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Tammy Vigil was born, raised, and educated here in Denver, CO. She joined FOX 31 News from KGUN-TV (ABC) in Tucson, AZ where she was weekend anchor and reporter. Previous experience includes being morning anchor/reporter at KRDO-TV (ABC) in Colorado Springs, CO, reporter for KFSM-TV (CBS) in Ft. Smith, AR and KJCT-TV (ABC) in Grand Junction, CO.

She interned for KUSA-TV ( NBC) in Denver, CO and was news editor and writer for the UNC Mirror in Greeley, CO. Tammy earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She graduated with honors.

On her hidden talents...

"I've become quite skilled at flawlessly applying my makeup while in the news van, barreling down the road, over speed bumps and pot holes. Some people poke their eye out doing this!"

Recent Articles
  • A worker in hazardous material clothing tests for Ebola. (Credit: CNN)

    Colorado health department lays out response plan for Ebola

    DENVER — We’re learning more about Colorado’s preparedness and response should the Ebola virus make its way into our state. Leaders in health care and travel are sharing their plans to prevent the virus from spreading here. “This is the largest Ebola outbreak in history,” says Dr. Larry Wolk, who heads the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The virus has killed 4,555 people so far–just one in the United States, with two other people recovering. But a group […]

  • Allen B. wins $1 million from Colo. Lottery

    Man’s losing Colorado lottery ticket wins $1 million

    THORNTON, Colo. — Colorado’s newest millionaire wins instant riches through a losing scratch ticket. The 30-year-old Thornton husband and father got the surprise of his life Wednesday at work,  when the Colorado Lottery showed up unannounced. It was a slight source of irritation. “He just kept bringing them home and I was like, ‘You gotta stop,” laughs Allen B.’s wife, Lorena. Her husband kept buying Monopoly Millionaire scratch tickets at $20 a pop. “And he had 256 of them,” chimes […]

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    Georgia court ruling could hold parents responsibile for what kid posted online

    DENVER — An appeals court ruling in Georgia could put parents across the country—and here in Colorado–on notice about their kids’ online activity. The ruling marks a legal precedent on the issue of a parents’ responsibility when it comes to what their kids do online. “Random kids were telling. Sorry. It makes me upset. They were telling her that she should kill herself. That she was ugly. That she was awful,” says Highlands Ranch mother, Naomi Lowell. She was floored […]

  • Boulder trailer fire

    Neighbors question how long it took Boulder firefighters to arrive at fire that killed little boy

    BOULDER, Colo.  — Neighbors criticize firefighter response time to a Boulder fire yesterday that killed a little boy. They say it could have made the difference in saving the child’s life. But Boulder Fire says probably nothing could have saved the little boy. Dispatchers got the first 911 call just before 10:23 a.m. Tuesday to the Boulder Meadows Mobile Home Park in the 4900 block of 19th Street. Firefighters arrived at about 10:31 a.m. That’s an eight-minute response time some neighbors […]

  • A massive house fire broke out in Aurora on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

    Woman dies in natural gas explosion, fire in Aurora home

    AURORA, Colo. — An early-morning fire in Aurora killed a homeowner and spread to a second home. The flames erupted in the 1500 block of S. Paris Ct. near S. Peoria and Mississippi. Neighbors identify the victim as 63-year-old Pamela Tayar. But the coroner has not yet confirmed that and likely won’t until Wednesday or Thursday. The fire broke out about 6 a.m. That’s when neighbors heard an explosion—which fire investigators say was accidentally caused by natural gas. “I was […]

  • Dog in Commerce City, Colo. shot and killed

    No charges will be filed against man who killed neighbor’s dog

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — No criminal charges against a man who shot and killed a family dog in Commerce City Saturday. The decision by the 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young deeply disappoints the dog’s owners. The Martinez family had gathered at their home in the 14800 block of E. 116th Ave. for their 5-year-old daughter’s birthday party, when their Lab-mix, Clifford, jumped their fence and attacked a Great Dane- mix. Moments later, a single shot would kill Clifford. And […]

  • Coloradans react to U.S. – Arab coalition launching airstrikes against terrorists in Syria

    DENVER — President Obama says participation of the five Arab nations in airstrikes against ISIS is a victory. A Syrian-American family agrees. But a Middle East experts says, not so fast. Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver says Obama is making a big deal about the alliance. He thinks it’s overstated. But a Syrian-American welcomes the alliance–anything he says that will help the Syrian people. “It’s about time. It’s about way […]

  • School bus outside Goldrick Elementary school in Denver

    5-year-old goes missing from Denver school, was put on school bus by mistake

    DENVER — A 5-year-old boy went missing from his elementary school in Denver last week. His mother now questions her son’s safety at a place he should be protected. Last Thursday just before 3 p.m., the 5-year-old’s older brother went to Goldrick Elementary School at 1050 S. Zuni St. to pick him up. He signed him out. But there was no little brother to take home. And no one at the school could tell them where the little boy went. […]

  • Journalist and talk show host Meredith Vieira

    Meredith Vieira reveals she was victim of domestic violence; see red flags and prevention tips

    DENVER — Another high-profile revelation of domestic violence adds to the national discussion of the problem—and draws cheers from victim advocates. Accomplished reporter and talk show host Meredith Vieira revealing she was a victim of domestic violence when she was younger. “There was a night, we shared an apartment, and he threw me into a shower naked with scalding water, and then he threw me outside into the hallway,” says Vieira about her tumultuous relationship on her new TV show. […]

  • Rene Lima-Marin

    Group rallies for pardon of man returned to prison for 98 years

    DENVER — An Aurora man mistakenly released from prison and sent back to serve 90 more years is getting some help from religious leaders. Tuesday, Together Colorado gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion to pray for Rene Lima-Marin, 35, and his family. They also will deliver letters to Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Jon Suthers. The faith-based group is fighting against unjust sentences and for reform of a state law passed in the legislature in 1985 that doubled the prison […]