mountain. In one video, a driver’s car is blanketed in snow within a matter of seconds. There were no reported injuries. With these avalanches in mind, it’s a good idea for every Coloradan to have the know-how to survive this scary situation. The Colorado Avalanche […]
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Loveland Ski Area closed Friday after an unexpected power outage. The outage began about 9:30 a.m. Xcel Energy said the problem may have to do with a downed power pole. The marketing office at Loveland said it expects the ski area will be open beginning Saturday morning.
DENVER — A southeast Denver retirement community has a new tool in the fight against dementia: virtual reality. Clermont Park Life Plan Community now uses VR devices to help residents who are dealing with memory loss. Being with friends, engaging in conversation, even taking an art class or gardening have been some traditional methods of stimulating the brain in treating dementia. Now, VR is also providing brain stimulation. “It allows them to tap into their memories from experiences that we […]
One of the easiest cancers to detect and prevent is also one many people just don’t like having checked. At Sky Ridge Medical Center, Dr. Allen Schreiber can tell you a thing or two about colon cancer, “It’s a very serious problem,” he says. It’s also the third leading cause of cancer in the United States, but, pre-cancer stages are easily detected. “The whole test takes about 15 minutes,” but it does require a colonoscopy. Problem Solvers Health Alert learned […]
DENVER — A family in southeast Denver is asking the community to help lift their dog’s spirits during his final days. Army veteran Sean Nunez and his wife Ruthy consider their German Shepherd, Dylan, to be a member of the family. According to the Nunez family, 14-year-old Dylan — who suffers from dementia — doesn’t have much time left to live and also provides a great amount of love and support. “I suffer from epilepsy — that’s a seizure disorder […]
DENVER — It’s a problem that’s gotten so bad, Denver police held a news conference to warn people: city residents are losing tens of thousands of dollars a week to telephone scammers. The FOX31 Problem Solvers learned that within the city, the number of scams has grown 9 percent this year. Police say the crime is easy to commit. The caller usually says something about an unpaid ticket, an unpaid utilities bill or even tax evasion. The person threatens jail […]