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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
  • Restaurant Report Card

    Panzano Restaurant, Ritz Carlton-downtown Denver get inspection ‘Fs’

    DENVER — Fancy pants restaurants aren’t always the cleanest of the bunch. Panzano Restaurant Panzano Restaurant failed our Restaurant Report Card with 12 critical violations in its last two unannounced inspections in March 2016 and September 2015. In March, the inspector saw a pasta-making employee “remove her gloves and with her bare hands grabbed the dirty trash can (with the fingers inside her can)” and then continued working without washing her hands.  Another employee used his fingers to stop olive […]

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    Front seat hidden danger kills children in cars

    DENVER — There’s a good chance you are driving with a hidden danger and you don’t know it: Driver and passenger seats that break after a minor crash, striking the children sitting in the back seat. As parents, you’re told the safest place for your child is in a car seat in the back. But what you don’t know about your front seats could seriously injure or kill them. The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers have uncovered 100 cases in which […]

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    Baur’s, Jason’s Thai fail RRC for mice droppings, rodent caught in trap

    DENVER — Two restaurants scored F’s on this week’s Restaurant Report Card after as many as 30 rodent droppings were found in unannounced inspections. Baur’s Restaurant Baur’s Restaurant scored an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card with 11 critical violations in its March 2016 and December 2015 unannounced inspections.  The health inspector’s report said, “Approximately 25-30 flying insects are hovering and landing on walls, ceilings and the bar top.” The inspector also said, “Approximately 25-30 mice droppings were in several […]

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    Wash Park Grille, Jezebel’s receive F’s for moldy produce, roach traps

    DENVER — This week’s Restaurant Report Card researched three Denver restaurants — one of which is well known in the Washington Park neighborhood after which it takes its name. Washington Park Grille It’s called Wash Park Grille, but health inspectors found a lot of things inside that needed a good wash. The Denver restaurant located at 1096 S. Gaylord St. earned an “F” on our report card for 11 critical violations in its March inspection. The report said the staff failed to wash fruits […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Dozens of flying insects contribute to ‘F’ for Hotel Teatro’s restaurant

    DENVER — Rodent droppings, unsafe temperatures for food and warm raw eggs are all on this week’s Restaurant Report Card. Grappa Mediterranean Bistro Grappa Mediterranean Bistro, located at 1027 Washington avenue in Golden, earned an F on our restaurant report card for 18 critical health code violations in its November of 2015 and March of 2016 inspections. Among the violations: Rodent droppings under the food prep table Open fish filets lying on a box of frog legs Open chicken parmesan […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    ‘Mama Mias’! Mouse feces near pizza dough earn F on Restaurant Report Card

    Note: This article was updated on April 8, 2016 with a report from Mama Mias. ENGELWOOD, Colo. — Mouse feces found in unannounced inspections and unsafe temperatures for food lead to two Fs on this week’s Restaurant Report Card. Mama Mias This Englewood restaurant scored an F on Restaurant Report Card with 14 critical violations in its last two unannounced inspections in January.  The report said, “Rodent droppings were present on food contact surfaces of the pizza dough flattening machine” […]

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    Brown Palace Tavern and Harman’s Eat & Drink fail Restaurant Report Card

    DENVER — Two popular establishments failed this week’s Restaurant Report Card. Brown Palace Ship Tavern The Brown Palace’s Ship Tavern failed our Restaurant Report Card with 18 critical violations in its last two unannounced inspections. The downtown Denver restaurant’s violations include fruit flies in the bar, numerous employee drinks stored on food prep areas and next to clean plates and the bartender and the staff did not know where the designated hand sink was located. Also the February report said, […]

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    Colorado veterans sue for access to medical marijuana to treat PTSD

    DENVER — Medical marijuana has been used to treat everything from cancer to cataracts, but in Colorado, it cannot be prescribed to treat post traumatic stress disorder. That’s the reason behind a lawsuit by some veterans against the state. Among them is Curt Bean, who spent this teenage years in Iraq. The U.S. Army scout and sniper learned a valuable lesson: Kill or be killed. “Talking about taking lives is never easy, especially when you are the person making the decisions,” […]

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    ‘Fake’ service animals bill one step closer to becoming law

    DENVER — A bill that would make it a crime to misrepresent a pet as a service animal is one step close to becoming law in Colorado. Lawmakers voted unanimously in favor of house bill 1308 during a judiciary committee Tuesday night. The bill now goes to the full House for a debate. The proposed legislation is the result of a FOX31 Denver Problem Solver’s investigation that aired in February 2015. The investigation uncovered dozens of online businesses selling service animal […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    ViewHouse in Centennial flunks Restaurant Report Card for record third time

    DENVER — The restaurant that leads off this Restaurant Report Card is known for its view. But you might not want to see all of the health code violations inspectors found in the kitchen. ViewHouse – Centennial The ViewHouse in Centennial gets an “F” for a record third time on our report card. This time it’s for 13 critical health code violations in its November 2015 and February inspections. The violations include: Flies in multiple bottles of booze Employees failing […]

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    Gaetano Italian, Seoul BBQ flunk on Restaurant Report Card

    DENVER — Critical violations, including food held at dangerous temperatures and a live cockroach found in the sink, have led to two Fs on this week’s Restaurant Report Card. Gaetano Italian Restaurant Gaetano Italian Restaurant in Denver scored an “F” on our report card with 16 critical violations in its last two un-announced inspections in January and last year.   Denver health inspectors ordered buckets of food be thrown out.  The inspector said the food we being held at dangerous temperatures […]

  • Holly Moore

    Castle Rock father offers $10,000 for information about Holly Moore’s death

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The family of Holly Moore is marking a painful one-year anniversary this week since the 19-year-old died. Castle Rock police ruled the teen’s death a suicide, but an independent forensic expert, hired by the family, said broken bones and other injuries on her body indicate she was murdered. A FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers investigation prompted the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to get involved and the agency is in the process of reinvestigating the case. The recent sale […]