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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
  • Jesse Wright, 34, was arrested on suspicion of criminal attempted murder in the first degree, felony menacing and possession of a weapon by a previous offender and has been booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on a no bond hold. (photo: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

    Suspect arrested in East Orchard shooting, possible road rage incidents

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — One person was taken into custody Thursday morning in a possible road rage-related shooting that is believed to have preceded two vehicle accidents, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. at South Parker Road and East Temple Drive, and forced the closure of southbound Parker Road at East Quincy Avenue. The sheriff’s office said it received a call of shots fired about 8:20 a.m. and said a man in a pickup […]

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    Feds accuse Colorado man of smuggling valuable dinosaur fossils into US

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder man was busted by the feds for smuggling dinosaur fossils. They can sell for a high price on the black market – and that’s exactly what the government said Charles Magovern, 67, was trying to do. Walter Moran, with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), said Magovern took part in a conspiracy with several others, in which the fossils were imported into the U.S. by mislabeling and hiding them within legitimate cargo. They are dinosaur fossils you’d […]

  • Suspect backs into reverend's SUV at 7-Eleven

    Victim of hit-and-run crash in parking lot has evidence, can’t get police to help

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Lakewood reverend said he’s a hit-and-run victim and he’s running out of patience with the Denver Police Department. So he contacted the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers. Rev. Jackson Weller said he can’t get any help from police after a hit-and-run driver damaged his car nearly a month ago. It happened about 6:30 p.m. on September 9 at the 7-Eleven store at South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Amherst Avenue. “The damage is primarily here,” Weller said as […]

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    Legend H.S. football player says his school’s athletic trainer saved his life

    PARKER, Colo. — An athletic trainer, by definition, treats the ailments and minor injuries of a sports team. But a trainer at Legend High School in Parker recognized something serious that could have led to a student’s death in a matter of days. Getting back to the gridiron is something Josh Boatright, 18, doesn’t take for granted. “I hit the ground, passed out, and that’s all I remember,” Josh said about collapsing during a practice in July. “If it wasn’t […]

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    Closures for Aurora light rail has local business owners concerned

    AURORA, Colo. — The light rail in Aurora takes a big step forward Sunday night. But it means the closure of a major intersection in town for six weeks. That, has some area residents and businesses worried about the impact. “We have been the owners here for almost 20 years,” said Andy Kim, whose parents own 5th Quarter Liquors at the intersection of East Alameda Ave. and South Sable Blvd. The business has stood the test of time there. But […]

  • Two boys were pulled from a house fire on South Eliot Street in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Photo: Paul Makarshka)

    Two boys reportedly home alone pulled from residential fire in south Denver

    DENVER — Two little boys are fighting for their lives after a fire broke out in their Denver apartment about 9:40 this morning. Neighbors say the boys had been left alone.  Now, police have launched a criminal investigation. Cell phone video captures the chaotic moments, as firefighters unexpectedly discover two little boys inside a burning apartment at 355 S. Eliot. “Here, give him to me!” yells an unidentified firefighter as he grabs one child and races to get him help about […]

  • Frankie Salazar and her husband tracked down their vehicles after they were stolen.

    Thornton couple tracks down thieves who stole two cars from them

    THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton couple has either really bad luck or good luck depending on how you look at it. Thieves made off with not just one–but two of their cars–stolen last Thursday morning from the front of their home off 92nd Avenue and Washington Street. But the Salazar family didn’t have to go without their vehicles for very long. Frankie Salazar never thought of herself or her husband as much of super sleuths. “People are teasing us, saying if […]

  • Big Belly trash can in Washington Park in Denver

    ‘Big Belly’ trash cans improve trash collection efficiency in big ways

    DENVER — It could be the wave of the future when it comes to trash collection. You’ll find BigBelly receptacles in major American cities including, Boston, Philly and Chicago. Now, they are making themselves at home in Colorado. You’ll see them in Denver, Douglas County, even Commerce City is investigating the idea of the high-tech trash cans. The typical attractions bring Sarah Warren to Washington Park in Denver. Picnics. Bike riding. Floating boats. “Now it’s more for the playgrounds,” she […]

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    Local woman escapes just before her home explodes

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — It’s a home that’s stood since 1896. But it took a fierce fire just minutes to bring much of it down. The flames igniting just before 8 p.m. Saturday at 2480 W. Wolfsenberger Road in Douglas County. Fifteen hours later, smoke still rises from the ashes of a home that’s stood nearly 120 years. But a mere two minutes–likely saved the home owner’s life. “It would have blown up in my face,” said Bettye Neely. She had […]

  • Paula Knapp, 36, and her 11-year-old son Casey Knapp have not been seen since Sept. 1. Police are searching for them and they might be with Knapp's boyfriend, Daryl Robb.

    Brighton police search for missing 11-year-old, mother and her boyfriend

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — Concerns deepen for a middle school-aged boy missing now for two weeks from his home in Brighton. Police said Tuesday afternoon they have issued arrest warrants for his mother, Paula Knapp, and her boyfriend, Daryl Manuel Robb. The pair are wanted for child endangerment. None of them have been seen for a couple of weeks. Friends tell us the woman’s boyfriend violated a restraining order protecting her. Paula Knapp is an at-risk adult. She’s developmentally disabled. And […]