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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.

You can email Dan at Dan.Daru@KDVR.com


Recent Articles
  • Elusive mountain lion in Boulder caught, will be relocated

    BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers said they were able to trap an elusive mountain lion in Boulder overnight, and they were working to relocate him Saturday morning. It all started around 10 a.m. Friday in the historic and upscale North Boulder neighborhood. Jim Gordon’s wolf hound pup Millie was barking up a storm. When Jim and his wife Maura took a peek under the deck in their backyard, they got an eye full: A full grown male […]

  • Aurora police investigate bullet fired at family’s home

    AURORA, Colo. — Residents say a quiet and peaceful place to live is sounding more like a target range. “Everybody’s really kind, pretty close knit, it’s normally extremely safe,” Sara Daniels said. Normally is the operative word. Lately, the Daniels say, their neighborhood sounds more like an outdoor target range. “They are definitely gunshots,” se said. Sara Daniels learned to shoot firearms as a kid in Texas. “Four to five pops a time, really late like 2 or 3 o’clock […]

  • Denver taking action to deal with rats at Civic Center Park

    DENVER — On Thursdays at Civic Center Park, the food trucks park and lunchgoers flock. Thursday nights at Civic Center Park, the feast has begun because there are rats. They might have been cute in Pixar’s “Ratatouille,” but real rats foraging for food is anything but appetizing. “There is a rat population that we see in the evening, particularly, that come out after dark. They are primarily interested in a food source,” city of Denver spokeswoman Cindi Karvaski said. That […]

  • Seaman Fire grows to about 150 acres in Larimer County

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — For two days, the Seaman Fire about 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins has burned and grown in size. Unseasonably hot temperatures are adding to the challenge of the wildland fire. The warm weather, dry conditions and high winds are helping grow the fire. That’s what the hot shot firefighting crews are facing. The Seaman Fire was spotted Tuesday afternoon and is believed to be caused by a lightning strike. High winds overnight caused the fire to […]

  • Emergency response teams from Colorado leave to help with Hurricane Florence

    DENVER — Colorado Task Force 1 urban search and rescue is packing up and shipping out to meet Hurricane Florence head-on. The task force responds to disasters around the country and around the world. The group is made up from 28 public and private agencies in Colorado. Every mission is different and Hurricane Florence is no exception. “Anything is possible. We could be spending a lot of time doing a wide area search on dryland looking for victims. Or we […]

  • Equine infectious anemia possible problem in Weld County

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Equine infectious anemia. It may not mean much to most folks but it means a whole lot to the ranching and horse community. “It’s a viral disease that can cause fevers, weight loss, anemia or low red blood cell counts, and some cases can even be serious and cause death,” said Keith Roehr, Colorado Department of agriculture state veterinarian. One horse in Weld County tested positive for EIA. It happens in Colorado about once a year. […]

  • ‘Super fans’ in town to catch Rockies, Broncos, CSU Rams games this weekend

    DENVER — As the clock winds down to this Sunday’s much anticipated Denver Broncos home opener against the Seattle Seahawks, fans are getting ready. But There is another type of fan getting ready as well. They’re called super fans. They’re clad in Broncos orange from head to foot,  love to shake a hand and take a picture, but my question to them is, who are those guys? “We are brothers from New Jersey,  I am Rob and this is my […]

  • Woman says hail damage repair company loaned her car to another customer

    AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora woman says a hail damage repair company rented her car to other customers. Jimena Galache found out someone was driving her 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser after a phone call from the Parker Police Department. The person driving her car told police that it was a loaner car from a hail repair business. Galache brought her vehicle to Radar Hail Solutions, operating out of a tent, at South Parker Road and east Quincy Avenue in Aurora. “When they […]

  • Search underway for missing hiker in El Paso County

    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A man from the Palmer Lake area has been missing since Sunday after telling friends and family he was going on a day hike by himself. Kevin Rudnicki was heading to the National Forest area near Mount Herman, Raspberry Mountain and Palmer Lake in El Paso County. Rudnicki set out on the hike about 7:45 a.m. Sunday. ”The only real substantial clue at this point was an eyewitness who knew the individual and saw him […]

  • Summer winds down at Aurora Reservoir

    AURORA, Colo. — As summer winds down, so did the temperature on Labor Day 2018 in Colorado. But that did not stop hard-core beachgoers from coming out to Aurora Reservoir to celebrate the day that honors workers. Some people had to stay on the job to keep the reservoir up and running. Normally, Aurora Reservoir on Labor Day is a very busy place with a parking lot capacity of 750 cars. That can tally to more than 3,000 visitors at […]

  • Colorado veteran remembers V-J Day

    DENVER — On Sept. 2, 1945, hostilities against the Empire of Japan had officially ceased. World War II was over. Victory over Japan day came thanks in part to men like Roy Christensen, who served in the United States Navy in what was called the silent service. “I was a torpedo man and I was in charge of the torpedo room,” Christensen said. Life on board a World War II U.S. submarine was dirty, dangerous and very cramped. It was […]

  • Golfer impaled by big bolt in freak accident

    GREELEY, Colo. — What happened to a golfer last week in Greeley can only be categorized as a freak accident. It involves a golf club, a driving range and a  5-inch long eye bolt. Golfer Matt Gutierrez was looking forward to competing in the Greeley Country Club pro-am tournament on Aug. 20. While taking some practice swings at the driving range, he was shocked like a bolt out of the blue. While swinging his wedge club, it caught the boundary […]