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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.

Email Joe at JSt.George@KDVR.com

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    Republican candidate for governor Walker Stapleton breaks with Trump on trade

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  • Hickenlooper signs executive order to address orphan wells 

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    Future of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge to be decided by judge

    DENVER — The future of one of Colorado’s most controversial pieces of land will soon be decided by a federal judge. Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a nuclear bomb factory from 1952 through the 1980s, is set to open to the public as a national wildlife area — complete with walking trails – later this summer. But opponents — who are asking Judge  Phillip Brimmer for an injunction — are concerned public access will cause environmental harm to users and […]

  • Hancock addresses transportation, gentrification, affordable housing in State of the City

    DENVER — It is the biggest speech the mayor of Denver gives each year — the State of the City. This year’s speech by Mayor Michael took place at the Carla Madison Recreation Center off Colfax. Hundreds were in attendance, including Gov. John Hickenlooper. The crowd awaiting @MayorHancock state of the city address – including @GovofCO #kdvr pic.twitter.com/rijVEIBmht — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) July 16, 2018 Cherry Creek – Downtown Shuttle Bus During the mayor’s address, Hancock revealed plans for […]

  • Students on board school bus speak out following crash

    GREELEY, Colo. — Seth Salcido was asleep on a school bus heading back to Greeley following a day at Elitch Gardens in Denver on Thursday. He awoke to a loud noise. “I heard a loud bang. I [woke] up and all of a sudden, the bus starts flipping,” Salcido said. “I started looking around me. Some were bleeding, some were weeping.” Salcido says he considers himself fortunate. While all of the 34 bus passengers are expected to be OK, some remain in the […]

  • Aurora will vote to get rid of red light cameras

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  • Oil and gas community says proposed ballot measure would ban fracking in Colorado

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  • Impact Trump’s college admissions race policy might have on Colorado

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  • Jared Polis selects Dianne Primavera as running mate

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  • Democrats and Republicans unite behind candidates but Kennedy, Johnston and Lynne skip rally

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  • Ethics debate heats up with Denver City Council and watchdog groups

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