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!
ERIE, Colo. — Police are investigating a series of smash-and-grab burglaries at an Erie condo complex early Friday morning. Police believe it happened at 2 a.m. Friday at the Blue Sky Complex at Vista Ridge. “I opened the door and noticed there was glass shattered just everywhere,” said Matt Skurdahl. “Here we are in the middle of January and I have no driver’s side window, so everything involved with it is a pain.” Police don’t have any surveillance video or […]
PARK COUNTY, Colo. — A Park County family says it is furious with the Platte Canyon School District after their daughter was reportedly placed in a police car and was on her way to a hospital before they were notified. Tenth grader Ashley Gray says she went to the Platte Canyon High School counselor on Wednesday because she needed someone to talk to. “I was just having a bad day and I needed someone to talk to in the heat […]
GREELEY, Colo. — Less than two years after the horrific killings, the Lifetime Channel is set to premier a movie depicting the deaths of Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste. That movie, titled “Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer,” will debut on Lifetime on Jan. 25. Wednesday, attorneys representing Shanann’s parents spoke on their behalf at a Greeley press conference, citing major concerns with how the production was handled. “We did not discover it was being made […]
GOLDEN, Colo. — Students in some Jeffco Public Schools are getting less than 20 minutes to eat, according to a report released by the district. That report was compiled by a volunteer task force, which spent the past year interviewing students about food and nutrition. It found students at some schools are getting as little as 17 minutes to stand in line, get lunch and eat it. “Time was something that came up frequently,” said Dr. Tom McDermott. McDermott sat […]
LONGMONT, Colo. — Longmont police are currently searching for Thomas Snyder, who is a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at the Bank of the West on 5th Avenue and Coffman Street Saturday morning. Police say that Snyder presented a handgun and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Additionally, police say that Snyder stole a 2019 Kia Optima from an Enterprise Sales in Thornton prior to robbing the bank on Saturday. Snyder also has an active […]
DENVER — Denver police have arrested the driver reportedly involved in a hit-and-run crash Friday morning in northwest Denver. A Medina Alert was issued for a silver 2004 Ford Explorer and a female driver after a witness captured her license plate. Hours later, the car was found and the woman was arrested. It was the first Medina Alert of 2020 after a successful year in 2019. Medina Alerts are issued for hit-and-run crashes involving serious bodily injury. Law enforcement must […]
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons made his national TV debut last Thursday with a brief role on the FOX hit “Deputy.” We won’t give away what happened, but safe to say, his debut was quick. The sheriff is no stranger to Hollywood, appearing in over a dozen movies over the past 15 years, but says his first TV show was quite the experience. “It was really exciting to do,” FitzSimons said. “Who better to play a cop, […]
DENVER — For the third straight year, legislators have proposed a bill that would require drivers use hands-free devices to use cellphones while driving. SB20-065 was introduced Wednesday morning by Sen. Lois Court (D-31) and Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-26). The proposed bill would require police officers to witness someone using their cellphone while driving to issue a citation. Those tickets would start at $50 and increase with repeat offenses. “We just want people to put their phones down and concentrate […]
DENVER — Inspectors with the city of Denver completed more than 10,000 inspections for sidewalk snow in 2019, an increase of more than 400% from 2018. In total, 313 properties received $150 tickets. Just 51 properties received similar tickets in 2018. Laura Swartz with Denver’s Community Planning and Development office says a number of large storms helped tilt the numbers. “The number of inspections completed for sidewalk snow will directly relate to the number of major snowfalls,” she said via […]
FORT MORGAN, Colo. — There is a growing consensus among those in Colorado’s aviation industry that mysterious drones in eastern Colorado are in some way connected to the military. A team of experts reached this idea after they spotted an unmanned aircraft near Brush on Friday night. The team spent Friday scouring eastern Colorado for sightings, using specialized equipment to differentiate registered planes and helicopters from drones. “We did get eyes on one about 200 to 300 feet above, and […]
FORT MORGAN, Colo. — A group of Colorado pilots and industry experts have set up camp in northeastern Colorado, searching for answers in a story now making national headlines. Groups of drones, reportedly flying in coordinated grid patterns at night, have gripped small communities on the eastern Plains. “There’s a lot of people talking about it,” said Chris Swathwood. “People are very concerned.” Swathwood is a trained pilot and drone operator who is now setting up a command post outside […]
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins police continue to investigate a string of vandalism incidents across the city, including broken windshields and damage from BBs. But perhaps the most surprising offense was found spray painted on the front doors of Christ United Methodist Church Tuesday morning. “It was unexpected, for sure,” said Pastor Aaron Gray. “We came into the office on Tuesday and thought just another day, but then we noticed the door had been vandalized.” Gray says surveillance video […]