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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Truth Check: Impossible to predict true economic impact of oil and gas measure right now

    DENVER — The Truth Check team continues to look at the candidates and the issues in the 2018 midterms. Every advertisement that claims something — we will research and determine if the candidates and campaigns are actually telling the truth. You can watch our previous “Truth Check” segments here and you can read our criteria and standards here. Our latest Truth Check involves Proposition 112 – an oil and gas measure that if passed would prohibit new oil and gas development within 2500 […]

  • Gov. John Hickenlooper forms leadership PAC for potential presidential run

    DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking his most concrete step toward running for president in 2020. Hickenlooper on Monday formed a federal campaign committee that can distribute donations to candidates. Creating a so-called Leadership PAC is a critical step for politicians thinking of running nationwide. The PAC is called “giddy up” Hickenlooper’s name has long been floated as a possible candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. He’s a former geologist and brewpub owner who was a popular two-term […]

  • Campaign finance changes sought after Polis pours $18 million of own money into race

    DENVER — The race for Governor is the most expensive campaign in state history and a major reason is both candidates for Governor are independently wealthy. Thus far Republican nominee Walker Stapleton has donated over $1 million from his pocketbook to his campaign. That is a significant but it is nothing compared to Democratic Nominee Jared Polis who has given over $18 million from his personal wealth to his campaign account. Is that legal? Absolutely. Do people want to change […]

  • GOP candidate out after racist and homophobic blog becomes public

    DENVER — A GOP candidate for the State House is off the ballot after a controversial blog was revealed. David Reid Ross, a Republican in HD 12 in Boulder County, admitted to FOX31 and Channel 2 he is the author of “The House of David” a blog with posts including: “If you love black people, never, never let them vote” “Homosexuality is a disease” and  “Islam is false and evil” The blog was first revealed by Westword Magazine earlier this […]

  • Polis and Stapleton campaigns battle over who is actually working

    DENVER — How often has Jared Polis showed up to vote in Congress? How many days has Walker Stapleton’s parking spot been empty at the Colorado State Capitol? With fewer than 60 days to go before the midterm election, both campaigns for Colorado governor have launched attacks on the opposing candidate’s attendance record. To be clear, neither candidate has a perfect record. Stapleton has missed more than 50 percent of his PERA board meetings while in office as treasurer. Polis […]

  • Colorado drills doomsday hacking scenarios with election officials

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Cyberattacks. Voter database infiltration. Fake results. These are real-world scenarios for modern-day election officials and on Thursday, most of them in Colorado gathered at the Hotel Inverness in Englewood  for training. Now: Election Clerks from across Colorado and other election divisions from other states running scenarios in Denver in case hacking takes place on Election Day. — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) September 6, 2018 “It gets election officials into a mindset they are ready for anything,” […]

  • Artist behind controversial ‘gun school zone’ known for political pieces

    DENVER — A controversial piece of art has attracted the attention of many in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. A school zone sign with a rifle is painted largely and the words “Thought and Prayer Expected” written in bold. “At first I thought it was a normal street sign,” resident Andrew Griffin said. “Then I realized, oh my God , this is a powerful message.” The artist goes by the name “Matador.” “We’ve seen Matador’s work all over town for many years,” […]

  • What happens in Colorado if Roe v Wade is overturned?

    DENVER — The confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh are underway in Washington. One of the main reasons the hearings have become so contentious is because Roe v Wade is perceived to be threatened. The reasoning is because Justice Kennedy helped keep abortion legal during his decades on the bench and Kavanaugh is believed to be more conservative than Kennedy. What would happen in Colorado?   In short nothing — at least right away. Democrats are expected to maintain control of […]

  • Democrats go after Stapleton on education

    DENVER — An old videotape, a rally, and a new website. Democrats in Colorado went after GOP nominee for governor Walker Stapleton on Tuesday — citing a videotape from several years ago. “We’re already spending too much unchecked money as it is on education. … This is money that could be used for corrections services,” Stapleton says in the videotape. The comment, made from 2010, is the inspiration for the Democratic-backed website  In addition to the website, Democrats held […]

  • Problem Solvers Guide to Transportation Measures on Colorado ballot

    DENVER — The future of Colorado’s transportation woes will rest with the November 2018 election. There are two ballot measures and voters will decide if both, some, or none pass into law. WHAT ARE THE TWO MEASURES? Fix Our Damn Roads or Proposition 109 will appear on the ballot. It demands the state pass no new taxes for transportation. Instead it encourages lawmakers to use current funding for $3.5 billion in transportation bonds. Let’s Go Colorado or Proposition 110 is […]

  • School Start Time Committee meets at Capitol

    DENVER — When should schools start? It’s a question that has been debated for years in Colorado — with some school districts making the switch to later start times to accommodate teenagers and their growing bodies. On Friday at the State Capitol the General Assembly’s Committee on Start Times met to discuss the issue in depth.  “Sleep is not an optional luxury its a biological necessity,” Dr. Lisa Meltzer, a sleep expert told the committee. Meltzer is an advocate for later […]

  • Following criticism for skipping debate, Polis starts Western Slope tour

    DENVER — Congressman Jared Polis is campaigning on the Western Slope. The Democratic Nominee for Governor launched a three-day multi-city 10-stop tour Friday hitting areas like Rifle, Grand Junction, and Gunnison. We're off! Buena Vista → Salida → Gunnison → Crested Butte → Montrose → Grand Junction → Rifle → Meeker → Craig → Steamboat Springs. 🚙 Find an event near you & RSVP at #JaredOnTheRoad — Polis for Colorado (@PolisForCO) August 31, 2018 The tour is significant […]