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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

Recent Articles
  • Colorado lawmakers propose ‘public option’ health care plan

    DENVER — Health care is among the major topics the new Democratic majority is poised to debate at the Colorado State Capitol. Some believe Colorado should offer a public option for health insurance. “The state should offer a public option,” said Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Eagle). Roberts has authorized legislation to do just that. “You would pay your premium to the state government. They’re the ones that would back up the back end of the insurance and they don’t have a profit motive like private […]

  • Home-school groups say new regulations aren’t answer following 7-year-old’s death

    DENVER — It is a question many Coloradans have asked in the past several weeks: How could 7-year-old Caden McWilliams be dead for seven months and no one report anything? That is what many at the Colorado State Capitol are wondering as well. McWilliams’ body was found encased in concrete in a south Denver storage unit on Dec. 23. Investigators estimated he died about seven months earlier. His mother,  Elisha Pankey, is accused in his death. She reportedly told school leaders in […]

  • Gov. Polis lays out bold agenda in State of the State, but how will he pay for it?

    DENVER — Colorado’s new governor invoked Spiderman during his State of the State address Thursday. ”As Uncle Ben once said to Spiderman, ‘with great power comes great responsibility,'” Governor Jared Polis said. Polis clearly indicated during his hour-long speech how he intends to use his “great power” that voters gave him and the Democratically controlled General Assembly last November. Polis called for funding full-day Kindergarten by the fall of 2019, paid family leave, parental leave for state employees, a commitment […]

  • Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is one of four Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate in 2014.

    Congressman Ken Buck ponders running for Colorado GOP chair

    DENVER — Multiple sources confirm to FOX31 and Channel 2 that Congressman Ken Buck is considering running to be chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. Buck, who has served in Congress since 2015, previously served as a district attorney in Weld County. He represents Colorado’s largely rural 4th Congressional District, which covers most of the eastern part of the state. Breaking: Two sources say Congressman Ken Buck is floating the idea of running for Colorado GOP State Party Chair. It […]

  • Gov. Polis celebrates inauguration at ‘Blue Sneaker Ball’

    DENVER — A historic day in Colorado was capped off with a “Blue Sneaker Inaugural Ball” Tuesday night at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Governor Jared Polis is known for wearing sneakers with suits, hence the name of the celebration. Good thing I already have my dancing shoes on! See you at the inaugural ball. pic.twitter.com/YDns0P9wex — Jared Polis (@GovofCO) January 8, 2019 “With your help, we will make our state an even more amazing. But tonight, let’s […]

  • Hickenloooper reflects on 8 years in office

    DENVER – “I’m John Hickenlooper and I’m out to make change in Denver.” To some degree that is how Governor John Hickenlooper’s political career began – in a campaign commercial for mayor more than 16 years ago. Hickenlooper sat down with FOX31 recently to reflect on his past 8 years in the Governor’s office – including the first person who called him to run for Governor. Governor Elect Jared Polis will officially be sworn in on Tuesday. “The first person […]

  • Most diverse Colorado General Assembly ever sworn into office

    DENVER — The most diverse Colorado General Assembly in history has officially been sworn into office, with Democrats taking control of both chambers at the State Capitol. Big morning in #copolitics! New General Assembly taking the oath and starting their session. 33 women Representatives in the House, 12 women Senators in the State Senate. Record numbers #coleg pic.twitter.com/Pq0sn4EOHM — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) January 4, 2019 A record number of women, Latino, African-American and LGBTQ lawmakers took office Friday. “Our […]

  • Here’s what Colorado lawmakers are doing during the government shutdown

    DENVER — For the 13th night in a row, the federal government remains shutdown. The FOX31 Problem Solvers reached out to each office to determine Colorado lawmakers position and what they are doing with their salary while the government remains shutdown. SENATOR CORY GARDNER (R): Did office respond to FOX31 request? Yes. Is he accepting a salary? Gardner officials said during previous shutdowns Gardner declined a salary but couldn’t confirm whether or not Gardner is still getting paid this time Does […]

  • Congressman Jason Crow keeps promise, votes against Pelosi for speaker

    WASHINGTON — Newly sworn-in Democratic Congressman Jason Crow did not vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi for speaker on Thursday as the 116th Congress convened. Instead, Crow cast his vote for Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Crow promised during the campaign he thought new leadership was needed and that he would vote against Pelosi as speaker. Pelosi Leadership Battle: Congressman Elect Jason Crow and Congressman Ed Perlmutter on the record about Nancy Pelosi vote. (They want someone else) #copolitics #kdvr pic.twitter.com/eseQU0om16 […]

  • Colorado General Assembly could let cities hike minimum wage even further in 2019

    DENVER — Minimum wage is officially $11.10 an hour in Colorado. 2019 ushered in the latest increase, which is part of a series of increases approved by voters in 2016. Minimum wage is set to go up one more time to $12 an hour in 2020. But could it go up even more this year? Depending on where you live, yes. However, it would require action from the General Assembly. Lawmakers confirm to FOX31 Political Reporter Joe St. George a bill […]

  • What will happen to liquor stores now that grocery stores sell full strength beer?

    DENVER — 2019 means full-strength beer is finally coming to grocery stores in Colorado. After decades of what many considered antiquated beer laws, 3.2 beer is no more come January 1. Any grocery store that sold 3.2 beer before, can sell full-strength beer after midnight. “Today we celebrate bringing Colorado beer laws into the 21st century” David Hosroth, Vice President of King Soopers, said during a New Years Eve event at the Capitol Monday. Big crowd on this cold and […]

  • Law enforcement suicides on rise across US

    DENVER — The Denver Sheriff’s Department is grieving after one of their deputies committed suicide this week. Law enforcement suicide is an issue that is often not talked about but it is one on the rise across the country. “What goes through my mind is not another one,” Karen Solomon, the founder of BLUE H.E.L.P said. BLUE H.E.L.P. is a national organization that tracks law enforcement suicides.  Thus far in 2018, 151 officers have committed suicide. In December alone 14 […]