Drew Engelbart is an award winning journalist that joined the FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News team in July 2015.
Drew is a Colorado native, born and raised in Fort Collins, where he played baseball for state-powerhouse Rocky Mountain High School.
Before moving back to his home state, Drew was a sports anchor/reporter at KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, TX for three years. He was also a sports anchor at KTWO in Casper, WY for two years.
Drew graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, and enjoys telling stories that inspire others.
Drew enjoys spending time with his family, Dad (Tim), Mom (Angie), and sister (Kierstin) live in Fort Collins, and plenty of friends throughout the state. In his free time, you’ll find him golfing or working out in the summer, and skiing in the winter.
DENVER — About 84,000 people are expected to attend the sold-out Garth Brooks concert at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Saturday, creating major impacts on parking and traffic. The concert is the largest ticketed even in the stadium’s history. It begins at 7 p.m. Parking for the show is also sold out. Officials are urging people to bike, use RTD or take a ride-share service to the stadium. RTD is adding extra light rail train cars for the even […]
DENVER — Summer is right around the corner and that means hiking and camping season. Colorado trails can be put in your pocket your pocket with the new Colorado Trail Explorer app from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Colorado is the first state to develop anything like it. The free mobile app has more than 2,300 trailheads and 39,000 miles in the state. The app works offline, so if there is no cellphone service on the trail, the map can be […]
EVERGREEN, Colo. — A group of elementary school students are being called the “Green Team Superheroes” and President Donald Trump has taken notice. The superheroes have capes and they come in the form of 13 fourth- and fifth-graders at Wilmot Elementary School in Evergreen. The group received the president’s Environmental Youth Award, a prestigious designation handed out by the president and the Environmental Protection Agency. The “Green Team Superheroes” have been working to save the planet for two years. They […]
DENVER — A substitute teacher was involved in a fight with a student inside a Denver middle school that was caught on camera. The video was taken from inside a seventh-grade classroom at Hamilton Middle School in southeast Denver on Wednesday where a student is seen on the ground. In the video, the teacher can be heard yelling at the student before the seventh-grader ends up on the ground. The teacher also yells for students to get the security guard. […]
DENVER — The iconic national campaigns “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” and “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” are no more. The Ad Council has a brand new campaign “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different”, hoping we change the way we perceive impaired driving. In a recent seven year span there was a 48% increase in drivers who tested positive for cannabis. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration partnered with the Ad Council for the new public service announcements […]
DENVER — Teaching kids about money and getting them off their phones is not always easy. But some Colorado parents have discovered a new way to turn the screen time into chores – and it pays them to do it and helps them invest in real stock. The app is called BusyKid 2.0 and gives kids the chance to practice earning a paycheck, investing in stocks, donating and shopping on a budget. With the app, kids earn real money doing […]
DENVER — If you’re new to Colorado, you may not be familiar with the bark beetle. It’s a collection of several species of beetles that have killed off millions of acres of trees in Colorado’s forests. There have been numerous studies on how the beetles have impacted forest lands, but a one-of-its-kind study was just released documenting how the beetles have impacted woodland wildlife. The study’s lead researcher, Jake Ivan said, “on one hand it’s sad to see the dead […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the top offensive lineman prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft is from a small Colorado town and could be drafted in the first round Thursday night. Dalton Risner grew up in Wiggins, Colorado, a small town of less than 1,000 people about an hour from Denver. He grew up dreaming of playing in the NFL but unlike so many, he has that chance. The 6-foot-5, 315 pound All American right tackle played for Kansas State. […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NFL Draft kicks off in Nashville this weekend as Music City becomes Draft City, and the Denver Broncos have an opportunity to take a big name player with the 10th overall pick in the first round on Thursday night. After going 6-10 last season, this is the second straight year the Broncos have had a top 10 draft pick, which isn’t a streak fans want. In the first round of the 2018 draft, Denver selected Bradley […]
DENVER — It’s become a major issue across the country, and Colorado is not immune. A shortage of high school officials, that sometimes forces cancellations of games. Officials across the country are hanging up their whistles due to low pay, poor fan behavior or career changes. Most officials would tell you they don’t do it for the money, but rather the love of the game and to give back to the student-athletes. CHSAA is doing its part to try and […]
DENVER — On Earth Day, it’s a good day for parents to remind their children to think about ways their actions can impact the earth. But with so many distractions such as tablets, smart phones and video games it can be hard for parents to get their children outside. However, according to a recent study, connecting with nature can help our kids’ brains in return. The study surveyed nearly 500 families of young children between the ages of 2-5. Parents […]
NEW YORK — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago. The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994. Doctors say it continues to spread because people may be ignoring the […]