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!
SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — As a record avalanche season slowly comes to an end across Colorado, the state’s Department of Transportation is warning hikers to be on the lookout for un-exploded avalanche ordnance. CDOT says so far this winter, they’ve deployed 1,500 ordnance across the state. Twenty-two of those failed to explode and were recorded as duds. “There’s a chance someone could come up on an un-exploded ordnance,” says Tracy Trulove. “Our team is tracking where those un-exploded ordnances are, […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — How much new housing is too much? That’s a question Lakewood voters will answer July 2 with a special mail-in ballot that’s more than two years in the making. The ballot will ask voters whether new housing permits should be limited to 1 percent of existing homes each year. Cathy Kentner is a Lakewood teacher behind the measure, which she calls the “Strategic Growth Initiative.” “There’s nothing here that’s affordable for a teacher like myself,” she said. […]
EDGEWATER, Colo. — A Felony charge against Kyle Keegan has been dropped, as part of a plea deal reached in court Monday afternoon. Keegan, 26, pleaded guilty to driving into an Edgewater home on December 9, narrowly missing a woman sleeping inside. Court records show Keegan had a blood alcohol content of .174 at the time of the crash. Keegan was facing a total of 8 charges for the crash, including Criminal Mischief, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Driving Under […]
LAKEWOOD — The Colorado Christian University softball team is firing on all cylinders heading into the final few weeks of the season. The Cougar’s 30-10 record heading into the second weekend of April is good enough for 2nd place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Athletic Director Brian Wall made a bold eleventh-hour move. He recruited 13-year-old softball newbie Lorelai Kinzer, to help the team in meeting its long-term goals. “It’s been a great year so far,” Brian said. “We’re […]
BOSTON — Sisters Sarah Bush and Laura Hall remember exactly where they were on April 20, 1999. Survivors of the Columbine shooting, the sisters are preparing to run the Boston Marathon together. Sarah Hall, a 16-year-old sophomore, was taking a test in math class. Laura Bush, a 14-year-old freshman, was eating lunch in the school’s lunchroom. “It was probably a few minutes into the period, and we heard an explosion. And at that point, Coach Ortiz, our baseball coach, ran […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A Lakewood man spent four days in the hospital after he was bitten by a rattlesnake at Westminster Hills Dog Park on Sunday. Richard Boggs said he was walking through the park and looking up at birds in the sky when he felt a sharp pain in his ankle. “It was a beautiful day, and the last thing on my mind was a rattlesnake,” he said. “I felt a sharp prick and I did a double-take […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — What was supposed to be a dream backyard patio for Lakewood resident Rob Fideor has quickly turned into a nightmare after he says his contractor, Miguel Hernandez, ripped him off of thousands of dollars. “He promised me the job would be done in four days, and as you can see, it’s six-plus months later and very little to no work has been done, except for cashing my checks,” Fideor said. Hernandez’s company is no stranger to the […]
LONGMONT, Colo. — Sunday would have been Rita Gutierrez-Garcia’s 36th birthday. The Longmont woman disappeared from a downtown parking lot over a year ago. Gutierrez-Garcia was out with friends and family celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 2018 when she was last seen walking to a parking lot behind 3’s bar. Police say they no longer believe Rita Gutierrez-Garcia is alive but have still not recovered her body. Sunday, friends and family gathered at Longmont’s Thompson Park to unveil a special […]
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Thomas Holleman Jr., 67, has been arrested in the homicide of two victims. According to CCDP, Holleman has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and remains at Adams County Jail. Neighbors tell FOX31 they heard two loud gunshots around 10:30 Friday night. Police quickly entered the home with guns and shields, according to Lluvia Alvarado. CCDP reported Friday that they found two people dead. “Out of nowhere just sirens, lights noise,” she says. “I […]
ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — A missing person’s case that began in January near Conifer is now a murder investigation; a body has been found and a suspect is in custody. The remains of 28-year-old Joseph Brinson were found Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. in the 42000 Block of Ridge Road near Deer Trail, 70 miles east of where he was last seen. Friends say they knew something was wrong the minute Brinson disappeared. “It was terrible,” says Quincy Lyon. “It wasn’t […]
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Dozens of angry boaters filled the Westminster Recreation Center Tuesday night to speak out against the ban on trailered boats at Standley Lake planned for this summer. The ban is in an effort to protect the reservoir from a zebra mussel infestation. The reservoir provides water to more than 300,000 people in Westminster, Thornton and Northglenn. Westminster City Manager Donald Tripp told FOX31 that although the invasive species hasn’t been detected in the drinking water supply, it’s […]
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Inside the walls of the Douglas County Justice Center, incredible works of art are popping up one by one. They feature an American flag, a hero’s flag and two badges honoring fallen deputies. But the paintings weren’t commissioned by an outside artist. Instead, they were painted by an unexpected source within: an inmate named Lucas Mefford. “I was about 2 or 3 when I started drawing,” he said. “I was always just a quiet kid. I’d […]