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.

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Recent Articles
  • New Study doesn’t settle question of whether living near oil and gas sites always poses a health risk

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment published a study on Thursday showing a rare health risk of living near oil and gas development in Colorado when certain conditions are met. The study is not based on what Coloradans have reported but instead on estimates on worst-case conditions such as windy days. The study does not take into account people who live near multiple wells but only one well. The study showed an elevated health risk of […]

  • Denver Archdiocese vocations director speaks on priest hiring process ahead of new abuse report

    DENVER — Rev. Ryan O’Neill, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Denver, is responsible for every new priest that joins the seminary. “That’s something I definitely take seriously,” O’Neill said. Ahead of a new Colorado Catholic Church report set to be released by the Attorney General’s Office in the new few weeks, O’Neill sat down with FOX31 to discuss how the archdiocese works to keep abusers out of the church. “Are you confident that the young men studying to be […]

  • Monday may be the last Columbus Day holiday for Colorado

    DENVER — At the Christopher Columbus statue in Civic Center Park on Monday, Denver tour guides perhaps said it best: “Next year if you come here on the same day you might be here on a normal Monday.” Indeed the debate regarding the future of Columbus Day is intensifying in Colorado. While Colorado was the first state to celebrate the holiday in 1907, this year might be the last as more and more states eliminate Columbus Day after reviewing the […]

  • Greta Thunberg, other youth climate activists gather in Denver’s Civic Center Park

    DENVER – Climate activist Greta Thunberg and thousands of other climate activists came together in Civic Center Park for a climate strike Friday. “This is a movement with millions upon millions of people telling world leaders to act,” Thunberg told the crowd. “We are demanding a safe future for everyone and that is not something you can continue to ignore.” The Denver crowd for @GretaThunberg. #kdvr — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) October 11, 2019 The Swedish teenager has become […]

  • Watch: Gardner refuses to say whether it’s appropriate for president to ask foreign leader to investigate rival

    DENVER — During a press gaggle during at an event in downtown Denver on Thursday, Sen. Cory Gardner refused to say whether it is appropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival. Gardner was repeatedly asked the same question by journalists based in the Denver area. “You’ve called it a partisan circus but I haven’t heard you answer this question: Do you believe it’s appropriate for the president of the United States to ask […]

  • 2 Republic Airways employees arrested at DIA after assault video

    DENVER — Two former Republic Airways employees were arrested at Denver International Airport following an assault on a jetway. William Thomas, 36, and Marisha Sporer, 29, were arrested for assault on Sept. 13 after an argument turned physical. According to the arrest affidavit, Thomas and Sporer had been involved in a relationship since 2018. After landing in Denver, Sporer asked to use Thomas’ cellphone and found something on the phone she was unhappy about, which started an argument between the […]

  • Colorado officials reveal public option proposal during meeting with hospitals, providers

    DENVER — Colorado health officials revealed the state’s proposal to develop a public health insurance option in Colorado. Officials did so after lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year calling for a well-researched draft. The plan calls for a public option to be offered beginning in 2022. Initially, it will only be offered to Coloradans who buy insurance on their own, which is estimated to be around 200,000 people. Most insurers in Colorado would be required to offer the program and […]

  • Gardner, Hickenlooper each received more than $2 million in donations last quarter

    DENVER — The 2020 Senate race is expected to be the most expensive election in Colorado history. On Tuesday, both former Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Cory Gardner posted contributions from July through September. Gardner brought in more than $2.4 million, the largest quarter of his 2020 campaign. Hickenlooper posted more than $2.1 million, a significant number representing just six weeks of his Senate campaign. “Senator Gardner’s strongest fundraising quarter yet proves Gardner’s grassroots support continues to grow, and Coloradans […]

  • Colorado church abuse victims eligible for unlimited payouts

    DENVER — People who were abused by Diocesisan Catholic priests in Colorado can file claims to receive unlimited payouts under a church-funded compensation program that began operating Monday. Abuse from priests from other orders are not eligible. The formation of the Colorado Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program was announced by Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Attorney General Phil Weiser in February along with a review of church records to determine which priests in the dioceses of Colorado, Denver and Pueblo have had […]

  • Denver family says funeral home mistakenly cremated their grandmother

    DENVER — Leaving the Presentation of Our Lady Church Friday was always going to be sad for the De Leon family after the loss of a grandmother. “It just hurts a lot. My grandma is what held our family together,” Chris De Leon said. De Leon said his grandmother, Priscilla, was his family’s rock but what made today especially sad was the fact he couldn’t carry his grandmother’s casket. “My grandma was cremated on accident,” De Leon said. According to […]

  • Denver restaurant owners say closures, layoffs possible during contentious minimum wage meeting

    DENVER — Denver restaurant owners have a message to city officials: raising the minimum wage will have consequences. Happening Now: Denver’s Mayor office meeting with Restaurant owners about the minimum wage proposal….would increase it to over $15 by 2021. Needless to say this meeting will be a bit contentious. Lot of upset folks here — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) October 3, 2019 Thursday, business owners gathered for a meeting with representatives of Mayor Michael Hancock to discuss the plan […]

  • What you need to know before voting on Proposition CC

    DENVER — It is not a major election year, but Coloradans will still receive ballots in less than two weeks. Two major state ballot measures are up for a vote. Proposition DD would legalize sports gambling and Proposition CC would change the TABOR refund process in Colorado. Because Proposition CC sounds complicated, the FOX31 Problem Solvers are taking a deeper dive. Now: @GovofCO @jaredpolis along with top Dems @kcbecker @ColoTreasurer kicking off campaign to pass Proposition CC – which would […]

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