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
  • Rescue group asks for transparency after dog euthanized by Humane Society

    Almost two years ago, she was rescued from Oklahoma. Then, thanks to Found Nation Animal Rescue, for about a year, “Linda” enjoyed life in her new home. But about a week ago, Linda, who was renamed JoJo by her owners, relinquished her to the Larimer Humane Society, citing 4 separate cases of aggressive behavior. The Humane Society, says they did follow-up testing and found Jojo demonstrated “concerning behavior.” The Black Lab mix was put to sleep Thursday. Found Nation did […]

  • CDOT gathers community input on reducing congestion on I-25 through central Denver

    DENVER — It’s only about 4 miles, but during rush hour, the stretch of Interstate 25 from Santa Fe Drive/U.S. 85 to 20th Street can seem like a parking lot. With that ever-growing problem in mind, the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking the first step to remedy the problem.  Thursday night, transportation officials held an open house as part of a brainstorming session of how “to move more people.” “What we’re looking at is ways to improve transportation,” says […]

  • Sick of the traffic: I-70 congestion causing some to skip skiing trips, study finds

    FRISCO, Colo. — A study indicates some skiers and snowboarders are taking fewer trips because of congestion on Interstate 70 to the mountains. The Summit Daily News reported Tuesday that the I-70 Coalition’s study found that 67% of people surveyed reported taking fewer skiing trips because of the interstate traffic. The coalition represents municipalities and businesses along the interstate corridor. Surveyors interviewed 461 people at park and ride lots in Golden. An online panel survey also was conducted. The study indicates people […]

  • Colorado’s Jeopardy champ weighs in on brand-new Jeopardy champ

    Jennifer Giles doesn’t pretend to know what James Holzhauer is going through, but she does have some idea of what’s it’s like to win at the TV game show “Jeopardy.” The Longmont grade school teacher is a three-time Jeopardy participant.  She is still in awe of Holzhauer’s run as Jeopardy champ, which ended Monday night at the hands of Emma Boettcher. Holzhauer fell just a few thousand dollars short of beating Ken Jennings all-time winnings of more than $2.5 million […]

  • Local business owners fear backlash from Trump tariffs

    DENVER — For more than a year, Eileen Andrews has owned Baker Neighborhood Market; and for more than a year, Andrews feels she has been able to offer her Central Denver customers the best of deals. She’s not sure for how much longer. Andrews’ uncertainty comes on the heels of President Trump’s threat to raise tariffs on all consumer goods produced in Mexico. Andrews says items such as avocados, bottled soda and candy are ones that, mostly likely, will see […]

  • New program offering insurance for Colorado bicyclists

    DENVER — There is a new program offering insurance for bicyclists in Colorado. On Thursday, Buddy Insurance announced a partnership with advocacy group Bicycle Colorado. According to a press release, Buddy created the first and only on-demand crash coverage focused specifically on the active outdoor community. According to a company spokeswoman, if you are not a competitive cyclist, coverage is $9.72 per day for a Colorado resident. A week of coverage would be $20.25 and a year of coverage would […]

  • CSP warns drivers against stopping under overpasses during storms

    DENVER — As hail season hits the Front Range and Plains in full force, drivers can once again find themselves in a difficult situation. While it may be tempting to stop under an overpass, the Colorado State Patrol is reminding drivers that it is illegal to do so. CSP said drivers should exit the roadway in a safe manner instead. Those who do not may be ticketed. “If worse comes to worst and you don’t have anywhere you can pull […]

  • Crowded travel headaches mark end of holiday weekend

    As Memorial Day comes to a close, so does the increased traffic along major roads and highways in Colorado. FOX31’s Greg Nieto has more on the traffic headaches as people returned home or tried to enjoy their holiday out and about.

  • After not receiving 2020, 2021 or 2023 bid, Denver still hoping to host NFL Draft

    DENVER — The National Football League announced on Wednesday that it is awarding its annual April draft to Cleveland in 2021 and Kansas City in 2023. Las Vegas was already chosen to host the event in 2020. Denver wanted to host the draft, but was not selected. The host city for 2022 has not yet been announced. The city of Denver’s original plan, submitted in 2018, would include utilizing both Red Rocks and downtown Denver. “We still have some, probably, […]

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife using dogs to help reinforce bears’ fear of humans

    DENVER — On Monday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted out a video of an orphaned bear cub being hazed by Samson, a member of its K-9 Program. Samson is one of three dogs used by CPW to help re-introduce wildlife back into its natural habitat. “The purpose is to provide hazing tactics to reinforce a bear’s natural fear of humans,” CPW said on Twitter. As part of the training, the dog remains on the leash and there is no contact […]

  • Measure on Denver June ballot could restrict city funding for possible Olympic Games

    DENVER — Denver will not be hosting the Olympics any time soon. In December, the United States Olympic Committee announced that Salt Lake City would represent the U.S. in a potential bid for the 2030 event. The possibility of hosting an Olympic Games has long been a contentious topic in the Mile High City. Denver voters famously decided against hosting the 1976 games after winning the bid. During the June 4 election, voters will again be able to decide on […]

  • Pete Contos, founder of famous Denver restaurants dies at 85

    DENVER — Whether you knew Pete Contos or not, you definitely know his restaurants. The best-known: “Pete’s Kitchen,” on East Colfax, is a late-night favorite for many Denverites. Sunday, Contos, the man behind six iconic restaurants, passed away. Family and friends say he died after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Contos was 85. His family released the family statement: To our friends and family, It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of our beloved husband, […]

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