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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
  • 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 […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Unidentified grey specks in ice cubes

    DENVER —  This week’s Restaurant Report Card visits restaurants in Denver where chicken was thawing at room temperature on a floor and unidentified grey specks were found in ice cubes. Jade Garden Jade Garden earned an “F” on Restaurant Report Card with 12 critical violations in its May 2015 and April 2014 surprise inspections. In May, Tri County Health inspectors found “Rodent droppings were present on the cardboard boxes…in the dry storeroom.” The inspector also noted “Chicken was thawing at […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Bread trouble at Littleton breakfast restaurant

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Toast is a popular breakfast restaurant in the heart of Littleton, but their customers might feel burned if they knew where health inspectors found the bread. Toast The restaurant located at 2700 W. Bowles Avenue failed our Restaurant Report Card with 12 critical health code violations in its November 2014 and May 2015 inspections. The critical violations included the following: A container of bread stored in the trash Kitchen employees failed to wash their hands before donning […]

  • Problem Solvers

    Problem Solvers: Woman’s ID stolen by mother, used in DUI stop

    DENVER — It’s bad enough when your identity is stolen. It’s worse when the person who steals it gets a DUI using your name. It happened to Stephanie Franklin, and she said her mother is to blame. “I was hurt, I felt betrayed,” Franklin said. It started last year when Franklin’s mother, Andrea Franklin, and another woman driver, Rayshandria Ewing, were pulled over by a state trooper near South Parker Road and East Florida Avenue in Arapahoe County. Ewing had […]

  • Greenwood Village SWAT team damages home, says it was necessary to ensure safety

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A standoff between SWAT team members and an armed shoplifting suspect who barricaded himself in a Greenwood Village home ended, but now the home owner thinks police destroyed his house. Greenwood Village Police said the 19-hour standoff ended with no injured officers or citizens, but the home looks like a bomb went off. There is a large hole in the front of the house, broken windows and glass are littered everywhere and shrapnel is stuck in […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Roaches, slime lead to Restaurant Report Card Fs

    DENVER — Dragon Boat Restaurant in Aurora claims to serve the finest Asian cuisine, but their recent health inspections really stunk. Dragon Boat The restaurant located on Iliff Avenue failed our Restaurant Report Card for 13 critical health code violations in its April 2015 and April 2014 unannounced inspections. The inspector said, “Live cockroaches were observed near the water heater and under the dish machine.” The April 2015 inspection report said, “Raw fish was stored above ready-to-eat vegetables in the […]

  • Governor signs felony DUI bill for repeat offenders into law

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Monday that makes the fourth DUI a felony, punishable by up to six years in prison. This comes after a FOX 31 Denver “Problem Solvers” investigation exposing the crack in the system that allowed thousands of repeat offenders to get off with just a misdemeanor. The investigation found Colorado had some of the most lax laws in the country, one of only four states that did not have a felony […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Rodent droppings and lack of hygiene earns ‘Fs’ on Restaurant Report Card

    DENVER — Inside Little India, Denver health inspectors found rodent droppings, mold and dirty water during two separate inspections. Little India Little India on Champa Street scored an “F” on Restaurant Report Card for 15 critical violations found during two inspections in April 2015.   The Denver Environmental Health inspector said there were “30-50 rodent droppings throughout the dry storage of the restaurant.”   The inspector also found “white mold covering multiple limes in the walk in cooler” and “a white and […]

  • New credit card scam hits Colorado

    Phony credit cards dupe a dozen Denver businesses

    DENVER — A new credit card scam is hitting Colorado and it already has duped dozens of small-business owners. The thieves are buying  real credit card numbers from underground websites, and creating their own fake cards. Scott Taylor, owner of Salvagetti Bike shop in Denver is one of several victims.  A security camera captured one of the thieves as he was leaving the store. “This is a $2,700 bike that he’s walking out with,” Taylor said. The thief, later identified […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Cockroaches earn ‘Fs’ on Restaurant Report Card

    DENVER — Inside La California in Aurora, health officials found la cucaracha three inspections in a row. La California La California, located at 1685 Peoria Street, earned an “F” on Restaurant Report Card for 30 critical violations in March 2015. The inspector said, “A small cockroach was observed behind the ice machine and two large cock roaches were above … the sink.” The inspection report also said moldy limes, tomatillos and cheese were stored with wholesome food. Employees were found […]

  • Roof on house

    Problem solved: North West Roofing offers to replace roof for ‘scammed’ homeowner

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A Jefferson County homeowner who paid “Lifetime Roofing” in Evergreen more than $5,000 up front last summer and got nothing in return is getting some much needed help. Brian Cooper is one of more than a dozen alleged victims who paid the company tens of thousands of dollars for roofs that were not installed. On top of that, investigative reporter Heidi Hemmat learned Lifetime Roofing billed several homeowners’ insurance companies for more money, claiming the work […]

  • Roof on house

    Homeowners claim they paid company thousands for roofs that were never installed

    DENVER — Severe weather season in Colorado is in full force. Every time a major storm blows across the state, homeowners are often hit first by the weather and then again by roofing companies going door-to-door—trying to get you to hand over money for work they never do. Investigative reporter Heidi Hemmat found more than a dozen home owners who paid a local company tens of thousands of dollars for new roofs that were never installed. Jefferson county resident Brian […]