FOX31 Denver Wins 15 Heartland Regional Emmy Awards Including “Best Evening Newscast”

FOX31 Denver Wins 15 Heartland Regional Emmy Awards Including “Best Evening Newscast”

FOX31 Denver (KDVR-TV) won big at the annual Heartland Regional Emmy Awards Saturday night. The station won in fourteen categories, including the coveted Best Evening Newscast award, which honored both FOX31 Denver News at 5pm and FOX31 Denver News at 9pm. The station also won Best Weekend Newscast for the weekend edition of FOX31 Denver News at 9.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team! They pulled off an evening news hat trick winning Emmys for the 5pm, 9pm news and weekend evening newscasts,” said Vice President/News Director Holly Gauntt. “It’s truly a testament to what a great team can accomplish.”

FOX31 Denver reporter Justin Joseph won an Emmy for Continuing Coverage for his investigation into the death of Weld County mother, Ashley Fallis. His investigation led police to reopen the case and later charge her husband with her murder.

Chris Halsne, FOX31 Denver Investigative Reporter, was awarded an Emmy for Investigative Report – Series for his report “Force, Ethics and Denver Police.”

The following is a list of Emmy Awards won by FOX31 Denver:

Evening Newscast – Larger Markets
“FOX31 Denver News at 5: Wild Ride”
“FOX31 Denver News at 9 Spring Storms Strike”

Weekend Newscast – Larger Markets
“FOX31 Denver News at 9 Super Showdown”

Continuing Coverage
“A Questionable Death: Fox 31 Denver investigates and reopens old case leading to murder charges”

Investigative Report – Series
“Force, Ethics, and Denver Police”

Feature News Report – Light Series
“Music and Home”

Crime – News Feature
“A Slap on the Wrist”

Environment – News Single Story
“Saving the Bears”

Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature/Segment
“The Conductor of Chaos”

Lifestyle – Program/Series/Special

Environment – Program/Feature
“Colorado Floods: One Year Later”

Interview/Discussion – Feature/Segment
“COPolitics: Treasurer Candidates Face Off”

Nostalgia Program – Series/Special
“The Last Reunion: A Final Return to Normandy”

Photographer – Sports
“Chris Mosher Sports”

Graphic Arts – News
“Special Programs Motion Graphics”


FOX31 Denver, KDVR-TV, the FOX affiliate serving the Denver DMA, is owned by Tribune Media Company. For more information, visit

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