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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: Food at unsafe temperatures leads to ‘F’ for one Denver restaurant

    DENVER — The restaurant is called Breakfast Paradise, but their recent health inspections are not paradise on a plate. Breakfast Paradise The Denver restaurant failed our Restaurant Report Card with 13 critical health code violations during unannounced inspections in April 2015 and December 2014. In April, an inspector found a can of ant and roach killer that is not supposed to be used in restaurants. Also, an “Investigator observed an employee wearing gloves, crack raw shell eggs into a bowl, […]

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    Problem solved: Incredible outpouring of support to get disabled woman’s home painted

    The response to help a disabled woman get her house fixed has been overwhelming. The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers first told the story of how Tammy Vittorelli of Aurora  paid a contractor several thousand dollars to paint her house so that she could sell it. She desperately needs the paint job because her condition requires that she move out of her house that has stairs in it, into a house that doesn’t. But the contractor started the paint job and […]

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    Aurora painter accused of scamming disabled woman, several others

    AURORA, Colo. — FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers looked into a case of a painter who allegedly was paid for jobs that he never finished, scamming several, including a disabled woman. Tammy Vittorelli’s multiple sclerosis is so debilitating that she sleeps in the family of her two-story home and hasn’t been outside in months. “My whole life is in this room,”  she said. That’s why she and her husband Gary are desperately trying to sell the home so they can buy […]

  • Mom on video allegedly giving wine to baby

    Watch video: Colorado mom allegedly feeds wine to baby

    LOVELAND, Colo. — The allegation is disturbing, the video, even more so. FOX31 Denver investigators obtained cell phone video of a Colorado mom allegedly feeding wine to her 15-month-old son. The person who shot it, and asked to be anonymous, said an hour later the baby could not stand up. She turned the video over to the Loveland police department, and to Investigative Reporter Heidi Hemmat because she believes exposing 26-year-old Alexandra Bremkamp may be the only way to force […]

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    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 […]