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Joe St. George is an Emmy award-winning journalist specializing in politics and breaking news for FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News.

Part of Joe’s responsibilities include covering the Governor, the General Assembly, the White House and Congress.

Since arriving in Denver, Joe has been part of the region’s biggest stories – from the drama of the 2016 election to the oil pipeline controversy in North Dakota, where he reported live during a blizzard.

In 2017, Joe anchored and produced a half hour documentary from the North Lawn of the White House entitled “President Trump Year One: Impact on Colorado.”

Joe is also one of handful of local television reporters to have covered oral arguments in front of the United States Supreme Court. Joe traveled to Washington D.C. for the landmark Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission hearing. When the opinion was issued by Justice Kennedy, Joe was the first local journalist to interview the controversial baker involved in the decision.

In 2018 Joe reported from South Korea and the DMZ – interviewing Coloradans about the threat posed by North Korea and the prospects for peace.

While at FOX31, Joe has helped develop the Truth Check Series which features fact checks of political candidates. Joe also routinely works with the station’s investigative unit and in 2017 won a Heartland Emmy Award for his six month investigation into the oil and gas industry.

On election night 2016, Joe was on the air for several hours — in prime time and in the morning shows — using interactive maps to demonstrate the results. Joe also led a political team of analysts live on air and online throughout the political season, co-anchoring the station’s coverage of the Trump Inauguration.

Over Joe’s career, he has held the political beat for KWQC in Iowa and WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, VA. That makes Joe one of the few local television news reporters in the country to have covered politics in three swing states.

While in Richmond, Joe was a weekend anchor and extensively reported on the Bob McDonnell corruption trial, the Navy Yard Shooting, and the Baltimore riots. Joe also led his station’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to D.C.

Joe has conducted several headline making interviews during his career ranging from President Donald Trump to Vice President Mike Pence to Vice President Joe Biden.

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Joe attended The Catholic University of America in Washington where he graduated with honors from the Politics Department. During college he held internships at CNBC and NBC News.

Prior to entering journalism, Joe was a White House Intern, a New Media Director in British Parliament, and worked for his Senator and Congressman in our Nation’s Capital.

In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his nearly 30 cousins in the Denver area and checking out new golf courses with friends.

He currently sits on the Board of Governors of Catholic University’s Alumni Association and on the Young Professional Board for Colorado’s March of Dimes.

His personal motto? “When good food and good friends come together, I am the happiest.”

Joe is always looking for a good story, feel free to reach out to him on Facebook or Twitter.

Email Joe at JSt.George@KDVR.com

Recent Articles
  • Why Amazon snubbed Colorado

    DENVER — After months of speculation about where Amazon’s new HQ2 would go, we know it will not be in Colorado. Amazon announced Tuesday their new HQ2 will be split between Northern Virginia near Washington DC and New York City.  So why did Colorado get snubbed? We know it wasn’t because of expensive real estate — New York City has some of the highest prices in the country. We also know it wasn’t because of traffic — Northern Virginia makes […]

  • Polis frustrates some with education transition picks

    “] DENVER — Governor Elect Jared Polis has a lot of work to do before he takes office January 8th. In addition to appointing his own office staff, Polis is responsible for appointing executive directors for dozens of state agencies. As a result, Polis has created a transition team to assist with the selection process. Polis is working with veteran Colorado lawmakers from Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran to Sheriff Joe Pelle of Boulder County. It’s Polis’ education picks […]

  • What’s next after Denver passes tax increase for mental health funding

    DENVER — Election night was more than just about candidates and political parties. It was also about issues. In Denver, voters approved a .25 percent tax increase to generate $45 million for mental health funding annually. So what happens next? “This will be the largest mental health funding stream that Denver has ever seen,” State Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver) said. Herod helped run the campaign to get it passed. Herod says first up will be the creation of a non […]

  • Sen. Gardner on 2020 chances after Colorado ‘blue wave’

    DENVER — Democrats did something Tuesday they had not done since 1938. Democrats won the office of governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer while taking control of the State Senate and State House. That leaves only one top statewide Republican in an office of significant power: Sen. Cory Gardner. Gardner said ballot issue defeats are a reason to give conservatives hope. “You saw tax increases were defeated, you saw anti-energy legislation was defeated so I feel confident the […]

  • What will Democrats pass into law first in Colorado?

