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
  • Should Colorado employers be banned from telling employees how to style their hair?

    DENVER — At It’s Natural Hair Salon in Cherry Creek, owner Tayler Barber says African-American female customers often say they have been asked by their boss to change their style for the workplace. “It’s not the climate to have locks in your hair and be a CEO,” Barber said, adding, “Don’t be pressured to wear your hair any other way than the way you want to wear it.” At the state Capitol, some lawmakers are looking to change that by […]

  • Colorado lawmakers vote down plan to give paid family leave to state workers

    Denver– This past fall Governor Jared Polis once again proposed paid family leave for state employees. The plan, with a price tag of around $10 million, called for 8 weeks of paid family leave for around 30,000 state workers. Colorado State Lawmakers who control the budget however saw things differently and on Thursday, for the second year in a row, voted down the idea. State Senator Dominick Moreno sits on the Joint Budget Committee: “There’s a disagreement between the executive […]

  • State Senator gives birth in midst of busy 2020 session

    Update: State Senator Brittany Pettersen gave birth this week. A previous version of the story is below. Davis James Silverii was born at 7 pounds 6 ounces and 20.75”, he’s doing amazingly well and so is mom. — ian N͓̽O͓̽ ͓̽W͓̽A͓̽R͓̽ silverii (@iansilverii) January 21, 2020   DENVER – The state Senate of Colorado has made history plenty of times over the years and it is about to do so again. As far as historians know, Sen. Brittany Pettersen’s […]

  • Ballot measure submitted to get paid family leave passed by Colorado voters

    DENVER — Advocates for paid family leave have drafted a ballot measure backup plan if lawmakers don’t pass legislation this session at the State Capitol. This week, Colorado Families First, filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to begin the process of getting on the 2020 ballot. “These initiatives will give 2.8 million Colorado workers the ability to take care of themselves or a family member when they most need to,” said Wendy Howell, a proponent of the initiatives. “Right […]

  • Final numbers show after Denver strike average teacher received $9,000 pay bump

    DENVER — Turns out Denver teachers are making out better than previously thought after their 2019 strike. As first reported by Chalkbeat, it was anticipated that teachers would receive around 11 percent salary increase. New numbers from Denver Public Schools however, show the average teacher received around a 15.7 percent salary hike. That equates to around $9,000 more a year, with the average returning teacher making around $66,000. “I think everybody was happy that everybody got a fair wage increase,” […]

  • Why Colorado’s teachers union isn’t supporting a bill to give 20K teachers a $2,000 bonus

    DENVER — A bill has been introduced to give more than 20,000 teachers classified as “highly effective” a $2,000 bonus. The price tag is around $50 million from taxpayers. SB20-074 was introduced by state Sen. Paul Lundeen (R-El Paso). “Let’s give them a bonus,” Lundeen said, adding, “When you reward that which is good, you get more of it.” But despite handing out stress balls with “#raisethepay” on them to lawmakers, it does not appear the Colorado Education Association, the […]

  • State Rep. Susan Beckman resigns post to join Trump administration

    DENVER — Another state lawmaker has resigned at the Colorado General Assembly. Rep. Susan Beckmam (R-Araphaoe) announced she is stepping down to join the Trump administration. It is not immediately clear where she will work but it appears it will be a Colorado-based job. “In this role, I’ll continue to serve Colorado, and I’ll actually be just down the street,” Beckman said on the House floor Friday. Our very own Representative Susan Beckman announced her resignation today as Representative of […]

  • 20% of current General Assembly came to office thanks to an appointment

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers have found a staggering number of current lawmakers at the 72nd Colorado General Assembly were first appointed to a legislative office as opposed to being elected by constituents. This includes 20 current lawmakers: eight state senators and 12 members of the state House. It is a side-door entrance to the General Assembly called a vacancy committee. Colorado law states when a vacancy happens, the political party of the person leaving office will select a […]

  • Why are some Coloradans still paying $500/month for insulin after a new law took effect?

    DENVER — Dan Barber, a Gypsum, Colorado resident, recently contacted the FOX31 Problem Solvers with a question: “Why am I still paying over $500/month for insulin?” “Here I am paying $500 and the law went into effect Jan. 1,” Barber said. Barber is talking about HB 19-1216, which was signed into law last year and took effect at the beginning of January. The new law limits co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses to $100/month for Coloradans with diabetes. More than 300,000 Coloradans […]

  • At Democratic debate, Warren and Sanders spar over her claim he said woman can’t win

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Elizabeth Warren made a vigorous case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival Bernie Sanders Tuesday night in a tense Democratic debate that raised gender as a key issue in the sprint to Iowa’s presidential caucuses. Sanders vehemently denied Warren’s accusation, which threatened to split the Democratic Party’s far-left flank — and a longtime liberal alliance — at a critical moment in the 2020 contest. “Look at the men […]

  • New vaping and tobacco tax could generate millions for preschool access in Colorado

    DENVER — Currently, Colorado has one of the lowest tobacco taxes in the country and no taxes, apart from sales taxes, on vaping products. Colorado’s tobacco tax is around 84 cents a pack, which ranked 39th-lowest in the country in 2019. A proposal submitted to the Secretary of State would ask voters to increase vaping and tobacco taxes in 2020. Taxes would increase on tobacco and vaping products to between $3.05 and $4.45 per pack if approved. The new tax […]

  • Craig leaders worry about future after power plant announces coal closures

    CRAIG, Colo. — Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, an energy group in Colorado, announced this week plans to close its Craig coal facilities by 2030. “Serving our members’ clean energy and affordability needs, supporting state requirements and goals, and leading the fundamental changes in our industry require the retirement of our coal facilities in Colorado and New Mexico,” said Rick Gordon, chairman of the board of Tri-State and a director of Mountain View Electric Association in eastern Colorado. “As we […]

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