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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!

You can email Greg at Gregory.Nieto@KDVR.com.


Recent Articles
  • CU graduate killed in Mexico; parents ask for help to solve crime

    BOULDER, Colo. — University of Colorado graduate Taylor Meyer went to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for a little rest and relaxation. The 27-year-old left Wednesday. On Friday, his parents were called in Southern California and told that their son was killed during a robbery. They are asking the FBI to take a closer look.

  • Father refuses to lose hope even though son has been missing for almost a year

    DENVER — Nathaniel Holmes was last seen December 19, 2017. The then-17-year-old went to school at Hidden Lake High School in Westminster.  He hasn’t been seen since. Westminster Police say Holmes may be a runaway.  His dad is still not sure what happened to his son, but most days he will sit in his son’s bedroom, hoping today is the day, the teen comes back. The elder Holmes also routinely drives to different cities along the front range, looking for […]

  • Amendment A creator says burned flyers found on front door step

    DENVER — The victim says he is the creator/organizer of Amendment A, which, if passed, would ban slavery as punishment for convicted criminals, from the Colorado Constitution. The day before the election, Jumoke Emery says his wife found a handful of burned door hangers on their southeast Denver doorstep. Emery called the Denver Police Department. His family was not hurt. He wants to make sure those responsible know that his movement will not be denied.

  • Vigil held for woman killed in hit-and-run in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — Thursday was a sad and somber night in Aurora for one group. On the day many of them had heard a  suspected drunk driver had been caught, friends and family gathered at a park to remember Jana Phillips. The 26-year-old was hit and killed while walking along East Iliff Avenue over the weekend. Aurora police have since announced a 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the crime. A GoFundMe account has been established for Phillips.

  • College athlete from Fort Morgan dies suddenly from rare disease

    FORT MORGAN, Colo. — A college athlete from Fort Morgan in northeast Colorado died suddenly from a rare disease. Samantha Scott was on the rowing team at Kansas State University when she came down with Lemierre’s syndrome. It’s an infection that begins in the throat and is poorly understood by doctors. Scott and Kennidi Cobbley were lifelong friends. The were friends since they were mini-dance teammates in Fort Morgan on Colorado’s eastern Plains. Kennidi went to the University of Northern […]

  • Boulder County hotline aims to combat hate crimes

    BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder Country has a new initiative aimed at combating hate crimes in Colorado communities. There’s now a hotline set up to fight those crimes. The Boulder DA’s office launched a ‘bias and hate crime’ initiative long before the shocking events In Pennsylvania. Now, in the wake of the horrific shooting in Pittsburgh, there is a renewed demand for the hotline. Those who wish to report non-emergency hate or bias crimes can call 303-441-1595. In the case of […]

  • Lafayette resident denies Comcast access to his property for neighborhood internet upgrade

    LAFAYETTE, Colo. — A backyard dispute is holding up internet upgrades in Lafayette. A neighbor is refusing to allow workers access into his backyard to install fiber optics cables unless he gets paid. Andrew O’Connor said, “It’s about a big corporation bullying people and trying to run over people.” The Lafayette resident says he is not allowing Comcast in his backyard to install higher quality fiber optics on principle. He says the company was unprofessional when they first asked to […]

  • New deer poaching incidents reported in state

    DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for information after two deer poaching incidents were reported near a school in northeastern Colorado Springs, The incident is one of several that have recently occurred in Colorado. Poached elk were found in Rocky Mountain National Park last month. This summer, mountain goats were found shot at point-blank range on Quandary Peak outside Breckenridge. Anyone with information is asked to call the Operation Game Thief hotline at 877-265-6648.

  • Thornton men allege violation of First Amendment rights

    THORNTON, Colo. — Two men are filing suit against the Pro-Tem of Thornton, alleging, in part, that their 1st Amendment rights have been violated. The allegations center on Proposition 112, which deals with requirements for new fracking projects. The men allege that comments they posted on the Mayor Pro-tem’s Councilwoman Facebook page were deleted and/or blocked by the Mayor Pro-tem, herself. A spokesman for the City of Thornton told FOX31’s Greg Nieto that attorneys are looking at the suit and […]

  • Space expert talks about implications of Soyuz rocket launch failure

    DENVER — Phil Larson is an accomplished space expert. The joy of space exploration he developed as a child still fuels his fire. He watched Thurday’s two-man Soyuz rocket launch to the International Space Station with all of the optimism and anticipation of the countless other successful missions only to be disappointed in the failure of the rocket, but thankful in the safe aftermath. Something went wrong during the separation of the booster and the capsule containing the two crew […]

  • Man who drove rescued dogs to new homes killed in crash in southeast Colorado

    LAMAR, Colo. — Jeff Nix did more than just save dogs, he drove them to a new home. For several years, the 42-year-old would pick up and deliver boxers and boxer/pit mixes to their new homes. He made more than 100 of these trips to help dogs and their new owners. He died over the weekend near Lamar in southeast Colorado in a car accident. His daughter says, he had just dropped off a puppy. Nix leaves behind a wife, […]

  • Brighton dog taken to shelter after escaping home gets adopted by new family

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — While one local family is happy, another is heartbroken. Earlier this month, a husky named Luka got out of his Brighton family’s yard. He was found and taken to the Adams County Animal Shelter. Dogs at the shelter must stay for five days before they are put up for adoption. Shelter staff did not hear from Luka’s family during that period. The family says it was traveling in Florida at the time and bad weather kept them away […]