Lori Jane Gliha is an ethical, enterprising, award-winning investigative reporter who joined FOX31 in July 2019.

She previously worked as an investigative correspondent at Rocky Mountain PBS, where she reported on the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, opioid withdrawal among infants, crimes affiliated with black market marijuana, and the data behind school shootings.

Lori Jane was nominated for a national Emmy for her 30-minute investigation into child sex trafficking in Colorado. The report won a national Gracie Award. Some of her reporting also aired on 9News, CPR, NPR, and PBS NewsHour.

Since coming to Colorado, Lori Jane has been honored by the Heartland chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a regional Emmy for best investigative reporter and by the Colorado Broadcasters Association as Best Specialty Reporter.

Prior to Rocky Mountain PBS, Lori Jane worked as a national correspondent for Al Jazeera America’s flagship news magazine show, America Tonight, based in Washington, DC.

During her time at AJAM, she reported from more than 30 states and five countries, covering the Flint water crisis, the unrest in Ferguson, MO, the influx of Central American migrants at the border, marijuana laws in Jamaica, and the victims of downed flight MH-17 in the Netherlands.

Lori Jane has also worked at NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliates in Michigan and Arizona during her career.

She received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. She graduated Summa cum Laude as the Outstanding Broadcast Journalism Undergraduate. She minored in Spanish.

Recent Articles
  • More students say they witnessed spanking, breast touching at JeffCo schools

    Note: Graphic language is used in the video and article below. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Parents with children who attend Jeffco Public Schools say the culture of inappropriate touching described in a recent federal lawsuit against the district is occurring at other schools too. “It’s become a problem that girls don’t even want to address,” said Dawn Schiermeyer, a mother of two girls who attend schools in the district. A lawsuit filed last week makes a variety of allegations, including […]

  • Woman’s request to use Red Flag law against CSU officer who shot and killed her son denied

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A woman who filed a petition for an extreme risk protection order against a Colorado State University police officer who shot and killed her son in 2017 was denied her request. “Court is going to find that the petition as to the issue of standing has not been proven even frankly by a preponderance of the evidence and certainly not by clear and convincing evidence,”  said Larimer County Judge Stephen Enderlin Howard during a hearing Thursday morning. […]

  • Overland High School teacher says he was suspended for not allowing students to use ‘N-word’

    AURORA, Colo. — A teacher at Overland High School has been placed on leave for an investigation of allegations that he created a negative, harmful learning environment for students. The Cherry Creek School District says Jay Bennish is accused of using offensive and racist language with students that created an environment where students did not feel safe and free to learn. Bennish is the longtime sponsor of the Black Student Alliance. Bennish tells FOX31 that he was suspended for not […]

  • Using Red Flag law, woman files paperwork against CSU officer who shot and killed her son

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A woman has filed a petition and affidavit for an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) against the Colorado State University police officer who fatally shot her son in 2017. The paperwork was filed Jan. 9. A judge will hear the case Thursday. To file an ERPO, someone must meet certain conditions, such as living with or be related to the gun owner. In the ERPO, under penalty of perjury, Susan Holmes claims she has a child […]

  • Federal suit alleges JeffCo middle school allowed sexual harassment culture

    Note: Graphic language is used in the video and article below. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County R-1 School District is facing a federal lawsuit alleging the district and some school leaders who worked at Everitt Middle School during the 2016-2017 school year failed to take seriously reports of sexual harassment and assault while also hindering a police investigation. “For too long, the leaders of Everitt Middle School and the Jefferson County School District have overlooked and ignored a […]

  • State confirms use of multi-mission aircraft for drone search after FOX31 investigation; costs $500/hour

    DENVER — The state has confirmed its Multi-Mission Aircraft did participate in the search for suspicious drones Monday night after a FOX31 Problem Solvers investigation determined the plane was flying in circles in northeastern Colorado during that same time. The state has plans to fly a similar mission again soon. “We’re really out there because there have been some very serious and credible reports, and we want to try to find out what’s happening,” said Stan Hilkey, the executive director […]

  • Amid drone mystery, state-owned plane flew over northeast Colorado for 5 hours Monday night

    DENVER — The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control confirmed the agency was involved in a joint operation Monday night to investigate the source of “mystery drones” flying in northeastern Colorado. “The joint operation found no verification of suspicious drones,” said Caley Fisher, a spokesperson for the department. Fisher would not confirm whether the state agency used a state-owned Multi-Mission Aircraft, which is frequently used to assist in wildfire detection and providing “near real time” information about the fire […]

  • Waivers required to fly commercial drones after dark; FAA still investigating incidents in rural Colorado

    YUMA COUNTY, Colo. — Commercial drone operators who want to fly aircraft after dark or fly multiple drones at one time must have special permission from the FAA, but the federal agency is unable to say who is responsible for flying groups of drones over homes and open land in northeastern Colorado at night. “Multiple FAA divisions and government agencies are investigating these reports. We do not comment on the details of open investigations,” a spokesperson told the FOX31 Problem […]

  • Accused STEM School shooter pleads not guilty; mental condition might be part of defense

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — One of the accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters pleaded not guilty to the charges against him in a Douglas County courtroom Thursday.  Devon Erickson is facing 44 felony counts for his alleged role in the deadly STEM school shooting last school year. Erickson’s attorneys asked the judge for more time to evaluate their client’s mental condition before entering a plea in the case, but a judge denied the request and set the trial date for […]

  • Demoted Aurora officer loses $11K during suspension; public still ‘fuming’ over drunk driving

    AURORA, Colo. — A man who served jail time for sleeping drunk in the driver’s seat of his parked vehicle while it was running is calling out the Aurora Police Department for being inconsistent with its arrest policies. “You have an entire city that is fuming because of your actions,” Darion Ross said of the Aurora Police Department, “so make the situation right.” Ross said he was “literally shaking” when he read the story of Nathan Meier, an on-duty, armed […]

  • Aurora PD gets $852K for body-worn camera program; officers violated policy 70+ times since 2018

    AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department is one of 11 large police agencies in the country to receive a federal body-worn camera grant this year. The department will receive $852,580. The funding aims to help agencies develop a program that enhances officer and citizen safety while promoting “mutual trust and civility between officers and the public,” and building “community trust.” Recently, the Aurora police leaders have publicly expressed concern about their current body-worn cameras, as many have fallen off […]

  • ‘Frankenstein’ bush removed after crash totals 2 cars in Westminster

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The city of Westminster is trimming back a “Frankenstein juniper” bush after a driver said it obstructed his view and caused him to crash last month. “If that bush was not there, the accident would not have happened,” said Cliff Slocum, the driver who caused a two-car collision near the interchange of Federal Boulevard and U.S. 36 in Westminster. The FOX31 Problem Solvers brought the case to the city of Westminster after Slocum contacted FOX31. “It’s horrifying. […]

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