Telling stories is something I’ve loved since I was a kid. I’d enter storytelling contests and also enjoyed experimenting with cameras (I’d collect them out of trash that was collected by Uncle Bear who drove the trash truck!).

I figured since I liked telling stories and cameras, becoming a reporter would suit me well. Ever since then, I’ve been meeting some of the most interesting people in the world and helping tell their stories.

My curiosity has taken me into wild hurricanes, the death chamber, the White House, blizzards, firestorms and some of the coolest neighborhoods across the country. Living in Denver has been a lifelong goal. The people, bike paths, mountains and weather are just awesome. Thank you for taking time to read my bio.

Please let me know if you have a story idea: vicente.arenas@kdvr.com.


Recent Articles
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  • Surge in kids using Safe2Tell program in Colorado

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  • Passenger describes terror during bus crash in southern Colorado

    PUEBLO, Colo. — A man who was aboard a bus that crashed in southern Colorado Thursday described the incident as sheer terror. Ramiro, who asked that his last name not be used, was released from a hospital on Friday. He said that after the crash, he tried to find this wife in the wreckage. “I could hear people screaming, yelling,” he said. The Texas-based Los Paisanos bus went off northbound Interstate 25 near Walsenburg early Thursday. The bus’ journey originated […]

  • Charter bus heading to Denver rolls over in southern Colorado

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  • Will this avalanche season be as active as the last? Experts weigh in

    DENVER — The recent snowstorms that have moved through Colorado could have an impact on the number of avalanches the state will see this season. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) says it is beginning to receive more reports of avalanches. As the official start of winter nears, avalanches are predicted to get bigger and more dangerous. An estimated 4,000 avalanches in Colorado during the 2018-2019 avalanche season. For more than a month now, thin layers of snow have been […]

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  • Inmate says Patrick Frazee asked him to kill witnesses; closing arguments in murder trial set for Monday

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  • Witness at trial: Frazee said Berreth ‘is never coming back’

    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. —  The trial of Patrick Frazee continued Tuesday. Fourteen witnesses took the stand. One witness told the jury that Frazee said his fiance, Kelsey Berreth, “is never coming back.” Berreth was last seen Thanksgiving Day, 2018. Frazee is suspected of killing her. On Tuesday, the jury also heard about the horse shoeing work Frazee performed in Teller County. According to one horse owner who testified, Frazee said Berreth told him she did not want to be a mother. […]

  • At trial, friend says Frazee repeatedly said ‘no body, no crime’

    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — The trial of Patrick Frazee continued Friday. Jurors were shown a photo of what is believed to be a tooth belonging to Kelsey Berreth, Frazee’s fiance who he allegedly killed last year. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Charles DeFrance testified the tooth shown in the photo was found in a burned area of land on a ranch belonging to Frazee. Frazee is accused of burning Berreth’s body a few days after killing her on Thanksgiving […]

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