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Evan Kruegel joined FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 as a Reporter in January 2018. A Colorado native, Evan graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder, and is a proud CU Buff!

Prior to working in Denver, Evan worked as a reporter in Milwaukee, WI., where he specialized in investigative reporting. While in Milwaukee, Evan received the state’s highest honor for live reporting in a large market, winning “Best Live Reporting” and “Best Spot News Reporting” from the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association. Evan was also the only reporter outside of Chicago to receive a Midwest Emmy Nomination for “Best General Assignment Reporter” in 2017.

Evan’s previous on-air jobs include stops in Williston, North Dakota, and in Green Bay, WI. He is very glad to be back home in Colorado, telling stories that impact his friends and family.

Outside of work, Evan enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Rachel, and their dog Bella. On a nice summer day, you can probably find him at Coors Field cheering on his favorite team, the Rockies.

Have a great story to share? Evan would love to hear from you!


Recent Articles
  • Denver offering to help furloughed government workers with mortgage payments

    DENVER — In response to the partial government shutdown, the city and county of Denver is offering to help furloughed workers make mortgage payments. Starting Wednesday, the city and county will pay the next two mortgage payments to help furloughed workers get through the shutdown. The program will pay up to $5,000 in mortgage payments with no repayment necessary. It’s designed for moderate-income families. The program is costing taxpayers $485,000. Workers do not have to repay the payments. They only […]

  • DIA continuing normal operations as TSA agents go unpaid

    DENVER — As the longest federal shutdown in U.S. history continues, some airports have had to adjust security plans due to a shortage of TSA agents. Miami International Airport had to close a terminal because of the lack of agents. About 51,000 TSA agents are among the 800,000 government employees nationwide currently working without pay or on furlough. Denver International Airport spokesperson Emily Williams says at this point, DIA is continuing normal operations. Williams says she does not have access to TSA […]

  • Aurora family warns against ‘puffing’ after truck stolen with dogs inside

    AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora family is warning others of the dangers of “puffing” after their truck was stolen with their two dogs inside. While illegal in most cities, puffing is common across Colorado in winter months, as people leave cars running unattended to get them warm on cold mornings. Wednesday morning, Manny Sandoval says he put his dogs in the back of his truck near Tower Road and Interstate 70, then ran back inside his house to get his lunch. […]

  • Wildlife officials continue to euthanize high number of bears

    GOLDEN, Colo. — More bears are being put down in the state every year, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. As more people move to Colorado, wildlife officials say human-bear interactions are increasing. That means more bears are being put down than ever before. Last year, 82 bears were put down after a record year in 2017 when more than 200 had to be euthanized. Officials say a late freeze that year wiped out bears’ food source, pushing them into […]

  • Denver spent more than $400,000 on private contractor to help with homeless sweeps

    DENVER — New records obtained by FOX31 show that the city of Denver spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on homeless cleanups. Between September 2017 and September 2018, records show Denver Public Works paid a private contractor $421,974 to assist with the cleanups. That company, Custom Environmental Services, helped dispose of hazardous waste, while storing items collected during sweeps and cleanups. Those items are kept for 30 days so that owners can retrieve them. “Every day we are downtown, Monday through […]

  • Denver dispatcher honored for saving Lakewood officer’s life

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Denver 911 dispatcher was honored Saturday in Lakewood for her role in helping save a Lakewood police agent’s life. On Aug. 2, Agent Mark O’Donnell was struck by a car while patrolling on his motorcycle near West Colfax Avenue and Vance Street. “I was headed back to the police station to get lunch, and another driver turned left in front of me. I lost.” says O’Donnell. “I knew pretty quickly I was not in good shape.” O’Donnell’s […]

  • Lakewood mom questions violent sex offender’s lack of eviction from apartment complex

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A known violent sex offender is in the process of being evicted from his Lakewood apartment after a misdemeanor citation for public indecency. According to Lakewood police, 42-year-old Derrick Coffman was cited for public indecency on Dec. 21 at his apartment complex at West 16th Avenue and Reed Street. Neighbors claim he urinated on the front stoop of a unit belonging to Chevon Menard, a single mom who lives with her two children. Lakewood police would not […]

  • 3.2 beer disappears as full-strength beer comes to Colorado grocery, convenience stores

    DENVER — New laws kicked into effect on Tuesday morning with the start of 2019 and the biggest one is at grocery stores. Starting Tuesday, 3.2 percent beer is no more as full-strength beer can now be sold at grocery stores across the state. It has taken 85 years — before Prohibition was repealed — for Colorado to get rid of the watered-down beer. On Tuesday morning, workers at grocery stores across the state began swapping out 3.2 beer for […]

  • Man accused of killing missing fiancee due in Teller County court

    CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. — Patrick Frazee, the man accused of killing his fiancee Kelsey Berreth, is due to make his first official appearance in Teller County court on Monday. Frazee is expected to formally charged with first-degree murder in Berreth’s disappearance. At a hearing last week, a judge handed custody of the couple’s 1-year-old daughter Kaley to Berreth’s parents. Until his arrest on Dec. 21 on suspicion of murder and solicitation of murder, the girl had been staying with Frazee. Berreth was […]

  • Broncos fans predict coach change is coming

    DENVER — Will Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph stay or go? That’s the biggest question facing the Broncos as they wrap up their season Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. “You never hope that somebody gets fired,” says Erich Krueger. “But I think that it would probably be a great step forward for the team.” Fans like Krueger have been predicting the end of Joseph’s tenure in Denver for a number of weeks. Under Joseph, the Broncos have posted consecutive […]

  • Man who lost wife in Christmas Eve I-70 crash urges people not to drive impaired

    AURORA, Colo. — If you’re planning on drinking or consuming marijuana this holiday weekend, a Colorado father has a message for you: don’t drive. On Christmas Eve, Brett Shaw got a call he never could have imagined. His wife Sancy and their daughter Charlee were heading home to Routt County on Interstate 70 when a suspected drunk and high driver crossed into oncoming traffic and hit their vehicle. Sancy was killed. “The reality is, our family is hurting,” Shaw says. […]

  • Rescue crews pull one-ton rock off man trapped in Eldorado Canyon

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Numerous agencies responded to Eldorado Canyon State Park about 1:45 p.m. Friday after the man was reported pinned under a boulder weighing approximately 2,000 lbs. Search and rescue teams were contacted by a witness who took them to the man. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says a man was hiking with two other people when they went off the trail and into some open space. “They went off trail into a scree field. And while they […]