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
  • Bureau of Land Management to relocate headquarters to Grand Junction

    WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management will relocate its headquarters to Grand Junction, Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday. “Today is a historic day for our nation’s public lands, western states, and the people of Colorado,” Gardner said in a statement. “Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope of Colorado will bring the bureau’s decision makers closer to the people they serve and the public lands they manage.” Gardner said 99% of the land that is managed […]

  • New paid family leave poll shows support in Colorado

    DENVER — A new paid family leave poll, released by the Colorado State Exchange and conducted by Strategies 360, shows support for paid family leave in Colorado. The proposal, which failed last year at the General Assembly, is expected to be a topic when state lawmakers return to the Capitol in January. According to the poll, 64% of respondents support a version of paid family leave, and 29% have “strong support” for the proposal.  According to the poll, 28% oppose […]

  • New Colorado school safety committee meets to discuss new potential laws

    Denver — In the aftermath of the STEM school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado was again left asking “Why?” Thursday, a new interim school safety committee met at the Colorado State Capitol to try to answer that question and potentially pass new laws to prevent the next school shooting. Happening now: Packed #coleg hearing for an interim school safety committee. This committee will *likely* introduce bills come January to improve school safety. #copolitics — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) July […]

  • Effort to get more Colorado parolees registered to vote underway

    DENVER — They haven’t even finished their sentences yet, but more than 11,000 Coloradans on parole now have the right to vote. That’s because earlier this summer, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a measure giving parolees the right to vote. At the Second Chance Center in Denver, a new effort is underway to inform paroled Coloradans of their new right. “It makes me feel like I’m that much closer to the goal of being a regular citizen again,” Paul […]

  • Coloradans await another ruling that could upend Obamacare

    DENVER — Another legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is threatening healthcare for hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. On Tuesday, oral arguments were heard in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans regarding potentially striking down the controversial healthcare law, seven years after the Supreme Court ruled it was constitutional. “A whole lot of anger, honestly, I’m really tired of this argument,” said Rachel Wall, a Coloradan with pre-existing conditions. Wall said she was denied healthcare prior […]

  • New Denver City Council poised to hold Mayor Hancock more accountable

    DENVER — Next week marks the swearing in and inauguration for Denver’s mayor and new City Council. While nothing will change at the top with Mayor Michael Hancock being sworn into a third term, Denver City Council is poised to look very different — and act very different. In total, five new faces will be on City Council — all wildcards when it comes to their future working relationship with the mayor. The five new members are Candi CdeBaca, Chris […]

  • Effort to recall Gov. Polis approved by Secretary of State

    DENVER — An effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis has officially been approved by the Colorado Secretary of State. A group called “Dismiss Polis” officially petitioned the state to start collecting signatures. The request was approved Monday. Polis was sworn in as governor on Jan. 8. In to order to oust the Democratic governor, organizers will need to collect more than 630,000 signatures within 60 days. If they do, a special election would be held. Breaking: Colorado Secretary of State's […]

  • Trump touts July 4 military ‘salute’; critics see politics

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America’s military as a political prop. Under White House direction, the Pentagon was scrambling to arrange for an Air Force B-2 stealth bomber and other warplanes to conduct flyovers of the celebration on the National Mall. There will be Navy F-35 and F-18 fighter jets, the Navy […]

  • State cleaning up orphan wells highlighted in Problem Solvers investigation

    DENVER — In February 2018, the FOX31 Problem Solvers reported on the rise of orphan wells in Colorado. At the time, the state estimated more than 250 orphan wells existed in the state. One site in particular was off of Route 7 near Todd Creek in Adams County. Pipes were rusting, shed doors were left open and liquor bottles were present. “This is a disaster,” Barbara Binder, an Adams County resident, said at the time. “To me, the orphan well […]

  • Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse on running for U.S. Senate, Democratic celebrity status

    DENVER — One Democrat from Colorado may be a bigger celebrity right now than any other: Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents part of northern Colorado in Congress. Neguse is a frequent guest on cable talk shows and has gone viral for speeches on the House floor. “It seems like you have become a little bit of a Democratic star?” FOX31 political reporter Joe St. George asked. “I don’t know about that. It’s been a busy six months,” Neguse said. Neguse […]

  • Hickenlooper shaking up struggling presidential campaign amid staff changes

    DENVER — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is shaking up his struggling presidential campaign. On Monday, Hickenlooper announced M.E. Smith as his new campaign manager. Smith previously worked on Sen. Bob Casey’s re-election campaign and has served as deputy campaign manager for Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet in 2016 and for Hickenlooper in 2014. The announcement comes as Hickenlooper’s top finance director, responsible for fundraising nationwide, has bolted for Beto O’Rourke’s campaign, according to Politico. Lauren Hitt, the chief spokeswoman for […]

  • More families enrolling children into full-day kindergarten than expected; cost increase expected

    DENVER — More Colorado families are enrolling their children into full-day kindergarten than expected, according to a new report first published in the Colorado Sun regarding expected enrollment. The report is based on a survey recently turned in by school districts. Originally, when Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law paying for full-day kindergarten in Colorado for the very first time, it was anticipated around 85% of eligible kindergartners would participate. Now, it is expected to be around 99%. […]

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