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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
  • Second victim in Lakewood park stabbings identified

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A 19-year-old was identified Wednesday as the second person stabbed to death at a Lakewood park last week. According to the Lakewood Police Department, Ivan Rodriguez is the man who was stabbed near the Heritage Center at Belmar Park shortly after midnight Thursday morning. He died over the weekend. Seven hours after Rodriguez was stabbed, another man was found stabbed to death near the Colorado Firefighters Memorial. He was identified as Stevan Sandvick, 61. Vicente Enrique Orozco, […]

  • Half of JeffCo schools now have kitty litter-filled buckets for lockdowns

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Parents with students in Jeffco Public Schools may have seen some interesting items on their back-to-school shopping lists this year, including buckets and kitty litter. That’s because more teachers are opting to include “go buckets” in their classroom, to be used by students as toilets during prolonged lockdowns. “I think it’s a weird idea,” said parent Michelle Gebers. “But I guess if you’re in a lockdown situation, it’s not something every parent is thinking about.” The idea was […]

  • Second man in Lakewood park stabbings dies

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A second man who was taken to a hospital in one of two stabbings in a park last week has died, the Lakewood Police Department said Monday. Just after midnight on Thursday, officers were called to Belmar Park on a report of a man being stabbed near the Lakewood Heritage Center at 801 S. Yarrow St. Two men were in the park when another man approached and stabbed one of them several times before fleeing on foot, police […]

  • Parrots rescued from Wyoming hoarder now rehabbing in Colorado

    ELIZABETH, Colo. — A Colorado non-profit is getting involved following a disturbing animal cruelty discovery in central Wyoming. According to Casper Police, officers obtained a search warrant and entered a home on the 1200 block of West 23rd Street on July 17 after receiving complaints from neighbors about the smell. Inside, they found 42 dogs, 14 cats, eight birds, and one chicken. They also found 18 animals that were dead. Those eight parrots were transferred to the The Gabriel Foundation, […]

  • Japanese beetle population confirmed in Weld County

    GREELEY, Colo. — One of the biggest pests in metro Denver has found its way to Greeley, according to curators at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Japanese beetle has been thriving in Boulder and Denver suburbs since the 1990’s, but has remained relatively contained, until now. “Yesterday I went to Greeley because I heard they were in Greeley,” said Frank Krell. “I took a trap, a Japanese beetle trap with me, and when I came back an […]

  • Shortage of bus drivers causing delays in Cherry Creek School District

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A shortage of bus drivers in the Cherry Creek School District is leading to delayed routes at certain schools less than a week into the school year. A district spokesperson says eight or nine buses ran 30-45 minutes late Thursday. The district would not comment on exactly how many schools were impacted, but did say they stem from a bus driver shortage. Blaine Dacus says the bus never showed up to take his 6-year-old daughter to […]

  • Dow sinks 800 points as bond market flashes recession warning

    NEW YORK — The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points after the bond market flashed a warning sign about a possible recession for the first time since 2007. The yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly dropped below the two-year yield Wednesday, an ominous signal that has predicted past recessions. “Normally in interest rates, long-term interest rates are higher than short-term interest rates, so this is a significant change when something like this happens,” said Mac Clouse, a professor of […]

  • Denver International Airport ends contract with Great Hall developer

    DENVER — Denver International Airport canceled the contract with the developer Great Hall, LLC on Tuesday. The termination will be effective November 12, 2019, according to documents obtained by FOX31. That date is 90 days following the date of delivery of the Notice of Termination. “I’m just sorry that we had to make this change,” DIA CEO Kim Day said at a press conference Tuesday. Day said the decision was a based on a variety of reasons — including cost […]

  • Bear breaks into Estes Park home, forcibly escapes ‘like the “Kool-Aid Man”‘

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — After breaking into a home on Friday night, a bear escaped in impressive fashion, the Estes Park Police Department said. The bear entered the home near the area of Fall River Road, apparently attracted by a scent, police said in a Facebook post. When an officer arrived, the bear “forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’ and made (its) escape.” There were no reported injuries. Homeowner John Sliwinski said the black bear […]

  • Children play baseball as part of the Miracle League of Metro Denver. Many items were stolen recently from the non-profit. (Photo: Miracle League of Metro Denver)

    Equipment stolen from Denver baseball league for kids with disabilities

    DENVER — Thousands of dollars of equipment was stolen Wednesday night from a Denver non-profit that helps children with disabilities play baseball. The Miracle League of Metro Denver says someone cut through a fence, and broke into their trailer, containing bats, balls, gloves, and medical supplies. “Our first aid kits, our AED, our defibrillator, all that was stolen,” said Jim Morgan, president of the organization. “The first thing that goes through my mind is who would do this?” The non-profit has […]

  • 22-year-old Adams County Marine missing after visiting home on leave

    THORNTON, Colo. — An Adams County family has launched a desperate search to find a 22-year-old U.S. Marine last seen on Tuesday. Trey Cantrell was home on leave, and scheduled to take a flight back to his base in California early Tuesday morning. His mother Cheyenne says he never made that flight. “His dad woke up at 5 o’clock in the morning, and he was gone,” she says. “I just figured he made his flight, because he had a flight […]

  • Honey Heist Update: Arrest made in theft from Berthoud beekeeper

    BERTHOUD, Colo.  — Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with the theft of honey from a Berthoud beekeeper. FOX31 first shared that surveillance video on July 16, prompting a number of tips into our newsroom. Those tips were turned over to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, which arrested Gregory Neal on Thursday. Neal is facing charges of trespassing, and theft. “I really appreciate them being willing to get involved in something,” says Marie Koolstra. “A lot of times […]

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