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Investigative Reporter Heidi Hemmat is an Emmy winning journalist and Colorado Native.

She began her television career as a Producer and Reporter for a CBS station in Lafayette, Indiana in 1993. Since then she’s reported for every major network affiliate including ABC, NBC, FOX and CNN. She has been producing hard hitting investigative reports for FOX 31 since 2008.

Heidi always wanted to work in her hometown. Her dream became a reality in 1999 when she was hired as a Reporter for KUSA.

Her first day on the air in Denver was the saddest and most memorable day of her life. It was April 20, 1999–when 13 people were shot and killed at Columbine high school.

She joined FOX 31 in 2002.

Heidi has received dozens of journalism awards.

She graduated with honors from Colorado State University in 1993.

When she is not at work Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Recent Articles
  • Spencer Shaver

    Problem Solvers investigate free money offer on Craigslist

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers were contacted by area residents who gave personal information, including driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers, to someone who claimed to be a successful businessman who wanted to help. But an investigation found the business owner has filed for bankruptcy and has a history of identity theft. A free offer stood out from the Craigslist advertisements. It said, “Immediate financial assistance available now … for rent, food and baby items.” If you need help, […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Imminent health risk noted at one place, roach infestation closes another

    DENVER — Lime XS on 6th Avenue in Denver scored an “F” on Restaurant Report Card with 16 critical violations in one regular inspection. The health department returned to the restaurant four times before giving the restaurant a clean bill of health in October. Lime XS The August inspection included an order to “cease serving ceviche” since Lime could not prove it destroyed the parasite in the raw fish. The report also said an employee was using the same cutting […]

  • 6.29 Muhammed Murib

    Problem Solvers: AAAA TV owner arrested, charged with fraud

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A Centennial Repair Shop owner faces up to 6 years behind bars after a FOX31 Problem Solver’s Investigation led to his arrest. Muhammed Murib made his first appearance before an Arapahoe County Court judge on felony charges related to his business AAAA TEVA (TV Electronics Vacuums Appliances). Murib took a short walk at the courthouse to hear the long list of charges against him including theft, fraud, forgery and tampering with evidence. The 63 year old business owner […]

  • Kevin Dykman

    Company first accused of refusing to serve ‘colored people’ has more troubles

    DENVER — Six months ago, FOX31 Denver exposed a company that refused to do business in a Denver neighborhood because, according to a manager, “colored people” who live there do not pay their bills. The Problem Solvers have learned the company, Mile High Heating and Cooling in Westminster, has closed its doors, leaving customers who paid up front without service. The investigation started when we sent an undercover producer with hidden cameras into the business to check out a tip […]

  • Auto pedestrian crash at Denver International Airport

    Top five locations where auto vs. pedestrian crashes happen in Denver

    DENVER — Denver is on pace to hit a record for the number of auto vs. pedestrian accidents. The FOX31 Problem Solvers wanted to know the locations where pedestrians are most likely to be hit, so we examined accident reports in Denver to find the top five locations. 1.  Denver International Airport The crosswalks at Denver International Airport top the list with 17 accidents since 2011. Del Berry of Evergreen was trying to catch a flight to Hawaii when a […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Cockroach, lack of soap sure ways to get an “F”

    DENVER — TNT Country Kitchen in Morrison claims to serve a dynamite breakfast, but their recent health inspections really blew. TNT Country Kitchen TNT failed FOX31 Denver’s Restaurant Report Card with 18 critical violations in its October and May unannounced inspections. The Jefferson County health inspector said in October, “observed several flies and a cockroach in the facility.” The report also noted an unapproved bug killer was stored near clean dishes, “a fly swatter at the front counter” and “an […]

  • Holly Moore

    Renowned doctor rules Castle Rock teen’s death homicide, not suicide

    CASTLE ROCK — A FOX31 Problem Solvers Investigation raises serious questions about the death of a Castle Rock teenager. Holly Moore was found dead in her apartment in March. The Castle Rock Police and the Douglas County coroner ruled her death a suicide. But a renowned medical examiner hired by the Moore family said there are strong indications that Holly was murdered. Holly’s father, Ray Moore, turned to the Problem Solvers for help after the police and coroner declined to reopen […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: The Ritz flunks

    DENVER — Summit House Grill and Tap in Lakewood scored an “F” on Restaurant Report Card with 13 critical health code violations on October 12. Summit House Grill and Tap The report said, “Flies (were) throughout kitchen, cook line and bar.” A Jefferson County health investigator also found employees eating and drinking in the kitchen and employees not using soap when washing their hands. Salad dressings and deli meats were held at unsafe temperatures and had to be thrown out. […]

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    Undercover investigation: See who gives grave robbers cash for their goods

    DENVER — A FOX31 Denver hidden camera investigation reveals area scrap yards are buying cemetery plaques and vases despite a Colorado law that makes it illegal to buy grave markers. A rise in this type of crime prompted Colorado lawmakers to pass a bill in 2014 that requires scrap dealers to ask for photo identification and a signature from the seller certifying the metal is not stolen. But the law is not enough to keep cemetery thieves from cashing in […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: ‘Pho-get’ about pho

    DENVER — Toxic disinfectant wipes, ants and raw meat are included in the “F”s on this week’s Restaurant Report Card. Pho 97 The restaurant is called Pho 97, but their recent Tri County Health inspection could make you say forget it.  The Aurora restaurant scored an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card for 17 critical violations in its unannounced August and February inspections.  The health inspections said a Pho 97 “…employee was handling raw animal bones…then return to handle clean […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Foul finds lead to ‘Fs’

    DENVER — The restaurant is called Jus Grill, but according to health inspections the staff might just want to clean. Jus’ Grill The Aurora restaurant scored an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card with 12 critical violations in its unannounced August inspection. The inspector said, “A rodent was observed…under the shared dumpster” and “Several flies were observed throughout the kitchen.” The report also said, “A bottle of Rum was contaminated with fruit flies,” and “the dishwasher machine’s final rinse measured […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Mice, bird feathers lead to ‘Fs

    DENVER — The market is called Tony’s Meats, but health inspectors were more concerned with their mice. The Littleton market failed our Restaurant Report Card with 13 critical violations from their two most recent unannounced inspections in August and May. Tony’s Meats, Littleton In August and during follow up inspections in September, an inspector found “Rodent droppings were present on the sales shelves and under kitchen shelves…” Also in August, an inspector found “A dead mouse was on the floor […]