An original member of the Channel 2 morning news team, Greg Nieto has been with Channel 2 and FOX31 since 2000! He currently reports on weeknights.

Born in Denver, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nieto has developed strong ties over the past 17 years, with organizations like M.D.A., M.A.D.D., Denver Dumb Friends League, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Colorado.

A life-long Broncos fan, he enjoys going to the games, volunteering or trying out a new craft brewery.

He is excited to see all the changes at 5280 and looks forward to hearing what stories make your heart sing!

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Recent Articles
  • How to protect your bicycle from thieves in Denver

    DENVER — They all have one thing in common:  they had their bicycles stolen. Now, through Facebook, they are banding together to find their bicycles and help other victims find theirs. The Facebook groups have titles like:  “Denver Stolen Bikes.” Courtney Biehl had her bicycle stolen, back in February, and while she did eventually find it on-line, she is now at the forefront of bringing victims together, as an internet “watchdog.” “I’d love for you to have a bicycle of […]

  • Denver woman continues search for dog 2 months after it went missing

    DENVER — A Denver woman continues to search for her missing dog two months after it went missing. Sally Bishop says that in July, she asked a house sitter to watch her beloved 10-year-old dog, Lina, while Bishop was in Italy for an extended time. One morning, she received a phone call that the Chihuahua-mix had somehow gotten loose. “If you could have an animal soul mate, she’s my soul mate,” said Bishop. But Bishop is not just waiting by the […]

  • Taste of Colorado hero pushes boy out of path of SUV driving toward crowd, chases driver down

    DENVER — Justin Ward says he is always prepared to be in the right place at the right time. That time came on Sunday night while he was working at the Taste of Colorado. He was working security for Diamond Standard Events at Lincoln Street and 14th Avenue. He was talking to a young boy when he says an SUV, allegedly driven by a drunk driver, was heading straight for the Taste of Colorado. Acting on instinct, Ward thought of […]

  • Big spiders, including Black Widow, show up at Golden woman’s home

    Darci Bianchi lives in Golden and says she loves her neighbors. Even the ones who have suddenly been showing up on her doorstep. Over the past week-and-a-half, Bianchi has noticed three big spiders, including a Black Widow, near her front door. “The first one, I was coming out of the door,” she says.  “And it was coming straight at me.  It’s hard not to freak out a little.” “This morning – the black widow bummed me out – and that’s […]

  • At final Broncos preseason game, fewer issues with mobile parking passes

    DENVER — At Thursday night’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, there were fewer issues with electronic parking passes and tickets at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Before the first preseason game against the 49ers, many fans complained that the process of using mobile passes — especially for parking — simply took too long. On Thursday, the lines of vehicles going into the parking lot appeared to move much quicker. “I think it’s naturally just a learning curve,” said Jon […]

  • Brighton family says neighbor’s dog entered home, killed Chihuahua

    BRIGHTON–The Brighton Police Department is investigating after a family says a neighbor’s dog came into their home and killed their dog. “Yoda” is the Sanchez family’s 9-year-old Chihuahua, who they say was killed inside their home over the weekend. There is now a chalk message outside of the Sanchez home that says, “Justice for Yoda!” The Sanchez family says this is the second time in a month that dogs from next door have gotten through or under a fence and […]

  • Federal Heights veteran’s house unlivable after SUV crashes into it

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — A stolen SUV crashed into a Federal Heights veteran’s home last week. The SUV went through a fence off of West 92nd Avenue and into the side of the home. “The car went underneath and slammed a tree into the side of their house,” said neighbor Mike Gonzales. The crash knocked out power at the home. Without power, for now, the veteran and his wife are staying at a local hotel, awaiting word from their insurance […]

  • Denver police investigating after racist graffiti found on elementary school playground

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department is investigating after racist graffiti was found on an elementary school playground. The vandalism occurred over the weekend at the playground behind the Joe Shoemaker School in southeast Denver. In a letter to families, Principal Christine Fleming said the school immediately took actions to cover the graffiti. The school also contacted DPD and the Denver Public Schools Department of Safety. “We condemn this act of hate speech,” Fleming said in the letter. Fleming said […]

  • Denver cyclists rally for safer streets following deaths

    DENVER — More than 100 cyclists gathered in Denver Wednesday evening to rally for safer streets. The monthly Denver Cruiser Ride is a tradition usually reserved for fun. However, Wednesday’s ride was in honor of two cyclists who were recently killed: Scott Hendrickson and Alexis Bounds. The cyclists rode 3.5 miles from the Ballpark area to the intersection near Denver Country Club where Bounds died.

  • Deadly crashes at intersection have Adams County residents demanding change

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Residents in eastern Adams County are demanding change due to the number of crashes at an intersection. The intersection — where East 88th Avenue and Highway 79 meet — is in a rural part of the county. Last weekend, there was a crash at the intersection in which two teens were killed. Three people have been killed at the intersection since March. The latest crash has residents from Strasburg and Bennett pushing for a solution. Branden Baalman […]

  • Crash takes out traffic light at Parker Road and Quincy; repairs to continue Tuesday

    AURORA, Colo. — A crash at South Parker Road and East Quincy Avenue caused major delays Monday morning, largely because a traffic light was destroyed in the wreck. The intersection is one of the busiest in the southeast metro area. The signal that was destroyed directs northbound traffic on Parker Road. Northbound Parker was closed for most of Monday. However, one lane reopened about 6 p.m. It could take crews another day to assemble a new traffic light. As a […]

  • Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for Patrick Frazee

    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Prosecutors have announced they will not seek the death penalty against Patrick Frazee, the Teller County man accused of killing his fiancee, Kelsey Berreth. Prosecutors in the Fourth Judicial District had a number of days to file for the death penalty.  They have chosen not to do so. Frazee has pleaded ‘not guilty.’ He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. His next appearance is slated for late August, and the trial could begin […]

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