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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!”

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    2 south metro Denver gun stores robbed within 24 hours

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Two major gun heists happened within 24 hours in Littleton. And now the federal investigators wonder if they’re connected. The first smash-and-grab happened at Colorado Gun Broker at 8966 W. Bowles Ave. about 3: 45 a.m. Tuesday. The latest happened at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, nearly seven miles away at Triple J Armory at 311 E. County Line Road. “I just drove up here and saw this,” said Fran Carpio, who had stopped by Triple J Armory to buy some ammunition. But instead, he encountered […]

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    2 state prison guards face charges, lawsuit for excessive force

    DENVER — A Colorado Department of Corrections officer and a former prison guard are facing criminal charges and a lawsuit in an excessive-force case. The two men and several others within the Department of Corrections face a federal lawsuit in what an investigator calls “the most heinous case of excessive force” he has ever seen. Shawn Lovett, 30, was knocked unconscious after being slammed head first into a floor and kneeled on his back during a September 2014 incident at the […]

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    Deer shows up in downtown Denver

    DENVER — Wild animals are grabbing news headlines across the country. There’s the alligator in Orlando. A mountain lion in Aspen. But closer to Denver, wild animals are increasingly crossing into our urban areas and it often ends badly for the animals. A doe might have caused a few double takes late Sunday afternoon. She appeared out of place on a sidewalk across from our FOX31 Denver News studios at 100 East Speer Boulevard. She then sauntered across the street […]

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    Denver police give drivers, cyclists heads-up before Bike to Work Day

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department issued a warning Wednesday for drivers to watch out for bicyclists as one of the biggest bike events in the state approaches. About 10,000 people bike to work every day in Denver. And those numbers will triple Wednesday during the city’s Bike to Work event. The huge numbers mean a bigger potential for accidents and injuries. Relaxing outside a 15th Street cafe can make Tyler Hanson a little tense. “Here we see a lot of people […]

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    Estate company accused of ripping off family after death of father

    DENVER — A warning about a Colorado business that  claims it will take away the work and stress of selling your family’s personal belongings. But one Littleton family said Ellenberger Auctions and Estates did just the opposite at the most painful time in their lives. The family contacted the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers for help. Jodie Sheppard said she knows she should have done the research. It might have saved her family heartache and a lot of money. Already dealing […]

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    Healthy baby born at an Aurora firehouse Sunday morning

    AURORA, Colo. — Firefighters usually respond to emergencies, but this morning an emergency came to them. “Four in the morning, someone is banging on the back of the firehouse and it’s not tragic. That was surprising,” says Fire Engineer Zac Varela. He says almost instantaneously, they got a call too—so their alarm tones sounded. And crews were getting ready to head out. “When I see the door come open, there’s a gold SUV on the ramp. I am thinking, ‘What […]

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    US Olympic officials take steps to protect athletes from Zika virus

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Olympic Games are just 72 days out, which means athletes are going all out in their preparation to compete on the world’s largest stage. The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs invited us to see what it takes to get our athletes ready– and that includes addressing a challenge to their health posed by the location of the 2016 games in Brazil. They are athletes of superior fitness, skill and determination–made better with help of […]

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    Man pleads guilty to killing state trooper in Castle Rock

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A retired Army colonel pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper in November. Eric Henderson, 52, admitted to hitting Trooper Jamie Jursevics, 33, with his flat-bed truck while she directed traffic around an accident on Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock. Henderson had faced five charges; he pleaded guilty to two, vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence. Those charges carry a possible sentence of up to 13 1/2 years in prison or as little as probation. Jursevics had […]

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    Victims killed in I-25 crash identified; possible aggressive driver being sought

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — It was a horrific single-vehicle crash in the heart of rush hour Friday that left three people dead. The names of the victims have been released and the Colorado State Patrol needs help bringing some justice to their grieving families. A photo near the crash site shows they were together in life — and now death. The smiling faces of cousins Timothy Baca, 40, and Simon Mejia, 40, peer from a memorial of flowers, candles and […]

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    Fire victims still can’t return to normal 8 months after fire

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A fire chased away dozens of people from their homes in Arapahoe County last fall. And Wednesday, they said they are no closer to getting back to normal than they were eight months ago. They reached out to FOX31 Denver’s Problem Solvers for help in getting some answers. An entire wing of the Country Club Villas is like a ghost town. No one lives there. But there is a presence of anguish from owners like Michael […]