Boris Sanchez anchors FOX31 Denver Nightside at 10 p.m. and Channel 2 News at 7 p.m. on the CW.

Boris joined the FOX31 Denver newsroom in August 2012. Since then, he’s traveled across the state to cover breaking news — including natural disasters, like the major floods of Sep. 2013; along with the passing and implementation of Amendment 64 (recreational marijuana); and high-profile crimes, like the assassination of Colorado Corrections Chief Tom Clements.

Boris has also anchored breaking news coverage of major events, like the Arapahoe High School shooting and the Black Forest Fire, the most destructive wildfire in state history.

Before moving to Colorado, Boris worked at the ABC affiliate in Redding, California, starting in 2010 — covering everything from the state’s struggles to enforce medical marijuana policy, major wildfires, and the lack of resources for mental health patients across Shasta County.

Boris graduated from Syracuse University in 2009, majoring in both Broadcast Journalism and International Relations. While completing his degrees, he interned at WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in his hometown, Miami, FL.

Boris remains a rabid, loyal fan of all South Florida’s sports teams (yes, even the lowly Dolphins), enjoys serial killer documentaries and books about Latin American politics. He also thrives on Cuban food, a hard-fought game of dominoes, and a sunny day at the beach.

If you have a good story, any comments on his work, or just want to chat it up, send Boris an e-mail at You can also follow him on Twitter: @Boris_Sanchez

Recent Articles
  • Colorado company hopes to make flying on private jets more affordable

    DENVER — While we all dream of flying in a private jet, like a movie star or the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, most people think it’s out of their price range. But now, Fresh Jets — a Colorado company — is looking to make flying like the rich and famous way more affordable. “This is not something I thought I’d get to experience,” said Colin Ferrian, a recent college graduate from Boulder. “I couldn’t even sleep last night […]

  • Sixth-grader organizes ‘Run Cancer out of Town’ walk-a-thon

    DENVER — The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 40 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with some type of cancer in their lifetime. In Colorado, one young man is tackling the fight against the disease head on — and he’s asking for your help. Connor LeFebre, a sixth-grader from Littleton, is organizing a walk-a-thon, called “Run Cancer Out of Town,” to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. The fight against cancer is personal for Connor. His […]

  • Lawmaker apologizes for statements about Longmont attack, gets disciplined by House Republicans

    DENVER — State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt of Colorado Springs apologized for controversial comments he made about the vicious attack against a Longmont mother-to-be. But his apology was not enough for House Republicans, who disciplined the lawmaker Monday. Just days after Michelle Wilkins was stabbed while answering a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, her unborn baby girl Aurora killed, Klingenschmitt took to his YouTube show. “This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children […]

  • Jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera holds benefit concert in Golden, Colo. Feb. 27

    Jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera to perform in Golden, and highlight issues his homeland of Cuba faces

    DENVER — For Paquito D’Rivera, a 15-time Grammy Award winner, music is a conversation. “It’s an act of communication,” says D’Rivera, who is considered a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment of the Arts.  “That is the greatness of music.” The world-renowned saxophonist is playing a special concert Friday in Golden to raise awareness for human rights in his home country, Cuba. “I think it’s very important to open the eyes of the people to the reality of that country,” […]

  • Elias Tempton grows marijuana

    Expert pot grower uses music to make his marijuana plants better

    DENVER — It’s long been said that plants respond to affection from their growers. To some, that means talking to your plant. Others swear that music can help them grow. The idea is based on scientific research. Boris Sanchez introduces us to Elias Tempton in his video report. Elias is an expert marijuana grower and he believes that playing music during the growing process enhances his plants. You could say he is using TLC to boost THC.  

  • Busy marijuana store

    The Broncos home playoff game promises a nice boost for marijuana stores

    DENVER — As the Denver Broncos prepare for their playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, many metro Denver marijuana stores are getting ready for a boost in business. It’s estimated that each Broncos game provides a multimillion dollar boost to restaurants and hotels in the region. But the brand new recreational marijuana also sees extra business whenever the football team plays in the Mile High City. The Broncos’ positive impact on our local economy is well-documented. “The tourism that’s […]

  • Denver firefighter trainees face the heat

    DENVER — FOX31 Denver gets a special look inside Denver’s firefighter academy.

  • Puppies in need arrive in Denver

    DENVER — Nine needy puppies get a new start in Denver.

  • Civilians to fire fighters, Rocky Mountain fire academy training

    DENVER — For the first time, the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy lets cameras in to see the training process. With a very diverse recruitment class, they focus on teamwork and are required to always stick together. The recruits learn pretty quickly that if one fails they all fail.  “The wheel” teaches them teamwork, if one of them makes a mistake they all pay the price. On the training ground, they simulate a real house fire. The video above only on FOX31, […]

  • DIA expects busiest travel day before Christmas on Friday

    DENVER – Expect a mad rush at Denver International Airport on Friday as officials expect it to be the busiest travel day before Christmas. On average, 145,000 passengers travel through DIA. On Friday, nearly 166,000 are expected. On Monday, more than 163,000 are expected, a number DIA officials expect in the days leading to Christmas. “The trend for the past couple of years has shown an average of 1 million passengers traveling through the airport from Tuesday through Monday of […]

  • Rent prices are going up in Denver

    DENVER —  Rents are on the rise in Denver. The average cost of rent in Denver is on average $1,772 a month according to a new report from Zillow. In order to pay this rate, the renter would have to make $35 a hour, which is 4.5 times the  minimum wage. The cost of rent will continue to go up in the next few years, said Realtor Kevin Riser. Riser shares some advice on how to escape high rates in the […]

  • Surveillance video of Denver deputies struggling with Marvin Booker in July 2010

    Denver City Council approves record $6 million payment in Marvin Booker jail death

    DENVER — After a long legal process, the Denver City Council Monday night approved a $6 million settlement for Marvin Booker’s family. This comes as another deputy has been placed on leave following new allegations. Booker, a homeless street preacher, died in jail following a struggle with officers after his arrest. His family filed a lawsuit that claimed excessive force was used against him, and a jury agreed. It happened in July 2010 and a surveillance camera recorded the incident […]

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