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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
  • Spokesperson: DIA operations unchanged by government shutdown

    DENVER — Four weeks into the partial government shut down and growing concerns about air traffic controllers and flight safety are starting to rise. But what is it like, right now, at DIA? When it comes to traveling by air, a vital link in the chain is the air traffic controller. The men and women in that crucial role oversee the operations at Denver International Airport, where 160,000 passengers jump on or get off 1,600 flights. The partial government shutdown […]

  • Government shutdown may soon affect food stamp recipients

    DENVER — The ripple effect of the partial government shut down could soon be felt by 220,000 Colorado families, 40,000 of those households are in Denver alone who are the recipients of food stamps. Problem Solvers learned that Denver county human services are staying open later tonight to help out as many families as possible to get re-certified. Problem Solvers is getting the word out, if you or someone you know is a SNAP recipient, don’t waste time, act now. […]

  • What Colorado law requires when involved in a crash while skiing or snowboarding

    ELDORA, Colo. — Ski injuries are hardly uncommon in Colorado. While some are purely accidental, others are the result of skier negligence. State law requires people to stop if they collide with and injure another skier or snowboarder. Ura Kim, 50, was recently seriously injured after a young skier crashed into her at Breckenridge Ski Resort, forcing her into a tree. “Just strapping on skis or a snowboard to your feet and sliding down snow any kind of angle is […]

  • Leak causes Indian Hills’ water supply to lose at least 210,000 gallons

    INDIAN HILLS, Colo. — Some residents in the Indian Hills Water District just southwest of metro Denver have had no water because thousands of gallons have escaped through a leak. However, the water district has been unable to locate the leak’s source. The district lost 14,000 gallons in just 24 hours. The leak has drained two large water tanks holding a total of 210,000 gallons. “They don’t know where the leak is and they’ve been driving around and sending emails […]

  • Binder documenting family’s ancestry discovered in Aurora thrift store

    AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora thrift store owner who is liquidating his business has three binders jam-packed with a family’s genealogical history. He is hoping to find the family. The last name listed in the books is Maltby. In some cases, it is spelled “Maltbie.” Mike Pentel, the store’s owner, has been in the business longer than he wants to admit. “I started the store several years ago out of necessity. I was doing remodeling and real estate, and when […]

  • High country whipped with high winds, snow

    It was batten down the hatches for motorists and skiers up I-70 today, snow and high winds made traveling,  either in cars or skis, very difficult. For many parts on I-70 today you would’ve gone faster if you were on skis. For those who might have taken the day off today to do a little swooshing at Loveland Basin were blown away, actually they weren’t blown away – Loveland was closed because of the wind. “It is a little on […]

  • Centennial woman concerned about sick, emaciated coyote in neighborhood

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A south metro woman says she is concerned about a sick, malnourished coyote that has been wandering her neighborhood. Melissa Swanson lives near the intersection of East Arapahoe Road and South Holly Street in Centennial. “I thought it was a dog at first,” said Swanson. “I took a look at him for a couple of minutes and realized quickly it was a coyote, but something was not right with him.” The coyote has been seen in yards […]

  • Bennett rooster sanctuary takes in 530 chicks after farm goes out of business

    BENNETT, Colo. — Jewel Straightedge and her husband, Greg, love chickens. The run the Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig’s Roost near Bennett. “They like to show you things they find and they get really excited that they can share with you,” said Jewel. The Rooster Sanctuary’s mission is simple: “to save the animals we can and advocate for the ones that we aren’t able to save,” said Jewel. The no-kill, non-profit shelter launched in 2010. Around 400 birds lived in the […]

  • Families say goodbye at Colorado National Guard deployment ceremony

    Fifty men and women in the Colorado National Guard are preparing to head overseas for a year long mission. It’s called Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, and its a combat role which makes saying goodbye that much harder. Chris Poppleton, first lieutenant with the Colorado National Guard, is starting 2019 with two tough missions. One will be in Afghanistan, piloting a Chinook helicopter in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, helping civilians with medical, security, and food. Poppleton’s other mission is tougher, saying goodbye to […]

  • Coloradans brave bitter cold at Boulder Polar Plunge

    BOULDER, Colo. — Since 1982, folks have been shedding their clothes and plunging into the frigid waters of the Boulder Reservoir on New Year’s Day. This year, 226 people who would normally be bundled up shed their clothes to take the plunge, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Jumping into the water on a sub-freezing day is normally dangerous, but there were firefighters in wetsuits and EMTs standing by to ensure each plunge was safe. “It knocks the breath out of you,” […]

  • Apartment fire leaves tenants homeless

    Residents of the Covington on Cherry Creek apartment complex were gathering their wits and some belongings Monday morning after a harrowing overnight  left them without a  home. Monday night, building four was ablaze; the following day, it’s encrusted in frozen water from fire trucks. Last night around 8 p.m., the call came in to South Metro Fire and Rescue.  Building number four at the Covington was on fire. “Huge chunks of debris were just coming off,” said one witness. Aurora […]

  • State orders Parker preschool to close after violations, report of child abuse

    PARKER, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Human Services has ordered Merryhill Preschool’s Parker location to close by Jan. 4, 2019. The demand stems from a series of violations. Since 2008, Merryhill has been serving families in the Parker area. However, after a series of inspections by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Merryhill was put on a 10-month probation period. The office cited violations ranging from staff lacking precautions training to uncovered electrical outlets. There were also reportedly staples […]