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
  • Gov. Polis backs collective bargaining for Colorado state workers’ union

    DENVER — A major labor victory may be on the horizon for nearly 30,000 Colorado state workers. Gov. Jared Polis, along with top Democrats in the Colorado House and Senate, announced support for a collective bargaining measure Friday at the Capitol. Now: @GovofCO joining a rally in support of legislation to allow State Workers Union to participate in collective bargaining. “This bill is going to be life changing for state workers” #coleg — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) January 10, […]

  • Polis willing to use state plane again to investigate mystery drones on eastern Plains

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis says he is willing to use a state-owned plane again to investigate drones flying over the eastern Plains. On Thursday, Centura Health confirmed the pilot of a Flight for Life helicopter on its way to Fort Morgan reported a drone flying approximately 100 feet below the aircraft. Following his State of the State address Thursday, Polis shared his concerns. “We don’t want to wait until there’s some accident. We’ve got to figure out what this […]

  • Buttigieg rallies thousands at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium

    DENVER — Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg campaigned in Denver for the first time Wednesday as the campaign looked to build support in Colorado, a Super Tuesday state. “This is a big ass crowd” – @PeteButtigieg takes the stage in Denver. Between 2000-3000 here. — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) January 9, 2020 “Colorado, I think you are going to help me become the nominee and the next president of the United States,” Buttigieg told the 2,000-plus supporters present. The Fillmore […]

  • GEO to close private Colorado Springs prison with 650 inmates

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GEO Corporation plans to close a private prison in Colorado Springs with 650 inmates, the Colorado Department of Corrections said Tuesday. CDOC says GEO Corporation gave the department 60 days’ notice that the Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center (CMRC) would be closing on March 7. All 650 inmates at the facility are males. Nearly 200 people are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the closure. In a statement, CDOC said it has been discussing […]

  • Problem Solvers’ Guide to obtaining an extreme risk protection order in Colorado

    DENVER — Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Colorado’s Red Flag law will take effect. So, what is the process for taking guns away from someone believed to be a threat? Who can seek an extreme risk protection order (ERPO)? The state has posted detailed information on its website about  how any Colorado citizen can apply for an ERPO against a gun owner if the citizen feels the gun owner may be a threat to themselves or others. The person filing the […]

  • Iranians in Denver react to increased tension, threats of war following Soleimani’s death

    DENVER — Inside Shondiz Persian Restaurant in Denver, it may look like a normal day with kebabs being ordered and spice in the air. However, for the Esmaeili brothers, who grew up in Iran, thoughts remain in Iran following the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an American airstrike. “He is one of the famous guys in Iran and almost the right hand of Iran’s leader and I was really surprised. He was untouchable,” Ahmad Esmaeili said, adding. “I’m hoping […]

  • Bloomberg hires 6 staffers to run presidential campaign in Colorado

    DENVER — Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has hired six staffers, including a state director, to run his Colorado operation. Bloomberg has been focusing on Super Tuesday states during his presidential run. Colorado is a Super Tuesday state. New: @Sully_720 endorses @MikeBloomberg. Bloomberg beginning remarks in Aurora Colorado and will reveal some new gun control policies #copolitics — Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) December 5, 2019 Jeannette Galanis will join the campaign as state director. Galanis recently served as the director […]

  • Public option fight heating up ahead of General Assembly session

    DENVER — It is starting to feel like 2009 again in Colorado with a health care fight over the public option brewing. In listing some of his priorities ahead of the upcoming General Assembly session recently, Gov. Jared Polis listed a public option as one of them. “A public option that reduces premiums,” Polis said during a recent press conference. However, hospitals and insurers are not pleased with the progression of the idea — launching a six-figure ad blitz across […]

  • Income tax rates decreasing in Colorado in 2020 as TABOR Refunds kick in

    DENVER — It’s official. Coloradans will be giving less to Colorado state government in 2020. Governor Polis made the announcement official in an oped this morning with The Colorado Sun.  Income tax rates will be decreasing from a flat 4.63% to 4.5%. The decrease was mandated by the Colorado State Constitution and the Taxpayer Bills of Rights (TABOR) which limits how much government can grow each year. Passed in 1992, this is the first year TABOR has triggered cuts. As […]

  • Problem Solvers Guide to new Colorado laws taking effect Jan. 1

    DENVER — Fifteen new Colorado laws will take effect January 1st in addition to Coloradans being able to obtain extreme risk protection orders for the first time. The Problem Solvers have created this guide with the most important new laws impacting your family. RED FLAG LAW   The Problem Solvers have created a separate page on how you can obtain an extreme risk protection order for a loved one.  Beginning January 1st, you can fill our forms and bring them to […]

  • Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

    LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidates offered two very different debates during their final forum of 2019. In the first half, they spent much of their time making the case for their electability in a contest with President Donald Trump. The second half was filled with friction over money in politics, Afghanistan and experience. MONEY TALKED The candidates jousted cordially over the economy, climate change and foreign policy. But it was a wine cave that opened up the fault lines […]

  • Denver congresswoman will oversee historic impeachment vote

    DENVER — Congresswoman Dianna DeGette, a Democrat who represents the city of Denver and some suburbs, has been designated Speaker Pro Tempore by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Wednesday’s historic impeachment vote. DeGette will oversee the House of Representatives for most of the day when Pelosi is not in the chair. Debate is expected for several hours before a final vote sometime Wednesday afternoon. “I am honored that the Speaker has asked me to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore of the […]

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