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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

    Restaurant Report Card: Famous Wok in Aurora, Viva Burrito, McDonald’s

    DENVER — Famous Wok in Aurora may serve up super-size stir fry, but health officials were concerned about the small, regular and large size cockroaches. Famous Wok, Aurora The restaurant located at 14200 East Alameda Avenue earned an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card for 12 critical violations during unannounced inspections in December 2014. An inspector said, “a small cock roach was … in the sink, a regular sized cockroach was … on the drain…” and “a large cockroach was […]

  • Nail Salon

    Hair, nail, waxing salons open across Colorado without required license

    DENVER — Dozens of hair, nail and waxing salons across the state of Colorado are open for business without a license. The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) requires a license or shop registration for all cosmetology services offered by one or more people at a permanent or temporary location. The registration provides DORA with contact information for the salon in case of safety issues or complaints. A woman, who does not want to be identified, described a nasty infection she […]

  • Electronics repair store owner Muhammed Murib confronts FOX31 Denver Investigative Reporter Heidi Hemmat

    Watch: Dumpster confrontation; FOX31 investigator finds customers’ personal info

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The Arapahoe County Sherriff’s department executed a search warrant at a TV and electronics repair shop that was at the center of a FOX31 Denver investigation. Deputies were at AAAA TV in Centennial Friday after a FOX31 investigation found the store was charging customers for unnecessary parts and repairs and holding customers’ items hostage. The sheriff’s department confiscated boxes of repair orders and receipts. Investigative reporter Heidi Hemmat was at the store located on South Holly […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Tag, Paramount Café, CD’s Wings

    DENVER — Tag, you’re it. Tag Restaurant in Lodo failed our Restaurant Report Card with 10 critical violations in its last two unannounced inspections in December and June 2014. Tag Restaurant In December, a Denver inspector found the dish machine in a bar “measuring zero … chlorine sanitizer” and “spoons and other equipment stored in cool/warm water…” The inspector said there were temperature violations with french fries and watermelon held at unsafe temperatures which can result in food poisoning. Tag’s […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Pacific Ocean International Supermarket, Prime Steakhouse, Sexy Pizza

    DENVER — Pacific Ocean International Supermarket earned an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card for the most critical violations found since FOX31 Denver has been airing health inspection reports. Pacific Ocean International Supermarket Pacific Ocean scored 30 critical violations in its January 2015 and August 2014 unannounced inspections. Inspectors marked 14 violations in January including ‘rodent droppings and a dead rodent … in the kitchen below the sink” and “a dried decomposed rodent in a control device.” The inspector saw […]

  • Service animal vests

    Fake service dog investigation: Finding the people behind the lucrative online business

    DENVER — It takes hard work, dedication and years of training to become a service dog, but imposters are giving good dogs a bad name. A FOX31 Denver investigation found dozens of websites selling service animal certifications, animal vets and ID cards to pet owners so they can take their furry friends into restaurants, malls and airplanes. National Service Animal Registry (NSAR), which originates in Colorado, offers service animal certifications, vests and badges for $64. Also for sale on the […]

  • Service animals

    Colorado company selling service animal accessories to able-bodied pet owners

    DENVER — Service pets are a lifeline for people with disabilities. But a FOX31 Denver investigation found there is an increase in the number of people buying a license or certification that allows them to take their animal inside restaurants and on airplanes for free. The American with Disabilities Act prohibits businesses from asking a person to prove their service animal is legitimate. Because of the lax law, dozens of websites are selling certifications and vests for a profit. It’s […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Lola, John Holly’s Asian Bistro, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies

    DENVER — The Restaurant is called Lola, but their health inspections are below average. Lola The Highland’s neighborhood restaurant received an “F” in our Restaurant Report Card with 11 critical violations in its two most recent unannounced inspections. In December 2014 an inspector cited the Lola for “a fly strip in the oyster bar under a table” and “an unapproved pesticide.” Mashed potatoes, salsa, cream chicken and fish sauce were held at unsafe temperatures and had to be thrown away. […]

  • Muhammed Murib owns AAAA TV Electronics and Vacuum

    UPDATE: TV and repair store owner at center of fraud accusations has criminal past

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — FOX 31 Denver has been inundated with phone calls and emails from people who say they too have been cheated by AAAA TV Electronics Repair and Vacuum, a store on Holly Street and County line road, that was at the center of an undercover investigation. But the biggest revelation since our initial report, is what Investigative Reporter Heidi Hemmat has learned about the store owner’s criminal past. It turns out owner Muhammed Murib has been accused of […]

  • AAAA TV, Electronics and Vacuum

    Retail TV and repair shop accused of charging customers for unnecessary repairs

    DENVER — A Centennial retail TV and repair shop is accused of charging customers for unnecessary repairs that increase their bills sometimes by hundreds of dollars. Dozens of Colorado residents have filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau against AAAA TV Electronics and Vacuum.  Some of the alleged victims reached out to FOX31 Denver’s investigative team for help, so we decided to check out the allegations for ourselves. Investigative reporter Heidi Hemmat said, “We wanted to ask you some questions.” […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Villa Napoli, US Thai Café, Govnr’s Park Tavern

    Villa Napoli Villa Napoli is best known for its pizza and fresh toppings, but health experts were more concerned with the droppings. The Arvada restaurant received an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card with 15 critical health code violations in its December and June 2014 announced inspections. In December an inspector said, “Mouse droppings found throughout the establishment … droppings and urine found on several cans and on bags of black olives.” The inspector ordered sausage, pepperoni and cheese to […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Tres Margaritas, Pablo’s Coffee, Highland Tap and Burger

    Tres Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant Tres Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant in Littleton earned an “F” on the Restaurant Report Card with 16 critical health code violations in its two most recent unannounced inspections in November and July 2014. In November, a Tri-County Health inspector said, “Rodent droppings were present on the shelves.” The inspector also found an unapproved mouse killer, no hot water in the cook line sink and areas in the kitchen were soiled with food debris. The restaurant’s […]