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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
  • 2 injured after naked driver crashes into condo complex

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A naked and possibly drunk driver crashed into a condo building early Wednesday morning, South Metro Fire Rescue said. The crash happened around 2:28 a.m. at the Country Club Villas on East Florida Avenue near Parker Road when a man driving a vehicle crashed into two ground level apartments. A person inside one of the apartments and the driver were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, according to authorities. There was no further information available about […]

  • Denver City Council to take up proposed new scooter rules

    DENVER — The Denver City Council will debate the much-anticipated changes to the city’s scooter rules on Tuesday. The micromobility pilot program has created a lot of confusion for the thousands of riders on the streets and sidewalks, and it could get even worse. As of now, the scooters are supposed to be ridden on sidewalks, but that has frustrated riders and pedestrians — and created a lot of concerns over speed and safety. The new rules would have scooter […]

  • RTD to add more cars to A Line as ridership unexpectedly increases

    DENVER — RTD will add more cars on the A Line between Union Station and Denver International Airport because of the unexpected increase in ridership. Ridership is two years ahead of schedule. The A Line has already carried more than 16 million riders, a mark RTD didn’t expect to hit until 2020. Additional cars will be added sometime early next year to keep up with the pace of ridership. “We know that on the average day, we have tens of […]

  • Developmentally delayed teenager reported missing in Westminster found safe

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A developmentally delayed 14-year-old boy who was reported missing late Wednesday night has been found safe, the Westminster Police Department said. Police were notified about 7:15 p.m. that 14-year-old Joshua Gonzales was missing. He was last seen in the 8400 block of Church Ranch Boulevard. Police believe he left the location with another young person. About 7:45 a.m. Thursday, police said the boy had been found safe. Police did not release details of where he was found […]

  • Nevada judge orders extradition of alleged 1984 Colorado hammer killer

    DENVER — A judge in Nevada has ordered the so-called hammer killer to be returned to Colorado to face trial. In August, Alexander Ewing’s DNA was linked to the killings of four people in the Denver metro area more than three decades ago. Ewing, 58, will be brought back to Colorado to stand trial in the killings of an Aurora couple and their 7-year-old child in 1984. Investigators say he beat the family to death with a hammer. A 3-year-old […]

  • New Lime electric-bikes add to growing fleet on city streets, sidewalks

    DENVER — Lime has deployed a new fleet of e-bikes in downtown Denver as the city continues to clarify rules for the hundreds of scooters on the streets and sidewalks. Lime has 250 of its electric signature green bikes on Denver streets. They join some 1,700 e-scooters already in the city. And as the numbers grow, the city’s goal is to develop new rules of the road for all riders. “Our team is navigating through local and state law to […]

  • Denver City Council gives initial support for safe injection sites

    DENVER — A plan to allow safe injection sites to help drug users in Denver is one step closer to becoming reality after it passed its first reading at Monday night’s city council meeting. Safe injection sites allow for users of heroin and other drugs to go to a facility where they can get high without fear of arrest. The plan passed with only one city council member, Kevin Flynn, voting against it on Monday. A second reading and final […]

  • Gas prices falling in Denver just in time for Thanksgiving travel

    DENVER — Gas prices in the Denver metro area have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the last week making the average per gallon $2.62, according to the experts at Gas Buddy. The drop in gas prices comes just in time for the busy Thanksgiving travel week where 48.5 million people are set to hit the roads – which is an increase from last year, according to AAA. Gas prices in Denver are 25 cents lower than one month ago […]

  • Up to 800,000 passengers expected through DIA for Thanksgiving holiday

    DENVER — Officials at Denver International Airport are gearing up for Thanksgiving travelers and it’s expected to be the busiest holiday in more than a decade. More than 54 million people will be traveling nationwide this weekend ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Travelers at Denver International Airport will have to endure construction as part of the ongoing renovations of the Great Hall Project. Just about every public space in the airport is being reworked, including the security checkpoints. So things […]

  • Age eligibility for Colorado QuitLine lowered as vaping, smoking increases

    DENVER — E-cigarette maker Juul says it will no longer sell its flavored pods at retail outlets. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is going a step further by lowering the age of eligibility for the Colorado QuitLine from 15 to 12. The health department said teens in Colorado vape and smoke more than in any other state. They call the situation a catastrophe. The goal of the QuitLine move is to help young people before they are […]

  • Fire destroys first floor of south Denver home under renovation

    DENVER — Cold temperatures and snow presented challenges for crews battling a house fire in south Denver early Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to a home in the 2600 block of South Cherokee Street about 1:30 a.m. When they arrived, smoke was pouring out of the roof. Crews did an immediate check for anyone who could have been trapped inside. The icy conditions slowed down some of the firefight, but it didn’t stop crews from keeping things from spreading to […]

  • Testing of light rail southeast extension line to cause service disruptions

    LONE TREE, Colo. — RTD has started the final work on the new southeast extension rail line and that means service disruptions this weekend. The extension will run 2 1/2 miles between Lincoln Avenue and Ridgegate Parkway in Lone Tree. The project includes the construction of a bridge for the trains over Interstate 25 at Lincoln Avenue and three new stations. It’s meant to accommodate the massive growth that has taken place in the area. “We know the city of […]