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.
DENVER — One year ago, a woman was killed in an explosion and fire caused by a broken natural gas line in Aurora. The line was mistakenly broken by crews installing a fiber optic cable. The Problem Solvers spoke with Todd O’Nan, who owns Gas-Xpress. “[A] natural gas explosion is devastating it will reduce a home to splinters,” O’Nan said. Many homes in Colorado have natural gas fireplaces. “It’s a gas appliance that must be maintained,” O’Nan said. “It can […]
DENVER — A renovated building and a new welcome center at the Denver Art Museum will open June 6, 2020, the museum announced Wednesday. The Lanny and Sharon Martin Building — the older, taller building at the museum — is undergoing an extensive renovation. The all-new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center will include three floors of galleries, a restaurant and a cafe. The project began 22 months ago. “Today, we mark a milestone: the completion of the construction […]
DENVER– Industry experts say there is an acute shortage of qualified personnel in the aviation industry, which could lead to flight disruptions on a massive scale. That’s why the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is conducting an aviation STEM symposium, to hopefully spark an interest in high school teachers and administrators to include aviation in their curriculum. “Keep ‘em flying”, that was a slogan used during World War II to inspire pilot in the Army air Corps. It’s a slogan […]
CASCADE, Colo. — A Western Slope winery has gained some award-winning recognition in its 22 years of existence. “There is no question about it, there are a lot of good wines,” said Marvin Parliment, owner of Wines of Colorado in Casecade. Years ago, Parliament became a fan of vino made in Colorado. “No. 1, the soil conditions on the Western Slope are ideal,” he said. “They have the hot summer days and cool evenings. Comparatively speaking, they will put them […]
ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A Black Hawk helicopter made an appearance at an Adams County school on Tuesday. “We work in conjunction with the DEA, local and state law-enforcement agencies, supporting the local community getting the drug prevention message out,” said Lawton Hare, the Colorado National Guard counter drrug coordinator. It’s part of the red ribbon campaign. After the helicopter was secured, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from Scott Carpenter Middle School got up close and personal for a tour. The […]
DENVER — Patricia Stephen has lived on Quebec Street in Denver for 41 years. She loves the location, lot size and her neighbors. Older homes certainly have their appeal, but sometimes, they have lead paint as well. Stephen found some on the outside of hers. Homes built in 1978 or earlier have a good chance of having lead paint. This week is National Lead Poison Prevention Week, and the FOX31 Problem Solvers investigated ways to keep families safe. Normally, although older […]
DENVER — An effort is underway to help repair and restore Dr. Justina Ford’s House — which is now the Black American West Museum — in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Ford was born in Knoxville, Illinois and attended Herrington Medical College in Chicago in 1899. She went on to become the first licensed female African-American doctor in Denver. The museum is located at 31st and California streets. It was founded in 1971, but the home was built in the 1890s. […]
DENVER — The Denver Art Museum will soon be home to a new exhibit featuring 120 Claude Monet paintings. “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature” will open Oct. 21, 2019. “This is the first time at the Denver Art Museum that we present an exhibition solely dedicated to the artist called Monet,” said Angélica Daneo, Denver Art Museum’s chief curator of European arts before 1900. The 120 original Monet works will be on display at DAM, but before a Monet […]
GOLDEN, Colo. — Near Lookout Mountain stands a bright white 22 foot tall statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. “It was imported from Italy in five different pieces and placed up here,” said Sister Joselle from Mother Cabrini Shrine. People visit the shrine from around the world, not for the statue but for the ground on which it stands. It once was the home to Mother Frances Cabrini, the first canonized saint in the United States. “When someone is […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Warren Tech in Lakewood focuses on providing students with real-world skills to help them succeed in the workforce. “I think it’s important to work smart but why wouldn’t we work hard, right? So I think we need to do both,” said Heather Keeton, the principal of Warren Tech. “We teach technical skills and academic skills, so we kind of embed the science, English and math into the technical trade that they are learning.” For example, students can […]
AURORA, Colo. — A new road in Aurora will open to the public Friday. The Stephen D. Hogan Parkway is named after the city’s late mayor and bridges the gap between East Sixth Avenue (State Highway 30) and E-470. Hogan was the mayor of Aurora from 2011 until his death in 2018. The stretch of road is named after him because it was his vision. “It was his vision to create this roadway so that we would have better access […]
DENVER — A new exhibit about extreme sports has debuted at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. “Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits” opened Sept. 13. It runs through April 12, 2020. The exhibit features a number of activities for museum visitors, including an obstacle course developed by American Ninja Warriors at Ninja Nation. The museum says those wishing to participate in the course should wear sturdy shoes. No bare feel, flip-flops or heels are allowed. Visitors can also take […]