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!
DENVER — Four Colorado State Patrol troopers were involved in accidents on four consecutive days across the state. The fourth accident happened about 2 p.m. Sunday when a trooper from Weld County was investigating a crash on Interstate 25 near the Wyoming border. The trooper was outside when another vehicle drove by, slid off the highway and hit the Colorado State Patrol vehicle. One person was taken to a hospital from the second crash, but the trooper was not injured. […]
LOVELAND, Colo. — Saturday morning, friends and family gathered at Foundations Church in Loveland to say goodbye to a big man, known for his big heart. Officials are now calling 43-year-old Jason Wheeler’s death a homicide. The Larimer County Coroner says the cause of death was asphyxiation. On Feb. 8, police were called to reports of a disturbance off Highway 287. While police were on their way to the area, witnesses say Wheeler stopped breathing. “There’s a lot of stuff […]
EDGEWATER, Colo. —More than two months after a suspected drunken driver plowed into her Edgewater home, Tammy Sanchez is still waiting for repairs to begin. Friday afternoon, the FOX31 Problem Solvers found a tarp and plywood covering a gaping hole into her bedroom. On Dec. 9, police say 25-year-old Kyle Keegan was drunk when he slammed into the home, missing Sanchez by inches. “I lost everything in that room,” says Sanchez. “So that was kind of hard, and now having to deal […]
DENVER — If you travel between Denver and Boulder on a regular basis there is a new way to hit the express lanes for free. The first of its kind program is called “Casual Carpool,” a way to use your cell phone to link up with other drivers heading between Denver and Boulder. The app is a partnership with Waze, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). It works through the […]
DENVER — As Denver teachers begin their first strike in 25 years on Monday, at least one school in Denver is asking students to leave cell phones, backpacks and other valuables at home during the strike, according to an email sent to parents. Denver Discovery School sent the email to parents over the weekend telling students to leave backpacks, binders and anything else of value at home because students will not have access to their lockers during the strike. RELATED: […]
DENVER — On an evening normally reserved for grading papers or designing lesson plans, Denver Public Schools teachers had a new project Sunday night: Preparing to strike Monday. Roughly 100 “strike captains” gathered at the Colorado Education Association building for meetings Sunday afternoon, detailing how the strikes will operate. Most teachers are planning on picketing outside the schools where they teach from 7-9 a.m. A spokesperson for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (the union representing DPS teachers) says the picketing […]
LOVELAND, Colo. — Family members have identified a man who died following a suspected road-rage confrontation in Loveland as 43-year-old Jason Wheeler. Loveland police have released few details regarding the incident, which remains under investigation. It is still unclear how Wheeler died. Wheeler’s friends and family gathered at Foundations Church Friday night to grieve. “He had such a big heart and a big impact on everybody,” says his wife, Mary Wheeler. “Family meant everything to him.” Wheeler was a truck driver […]
LONGMONT, Colo. — A Longmont auto mechanic is back at work after a horrific crash on Highway 119 in late November. Tom Maggio was driving home from Hands On Auto when his truck collided with a pickup truck, pinning him inside. “The windshield was just destroyed and shattered, and I heard sirens and saw lights coming toward me,” says Maggio. “At that point, I just started praying for my wife and my kids. Would they be OK if I didn’t […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs dog is back home safe after an incredible story of survival in the mountains outside Buena Vista. Prince was reunited with his owner last week after reportedly surviving on his own for 96 days. Kari Yarbrough was heading back home to Colorado Springs on Oct. 22 when she was involved in a car crash outside Buena Vista. Yarbrough says she had an open warrant for failing to appear in court and was taken to a Chaffee County […]
BOULDER, Colo. — Avalanche experts are warning skiers and snowboarders in Colorado’s high country to be on high alert as a potential record avalanche season passes the halfway point. Already this season, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has recorded 57 people caught in avalanches statewide. On average, it records 63 over an entire season. The season runs from Oct. 1 through the end of the following September. “If we project the current trend through the end of the season, we will […]
DENVER — Local shoveling laws are in effect after Monday’s snowstorm as a way to keep pedestrians safe. Most every city in the Denver metro area requires residents to clear sidewalks after a storm. In Denver, Aurora and may other cities, residents have 24 hours after the snow stops falling. That means sidewalks should be cleared by noon Tuesday. Residents can face fines starting at $150 for not doing it, but the city will typically will issue a warning ahead […]
NORTHGLENN — As ice rescues become more common across the Front Range, emergency departments are turning to a second set of eyes in an effort to save people faster. North Metro Fire has been using drones for about a year, but this week, they added a new feature: infrared technology. “What we’re looking for is holes in the ice. We’re looking for signs of life, which include heat signatures, which before we’d never be able to see,” says firefighter Jeff Burke. Burke is one of two drone […]