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!
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A French bulldog puppy is safe after it was stolen from a Centennial pet store on Friday. Surveillance video shows 12-week-old “Lola” being taken from Perfect Pets near South University Boulevard and East Arapahoe Road. A warrant has been issued for the suspect who has not been found yet. Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies found the woman suspected of stealing the dog in Aurora on Wednesday. When approached, the woman ran, leaving Lola behind. Lola was returned to […]
While the bomb Cyclone clobbered Colorado, it continues to raise fears for our neighbors to the east with historic deadly flooding. American Red Cross volunteers- fresh off helping Alabama tornado victims pick up- are off to the Gateway of the west to help clean up. Five Coloradans left just today to help with Emergency Shelter Support. Donations to help victims of the flood can be made to the American Red Cross of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. You can also text […]
DENVER — The McCaffrey family is used to the accolades on the field. However, on Friday night, the McCaffrey brothers were honored for their work off the field. Max, Christian and Dylan McCaffrey were part of a group of six that was awarded the American Red Cross’ “Life Saver Award.” In March 2018, the group quickly responded when 72-year-old Dan Smoker was seriously injured in a fall while hiking Castle Rock. Smoker spent time in the hospital and rehabilitation. He is […]
DENVER — A Denver family is continuing to search for a mother and grandmother who has been missing for more than two weeks. 48-year-old Darlene Montoya was last seen by her family on Feb. 12. The family told FOX31 that they are working with the Denver Police Department and posted a Facebook post that has been shared hundreds of times. According to family, they believe she could be being held against her will. They added that she has posted once […]
LITTLETON, Colo. — Littleton police are looking for the driver of a car that plowed into a sign and fled the scene. The crash occurred Wednesday morning at West Powers Avenue and South Prescott Street. The video shows a small green sedan going around a corner and slamming into a “neighborhood watch” sign. Nobody was hurt. Police are still looking for the driver. The Littleton Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident that happened this morning at the […]
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A couple of bears in Breckenridge bucked the notion that they’d be hibernating for the winter. Instead, they crawled the stairs of a home, found a hot tub cover and promptly destroyed it. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it’s not uncommon for bears to go after hot tub covers but it is uncommon for it to happen this time of year. One of the bears has been trapped and wildlife officials are still searching for the other.
THORNTON, Colo. — Bicyclists in Thornton no longer have to come to a complete stop at stop signs. The city just updated its traffic laws, which now allow cyclists to slow down — but not completely stop — at intersections. The city claims to be the first in the Denver metro area to pass such a measure. Darrell Austin, a traffic engineer for Thornton, said the “safety stop” has its roots in Idaho. “We’re trying to make Thornton a more […]
ELIZABETH, Colo. — Bishop, a six-year-old pit bull who escaped from his owner’s yard two days after Christmas has been found dead at the end of Colorado State Highway 21. According to his owner, Holly Thibault, the cause of death is a bullet to his neck. Bishop was found by a dumpster at the end of the road. His owner Holly Thibault told the FOX31 Problem Solvers that she posted more than 200 flyers offering a $500 reward for his […]
DENVER — In the middle of their worst nightmare, Ashley Garcia and Elisha Deal are finding the strength to forewarn others. They are still trying to process the death of their one-and-a-half-year-old child : Eliyah. Late last week, father Elisha found his little girl, unresponsive in her car seat, inside the family’s southwest Denver home. Eliyah was rushed to Swedish Medical Center, but would die a day later. Ashley says Eliyah fell asleep with her head against the car seat […]
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Ivette Ruiz knew from the stare that something was wrong. Ruiz says she was driving into a Westminster Walmart parking lot recently when a man tried to unlock her car door. She was able to drive to another part of the parking lot and call police. Ruiz says the man tried repeatedly to get inside the back of her car, where her young son was sitting. Ruiz was able to call Westminster police. Police arrived and found […]
DENVER — A black cat that was stuck atop an electrical pole in southwest Denver since Tuesday was rescued by Denver firefighters and Xcel Energy officials on Friday morning. The owners of the cat, Oliver, say he sneaked out of the home on Evans Avenue Tuesday. A short time later, they heard him meowing from atop the pole. The owners have tried to get the cat down with catnip and food. They also tried to coax the 1-year-old cat down […]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — On Sunday, a local family was driving to California to pick up a dream car when they were involved in a serious crash. Matt and Tabitha King, of Windsor, were on Interstate 70 near the Utah border when they lost control on black ice. Their vehicle tumbled off the highway. Matt suffered minor injuries. Tabitha was paralyzed from the waist down. She remains at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. The family says their insurance is […]