Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University. She began her news career as a reporter for a local radio station during college. From there, she became a morning show producer at the NBC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas. She spent more than three years in Wichita before making the move to Denver. She started with KDVR/KWGN as a news producer in 2016. In 2019, she became a digital content producer for KDVR/KWGN.


Recent Articles
  • It’s National Cheeseburger Day. So where’s the best burger in Colorado? Here’s a list of 31 options

    DENVER– Wednesday is National Cheeseburger Day. So where can you find the best burger in Colorado? From Green Chile, to layers of gooey cheese, to fried jalapenos, to ketchup and the list goes on. Why not add a fried egg to the top? Or how about a doughnut to make the bun? The toppings on a burger can really be whatever you’re craving at that moment. Here’s a list of 31 different burger stops in Colorado in no particular order. […]

  • Cherry Creek High School investigating anti-Semitic caption on Snapchat post

    DENVER– Cherry Creek High School officials, along with police, are investigating an alleged anti-Semitic post that was shared on Snapchat over the weekend. On Monday, the district sent a letter to parents of students at the school saying the photo involved students but was taken outside of school and over the weekend. “All three students in the photo say they were unaware of the anti-Semitic caption on the post. We are continuing to investigate. A fourth student took the photo, […]

  • Parents located after 2-year-old child is found alone in Castle Pines

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo.– The parents of a 2-year-old boy found alone in Castle Pines were located on Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. The child was found near Alex Court and Village Square Drive  early Tuesday morning, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office asked for help locating his parents. No other details about why the boy was found alone were released. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

  • ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek announces he’s undergoing chemo again after his ‘numbers shot up’

    NEW YORK— “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he’s had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again. Trebek told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that after a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, his “numbers shot up” and doctors ordered him back on the treatment. The 79-year-old game show host announced in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he hasn’t missed a day on the show, which tapes its […]

  • Man killed in shooting in Montbello, police investigating his death as a homicide

    DENVER — Denver police say a man died after a shooting early Tuesday morning near Altura Street and Lackland Place in the Montbello neighborhood. It happened around 12:35 a.m., according to a tweet sent out by Denver police. A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. In the tweet, police stated the shooting happened at 14900 E. Lachland Pl. but later corrected the address to Lackland Place. #DPD Officers on scene at 14900 E. Lachland Pl. an adult […]

  • Olympic gold medalist, Colorado native Missy Franklin gets married

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Five-time Olympic gold medalist and Regis Jesuit High School graduate Missy Franklin got married over the weekend. The 24-year-old announced she married Hayes Johnson on Saturday in an Instagram post. “Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. September 14th, 2019.” View this post on Instagram •Mr. and Mrs. Johnson• •September 14th, 2019• 📸: @frances.photography 📝: @table6productions 👰🏼: @inesdisanto and @saragabrielveils 💐: @theperfectpetal 💋: @smash_beauty_bar and @erinferrishair 👱🏼‍♂️: @thayesjohnson A post shared by Missy Franklin Johnson (@missyfranklin88) on Sep 15, […]

  • Walmart kicks off car seat recycling event, offers gift card for trade-in

    Walmart launched a car seat trade-in event in celebration of National Baby Safety Month on Monday. Customers can trade in used car seats at the service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card that can be used in store or online. The gift card can’t be used at any Walmart Neighborhood Market stores. Here are the rules: Limit 2 trade-ins per household Any car seat brand accepted Booster seats are not eligible for trade […]

  • Want to visit Hanging Lake this Fall and Winter? Here’s how to make a reservation

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.–  Fall and winter reservations open on Monday at 10 a.m. for permits to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs. In October of last year, it was announced a paid permit and shuttle system was being implemented as well as a cap on the number of visitors in an effort to cut down on overcrowding at the lake. The Hanging Lake Express shuttle will end the peak season operations on October 31. If you want to visit Hanging Lake in […]

  • Man killed in Denver shooting, police investigating his death as a homicide

    DENVER– Police say a man died Monday morning after a shooting Sunday night near East Colfax Avenue and North Verbena Street. The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. Sunday night, according to a tweet sent out by Denver police. Police say a man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. #DPD Officers on scene at E. Colfax Ave and N. Verbena St. on a shooting. An adult male was shot and transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Unknown […]

  • Photo Gallery: Some of the most magnificent full moons over Colorado

    DENVER–Around every 20 years, Friday the 13th coincides with a full moon. And that rare occurrence will happen today. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we haven’t seen a combination like this since October 13th, 2000 and it won’t happen again until August 13th, 2049. The September “Harvest Moon” will happen just before midnight on the 14th for the Mountain, Central and Pacific time zones, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.  The Friday the 13th won’t be quite as rare in the […]

  • Wildlife officials concerned about orphaned bear cub in Castle Pines

    CASTLE PINES, Colo.– Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking for help to track down an orphaned bear cub in Castle Pines. The bear cub has been spotted in neighborhoods and caught on camera. The cub’s mother was hit and killed last week. A few days later, Stacy Campbell spotted the cub wandering on a highly traveled dirt road near where its mother was killed. “My first thought was shock because I don’t think it’s common that you see a […]

  • It’s Friday the 13th! Even more spooky? There’s going to be a majestic harvest full moon tonight

    DENVER– Around every 20 years, Friday the 13th coincides with a full moon. And that rare occurrence will happen today. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we haven’t seen a combination like this since October 13th, 2000 and it won’t happen again until August 13th, 2049. The September “Harvest Moon” will happen just before midnight on the 14th for the Mountain, Central and Pacific time zones, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.  The Friday the 13th won’t be quite as rare in […]

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