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Jim Hooley brings his skills as a veteran Denver newsman to FOX31’s Good Day Colorado and Channel 2’s Daybreak. For the past 15 years, he’s been up before dawn, delivering breaking stories from that morning and overnight hours to kick start your day.

Jim grew up on New York’s Hudson River and worked in newsrooms in Rochester and Cleveland before proudly calling the Rocky Mountains home.

During his career, Jim has reported live on the Columbine shootings, the Aurora Theater tragedy and Colorado’s floods and wildfires.

As Oscar Wilde put it, “the truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Jim believes that’s what makes the job of being a reporter so compelling.

Email Jim at Jim.Hooley@KDVR.com

Recent Articles
  • Mega Millions jackpot balloons to $1 billion ahead of drawing

    DENVER — The massive Mega Millions jackpot drawing will take place Friday night. The jackpot swelled to $1 billion on Friday because there hasn’t been a jackpot winner since July 24. The pot has been getting fatter over the past three months. For those putting money together and buying tickets with co-workers in an office pool, a financial adviser has some directions. Experts say to name a leader and have one person in charge of buying the tickets. Create a […]

  • Study: Colorado ranks in top 15 nationally for most registered sex offenders

    DENVER — A report finds Colorado is among the top 20 states with the most registered sex offenders, per capita, in the nation. Oregon tops the list, followed by Arkansas and Delaware. A Secure Life evaluated data from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Colorado has about 18,000 sex offenders living throughout the state, ranking 14th on the list. That’s 333 for every 100,000 people. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has a sex offender registry and there is […]

  • York Street on-ramp to I-70 permanently closed for Central 70 Project

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the York Street on-ramp to Interstate 70 as part of the Central 70 Project on Tuesday morning. The main reason for the closure is because of safety. CDOT wants to eliminate congestion caused by traffic trying to merge onto the highway from York Street. As the Central 70 Project moves into high gear, drivers will see a lot more work being done. “So over the long term when this highway is redone, […]

  • Ballots to be mailed to voters on Monday ahead of election

    DENVER — This year’s election moves into high gear on Monday when millions of ballots will be mailed to registered voters across the state. In all, 3 million ballots will be mailed in the state, including 400,000 in the city and county of Denver. The ballot is a big one with a lot of state and local elections, and ballot issues. The key is to fill it out and return it before Election Day on Nov. 6. “The state blue […]

  • York Street on-ramp to I-70 to permanently close for Central 70 Project

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation will close the York Street on-ramp to Interstate 70 next week for good. The closing takes place in the middle of the Central 70 Project, which broke ground in August. The on-ramp will close permanently on Monday. “Crews need to get in there and rebuild the railroad tracks,” CDOT spokeswoman Rebecca White said. “Today, those tracks cross under the highway. “Eventually, we need to bring the highway underneath the railroad tracks and flip-flop […]

  • Man shot, killed in west Denver; suspect being sought

    DENVER — One man was killed in a late-night shooting Wednesday, the Denver Police Department said. Police worked overnight searching for evidence, mostly in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant at 550 Sheridan Boulevard. Several evidence markers could be seen in the parking lot. Initial reports indicated the shooting was the result of a running gun battle between people in two vehicles. Before midnight, police said a man had been killed and the death was being investigated as a […]

  • 2 pedestrians killed in separate accidents in Denver

    DENVER — Two pedestrians were killed after being hit by vehicles in separate accidents on Monday night, the Denver Police Department said. Just before 9 p.m., a pedestrian was hit at Federal Boulevard and West 52nd Avenue. The person was taken to a hospital but did not survive. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. Southbound Federal Boulevard was closed for several hours but has since reopened. Later, a pedestrian was […]

  • Orange and purple Monday: Huge sports day for Broncos, Rockies

    DENVER — It will be an orange and purple Monday in Denver as the Broncos and Rockies take center stage in two pivotal games, making for one of the biggest sports days in the Mile High City. First up will be the Rockies, who will play the Dodgers in Los Angeles just after 2 p.m. to determine the National League West title. The Rockies are trying to win the division title for the first time in their 26-season history. The […]

  • RTD reduces number of cars on R Line through Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — RTD is cutting the number of cars on the light rail R Line that runs through Aurora because of a lack of ridership. RTD says ridership on the R Line is about half of projected numbers. The one-car trains look more like a trolly going up and down the tracks. RTD believes cutting the two-car trains to just one is enough to serve the needs of the R Line passengers and the low numbers for now. Riders […]

  • Bear sightings increase in Boulder as hibernation nears

    BOULDER, Colo. — Police and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are keeping a close eye on a bear wandering through the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. It’s the latest in a series of bear sightings in Boulder over the past 24 hours. The bear was seen in a tree behind Fiske Planetarium. School officials asked that people avoid the area. A mom and two cubs were spotted in a tree near Flatirons Elementary School on the west side of […]

  • RTD approves major rate hikes for most rail, bus lines, discounts for low-income families

    DENVER — The Regional Transportation District approved new fares for most of its rail and bus lines on Tuesday night. A new discount program for low-income families was also approved. A one-way ride to or from Denver International Airport on the A Line will increase from $9 to $10.50. Local fares will jump to $3, up 40 cents, and regional fares will go to $5.25, up 75 cents. “I prefer they lower it,” commuter Israel Milton-Brewer said. “Nine dollars is […]

  • RTD to vote on proposed major rate hikes for most rail, bus lines

    DENVER — The Regional Transportation District will consider a major rate hike for most of its train and bus lines on Tuesday night. But it will also consider putting in place a new discount plan to help low-income riders. Riders on the A Line between Union Station and Denver International Airport would feel the new rate hike the most. The ride is set to jump to $10.50, up from the current $9. Local one-way fares would increase to $3. Regional […]