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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.

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  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Westminster sports bar crawling with bugs

    DENVER– Bender’s Bar and Grill is popular with hockey fans, but their recent health inspections could make you say “what the puck.” The Westminster restaurant on 10710 Westminster Boulevard fails our report card for 14 critical violations in its December 2013 and June 2014 un-announced inspections, including: A full fly strip hanging over the dish washing area Flies in the liquor The cook was unaware of basic food safety Raw meats were stored over tortilla chips The restaurant was also […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Pizza Republica, El Senor Sol and Panera Bread

    DENVER — In this week’s Restaurant Report Card, Mexican food in Golden earned an “F” for moths and mice. El Senor Sol El Senor Sol located at 15900 West Colfax in Golden failed with 13 critical violations during its most recent routine inspections. In June, a Jefferson County Health inspector found “Small moths and spiders in the large storage room.” The Dec. 11 inspection report found “Rodent droppings in downstairs pantry area, (and) on shelves.” Additional violations included employees not demonstrating knowledge […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Tuk Tuk, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Baskin Robbins

    DENVER — A Westminster restaurant fails Restaurant Report Card for what was found dead near a food prep area, the Crowne Plaza Hotel gets dinged for flies and our “A” goes to a Baskin Robbins Tuk Tuk Tuk Tuk located at 10667 Westminster Boulevard earned an “F” on our report card for 11 critical health code violations found in its March 2014 and September 2013 unannounced health inspections. In March, health inspectors cited the eatery for “dead cockroaches near and […]

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    Contractor accused of cheating homeowners out of thousands of dollars exposed

    DENVER — A FOX31 Denver investigation exposes a Colorado contractor accused of ripping off unsuspecting home owners by allegedly taking thousands of dollars for work that was not completed. Area home owners found the contractor on Craigslist. In his ads, contractor Darrell Stone claims he is licensed, insured and reliable. “I am a 34 year pro. We are insured and bonded contractors. Talk to my references, every one of my references gave me money up front,” Stone said to our […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Golf course special

    DENVER — Each week we dig deep into official restaurant health inspections to reveal what’s really going on behind closed kitchen doors. Just in time to hit the links, a special edition of Restaurant Report Card — exposing the health code violations at some of Colorado’s most popular golf clubs. Eagle’s Nest Restaurant at Green Valley Ranch The Green Valley Ranch Golf Course is a hit with golfers, but the recent health inspection at the club’s restaurant might tee you […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Crepes N Crepes, Damascus Grill, Tequilas

    DENVER — A restaurant famous for its French breakfast earned an “F” on the Restaurant Report Card for German cockroaches. Crepes N Crepes Crepes N Crepes at 1512 Larimer Street failed our report for 12 critical violations during its January 2014 and January 2013 unannounced inspections. In January of this year, an inspector found pesto and red pepper sauces that are supposed to be held at 41F degrees or less were too warm and had to be thrown out. Also, […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Tilted Kilt, Blue Cow and DiFranco’s

    DENVER — The Tilted Kilt is best known for scantily clad waitresses, but the recent health inspection may be even more revealing at the 16th Street Mall location. The LoDo pub earned an “F” on our restaurant report card for 17 critical violations in their January 2014 and July 2013 unannounced inspections. In January, an inspector “observed over 50 small winged flies … on the bar wall” and a “cook wiped gloved hands on visibly soiled apron, and then proceeded […]

  • Weak law creates safety threat from repeat drunk drivers

    DENVER — A FOX31 Denver investigation has found thousands of Colorado drivers, who are convicted of two or more DUI charges, are still driving.  That is because Colorado has some of the weakest DUI laws in the country. To see this problem firsthand, we rode along with Aurora Police during a night when officers made a DUI arrest. Our patrol car pulled over a car that appeared like it was being driven by an intoxicated person. When officers talked to […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Capitol Hill bar earns ‘F’

    DENVER — Charlie’s Bar in Capitol Hill welcomes customers from all walks of life, but health inspectors found some patrons were crawling into the bar. The Denver bar earned an “F” on the restaurant report card for 10 critical violations in its February of 2013 and 2014 unannounced inspections. The bar located at 900 E. Colfax Ave. was cited this year for “20 dead roaches and one roach … alive in (the) basement storage” and “several areas … where a […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Bar and grill fails for insects in a drawer

    DENVER – Vinny’s Bar & Grill near DIA earned an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card for 11 critical violations. The restaurant, located at 7101 North Tower Road, failed their regular or unannounced inspections in January of this year and in 2013. On January 27th 2014 inspectors found “five to eight live roaches inside a hot drawer.” Also, this year’s report said the cleaning solution was at “0,” which means it contains zero sanitizer. An inspector said there is “slime […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Denver restaurant fails for decaying mice

    DENVER — Gennaro’s claims to have the “best Italian” food on their web site, but their customers don’t expect dead mice with their meals. The restaurant located at 2598 South Broadway failed our Restaurant Report Card with 12 critical violations in its un-announced inspections in January 2014 and August of last year. Denver’s Department of Environmental Health in January found “three dead and decaying mice … in the dry storage area” and “more than 50 rodent droppings on the floor […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Dusty boots, dirty hands and cockroaches

    DENVER — The restaurant is called Dusty Boot, but health inspectors were more concerned with dirty hands. The Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Saloon in Greenwood Village earned an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card for 16 critical violations in its December and September 2013 inspections. Tri-County Health Department conducts critical items inspections marking only critical items and no non-critical issues. The Greenwood Village steakhouse had two temperature violations in December including “whipped butter … was 71F,” not the required temperature […]