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
  • Colorado Senate president latest Democrat to face recall effort

    DENVER — Another Colorado politician is facing a recall. Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is facing a recall effort by three individuals in Pueblo. Victor Head, Susan Carr and Ernest Mascarenas have until Oct. 18 to collect 13,506 signatures. If enough signatures are collected and verified, an election would then take place. Garcia is facing a recall for his leadership of the Senate that helped pass controversial oil and gas laws as well as election laws in 2019. “Among the […]

  • Gardner speaks on Hickenlooper, background checks and public events

    DENVER — Sen. Cory Gardner’s re-election effort is in full swing. On Monday, former UN ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley campaigned for Gardner in metro Denver. Now: @CoryGardner and @NikkiHaley at Gardner campaign event in Greenwood Village. Room filed with conservatives including many conservative women across the state #copolitics #coleg — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) August 19, 2019 In an interview, Haley told FOX31 what the nation is thinking about the Colorado Senate race. “I think it’s […]

  • Investigation into Deer Creek Canyon fire underway, residents talk about impact

    LITTLETON, Colo. — The Deer Creek Canyon Fire which prompted evacuations late Thursday is now 100% contained. Residents were told they could return to their homes at 1 p.m. Friday. While no one was injured and no structures destroyed, an investigation into what caused the wildfire is underway. It is believed to be caused by individuals who were in the area of Deer Creek Canyon on Thursday. “We’ve talked with witnesses and witness have heard explosions and saw smoke and […]

  • Documents from now-fired DIA Great Hall developer paint bleak picture of project

    DENVER — The developers of Denver International Airport’s Great Hall renovation project are speaking out for the first time following the city’s termination of its contract with them. Great Hall Partners was fired Tuesday over concerns about cost, the project’s timeline and safety. The FOX31 Problem Solvers obtained hundreds of previously classified documents written by the developer to airport officials highlighting issues with the project. In July, the developers complained about airport management: “Not only does the owner continue to […]

  • Hickenlooper would not clear Senate field should he run

    DENVER — Former presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is considering a Senate run. In his announcement declaring he is dropping out of the presidential race, Hickenlooper said he’ll “give some serious thought” to running for Senate. A decision could take weeks. More than 10 Democrats are already hoping to challenge Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. On Thursday, several candidates announced they would not drop out should Hickenlooper join the race. “This won’t be a coronation,” State Sen. Angela Williams, a current […]

  • Hickenlooper expected to end 2020 bid on Thursday, return to Colorado

    DENVER — John Hickenlooper is expected to end his presidential campaign Thursday, a source close to the former Colorado governor confirmed to FOX31 and Channel 2. FOX31 and Channel 2 have also learned that Hickenlooper is expected to return to Colorado and release a formal statement. There are no plans for a press conference in Colorado on Thursday. I’m told through a source the plan is for Hickenlooper to return to Colorado shortly and release formal statement. No plans for […]

  • Hickenlooper expected to end 2020 bid on Thursday

    DENVER — John Hickenlooper is expected to end his presidential campaign Thursday, a source close to the former Colorado governor confirmed to FOX31 and Channel 2. Hickenlooper joined the race in March. Since then, he has struggled to garner significant support. However, in June, both he and Sen. Michael Bennet managed to qualify for the first Democratic debate. Hickenlooper participated in the second Democratic debate on CNN in late July as well. He largely presented himself as a moderate candidate […]

  • What’s preventing Hickenlooper from running for Senate?

    DENVER — What is preventing former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper from running for Senate? At first, the answer is obvious: he is still a presidential candidate. However, when one looks deeper, it is evident why Hickenlooper is having some reservations about dropping out of the race for president and running for Senate. One reason: Hickenlooper’s past comments. In June, Hickenlooper told KOA NewsRadio in Denver, “If you look at the skillsets of what I’m good at, that’s very different than […]

  • Activists trying to reinstate Longmont’s fracking ban

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Activists are trying to reinstate Longmont’s ban on hydraulic fracturing now that a new state law gives local governments more authority over the oil and gas industry. Groups called Colorado Rising and Our Longmont said Wednesday they will ask a state court to allow Longmont to enforce the ban, which was approved by voters in 2012 but overturned by the state Supreme Court in 2016. The court said only the state could regulate the industry under laws […]

  • Denver International Airport ends contract with Great Hall developer

    DENVER — Denver International Airport canceled the contract with the developer Great Hall, LLC on Tuesday. The termination will be effective November 12, 2019, according to documents obtained by FOX31. That date is 90 days following the date of delivery of the Notice of Termination. “I’m just sorry that we had to make this change,” DIA CEO Kim Day said at a press conference Tuesday. Day said the decision was a based on a variety of reasons — including cost […]

  • Will Gardner change position on background checks and guns? History shows that’s unlikely

    DENVER — The headline “Gardner will oppose gun control” may sound like a headline from 2019, but it was written in 2012 by FOX31. Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, who will face an intense battle for reelection in 2020, has a history of opposing gun control-related measures. Will President Donald Trump’s comments Friday suggesting Mitch McConnell may be on board with background checks be enough to change Gardner’s position? “We need intelligent background checks,” Trump said. “I spoke to […]

  • Colorado Secretary of State not running for Senate

    Denver — Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold has decided to stay in her current job. Griswold had floated the idea of running for U.S. Senate and even formed an exploratory committee. Late Friday, Griswold, who has only been in office since January,  said she would not run. “After some heartfelt deliberation I have decided that now is not the right time to run for US Senate,” Griswold said in a statement. The Democratic Race to take on Senator Cory […]

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