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
  • Gay pride flag on display at Colorado State Capitol for first time

    DENVER — For the first time, a gay pride flag has been hung up and attached to the Colorado State Capitol. “Just to see we have a state that celebrates everybody is special,” said Gov. Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor. Polis will be grand marshal during Sunday’s parade for Denver PrideFest, which is expected to be extra “prideful” this year. Not only was Polis inaugurated this past January, but new conversion therapy ban laws have been put […]

  • Hickenlooper, Bennet will appear on same debate stage alongside Biden, Sanders

    DENVER — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Former Gov. John Hickenlooper will both appear on the same debate stage later this month. NBC News and the DNC made the announcement Friday after conducting a lottery of the 20 presidential candidates to determine when they will debate. The first debate will be spread out across two nights – June 26 and June 27 – because of the size of the field. Ten Democrats will appear on June 26 and ten more […]

  • Vaccine rates get worse in Colorado; Polis issues new executive order to help but doesn’t call “anti-vax” movement wrong

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis has issued an executive order designed to address Colorado’s poor vaccination rates for kindergarten students and other children. The Democratic governor signed the order at a news conference Thursday at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. It seeks to educate parents about the benefits of child vaccinations. It also seeks to increase accessibility to vaccinations in rural and underserved areas of the state. The order also calls for an information campaign to address what Polis calls […]

  • Democratic socialism growing in Colorado as Cory Gardner prepares to campaign against it

    DENVER — On the national level, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defended democratic socialism with a major address in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. “They may hate democratic socialism because it benefits working people but they absolutely love corporate socialism,” Sanders said. But how is the democratic socialism movement impacting Colorado? In a word, it is advancing. “I consider myself a democratic socialist,” said Candi CdeBaca, a newly elected member of Denver’s City Council. CdeBaca’s election was a major upset – defeating […]

  • Gardner speaks on Trump winning Colorado, has message for critics about reelection

    DENVER — Sen. Cory Gardner sat down with FOX31 political reporter Joe St. George Wednesday to discuss President Donald Trump, 2020 and his reelection chances. VIDEO: @SenCoryGardner on whether he will help President Trump win Colorado. I also ask him if Trump can actually win here he says he "certainly can." #copolitics #kdvr — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) June 12, 2019 “This is a choice, a choice between the future of socialism or the future of free-market opportunities,” Gardner […]

  • Effort to recall state Rep. Tom Sullivan is dropped

    DENVER — An effort to recall Democratic state Rep. Tom Sullivan after his support for a “red flag” law in Colorado is over. Organizers of the effort confirmed the news on Tuesday. “While we are pulling the recall today to focus on other essential efforts, Sullivan does not get a free pass,” Kristi Burton-Brown said in a statement. “2020 is the year to oust him.” Breaking: Full statement from Kristi Burton, who wanted Tom Sullivan recalled, “while we are pulling the […]

  • Big money being spent to defeat Lakewood ballot measure restricting development

    LAKEWOOD, CO — While it might not feel like it, it is election season in Lakewood, Colorado. Ballots are being mailed out this week for a special election on July 2. Initiative 200  seeks to limit development in the city — capping new housing projects at 1 percent of the city’s current housing stock. The measure applies to new apartments, condos, and single family homes. Projects over 40 units would need to go in front of city council. “What we […]

  • Coloradans may soon vote on late-term abortion ban

    DENVER — At the national level, abortion continues to dominate the conversation. From abortion bans in southern states to former Vice President Joe Biden recently flip-flopping his position on the Hyde Amendment, the debate continues. The Hyde Amendment is a federal law which bans using federal dollars for abortions in most circumstances. After years of supporting the Hyde Amendment, on Thursday, Biden announced he would no longer support it. In Colorado, the abortion debate may be intensifying. New: I’m told […]

  • State cracks down on ‘excessive flaring’ from gas sites in Weld County

    DENVER — Those familiar with oil and gas production likely know that “flaring” is a common technique used by energy producers to relieve pressure. For those who are less familiar, it could be a terrifying sight. That appears to be the case in Weld County, where over the course of 2017 and 2018, residents near Johnstown and Milliken witnessed several incidents of flaring. “It was kind of like blowing hairspray in a flame,” said Michael Goetz, a Johnstown resident. Goetz, […]

  • Looming questions ahead of Tuesday’s mayoral runoff in Denver

    DENVER — As Denver voters gradually return their ballots before Tuesday’s Election, there are several questions looming. How they are answered will ultimately decide whether Mayor Michael Hancock is elected to a third term or whether Jaime Giellis becomes Denver’s new mayor. Can Hancock overcome basic math working against him? At the very basic level, Hancock faces a math disadvantage going into Tuesday’s runoff. 60% of voters who participated in the May election voted for someone other than Hancock. Hancock […]

  • Hancock apologizes as harassment accuser calls him ‘pitiful’ and ‘desperate’

    DENVER — With less than 6 days left in the 2019 mayor’s race, Denver Police Detective Leslie Branch Wise, who has accused current Mayor Michael Hancock of sexual harassment through inappropriate text messages, is speaking out. Detective Wise spoke at a press conference organized by Jamie Giellis’ campaign team. Giellis is Hancock’s challenger in the June 4 runoff. Now: Detective Leslie Branch Wise speaks out at a @jamiefordenver campaign event. Branch Wise has accused Hancock of sending her inappropriate texts. […]

  • Boulder, Aspen and Denver could soon have a higher minimum wage than rest of state

    DENVER — Colorado’s minimum wage is currently $11.10 per hour statewide. It will be $12 per hour in 2020. However, it is possible that Boulder, Aspen or Denver will soon have a higher minimum wage than the state. That is because Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law a bill allowing Colorado cities to have a higher minimum wage than the state standard. Previously, cities could only control public sector minimum wage. Now, they are entitled to private sector wages […]

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