    DENVER — A Democratic tsunami swept Colorado Tuesday. Democrats control the governor’s office, the attorney general’s office, secretary of state, treasurer, Colorado House and Colorado Senate. That hasn’t happened since 1938. So what could Democrats pass come January? Education Governor-elect Jared Polis said during his victory speech, “We want to make sure every child regardless of the zip code they grow up in has a quality education — including full day kindergarden.” That will be a difficult task with current […]

  • Colorado Democrats on track for election night wins if GOP voters stay home

    DENVER — Democrats in Colorado are feeling good.  Republicans in Colorado are wondering “what gives?” That is the mood going into Election Day. As of Monday morning, over 1.5 million Coloradans returned their ballot. That number ticked up slightly Monday afternoon. While Democrats and Unaffiliated Voters are on pace to beat their turnout in 2014, Republicans were 43,000 ballots behind. Only Weld County Republicans are showing an increase in turnout compared to any other county in the state. “Republicans are […]

  • Don’t forget about those down ballot races like AG, Treasurer

    DENVER — Many Coloradans will likely sit at the dinner table this weekend and fill our their ballot. While the big issues are known to many Coloradans, what about the other statewide races? FOX31 sat down with the candidates for Attorney General and State Treasurer. Attorney General Republican George Brauchler is taking on Democrat Phil Weiser. Brauchler is the current DA for the 18th Judicial District in Colorado, prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter, and is opposed to sanctuary cities. Weiser […]

  • Investigators have person of interest in case of Polis homophobic stickers

    EAGLE  COUNTY, Colo. — Eagle County investigators have located a person of interest after homophobic stickers targeting Democratic nominee for governor Jared Polis were discovered in and around Vail, Colorado. If elected, Polis would be the first openly gay man ever elected as governor of a state in the United States. The stickers — so offensive — are not even being quoted by FOX31. The Summit Daily first reported the incident.  “The stickers first started showing up in the back […]

  • Young people in Colorado aren’t rushing to the polls

    DENVER — Across the country there are reports of a massive amounts of young people voting in this midterm election. Harvard estimates 40 percent of people under the age of 30 will vote. That is not the case thus far in Colorado. Of the 951,000 plus ballots that have been returned in Colorado, only 43,000 are from voters 18-25. There are 392,000 plus active registered voters in that age group in the state. On college campuses across Colorado, FOX31 talked […]

  • Coffman and Crow sprinting to the finish in competitive race

    AURORA, Colo. — It is a race that will potentially set a new record nationwide for campaign spending. The 6th Congressional District in Colorado has always been a battle — and this year is no different. Incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Coffman battling for his political future against Democrat Jason Crow. Coffman is no stranger to tight races. Every two years Coffman has been in a difficult fight — Hickenlooper, Obama, and Clinton — all won his district in years he […]

  • Why you should be following Colorado State Senate races

    DENVER — With a week to go before election day there are many political races in Colorado to follow. There are controversial races for Governor and Congress — not to mention statewide ballot measures. But the one race you are not following that you should be is the battle for Colorado State Senate. Why is this race so important? Presently, Democrats control the Governor’s office and the State House of Representatives. Republicans presently control the State Senate by one vote. […]

  • Truth Check: Is Amendment 74 a wolf in sheep clothes?

    DENVER — The Truth Check team continues to look at the candidates and their commercials in the 2018 midterms. Every advertisement that claims something — we will research and determine if the candidates are actually telling the truth. You can watch our previous “Truth Check” segments here and you can read our criteria and standards here. The latest Truth Check involves  an attack on Amendment 74, the statewide ballot measure that would allow property owners to sue local governments if a regulation or […]