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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: King Wok, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sub N Bowl

    DENVER — The restaurant is called King Wok, but their most recent health inspection might make you walk away. King Wok The Denver restaurant earned an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card for 10 critical violations in its unannounced inspections in August and February. In August an inspector said, “More than six common house flies observed on raw chicken, electrical cords, walls, food containers, trash cans etc.” The report also said, “Employee was observed touching interior of trash can, dirty […]

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    Weld County restaurants debut on Restaurant Report Card

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — In this week’s Restaurant Report Card, a Greeley restaurant fails for mice and mouse urine. It’s our first report card featuring Weld County restaurants. Top Buffet, Greeley The eatery is called Top Buffet, but their health inspections hit rock bottom in September. The restaurant earned an “F” for 11 critical violations in its unannounced inspections in September and August. The Weld County inspector said, “Found live roaches on the underside of the … sink” and “found […]

  • Restaurant Report Card

    FOX31 Denver expands restaurant report card to Weld County

    GREELEY, Colo. — Restaurant Report Card is expanding our weekly serving of health inspections. Weld County environmental health inspections will now be included in our report card. Fox31 Denver’s Heidi Hemmat serves up weekly inspection reports from Denver, Tri-County and Jefferson counties. Starting October 9, Weld County’s 1,200 eateries will be added to the table. The counties’ health reports look at critical and non-critical violations inspectors find during routine or unannounced inspections. Critical violations are more likely, than other violations, […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Empress Seafood, Taco’s Jr. and Falafel King

    DENVER — The restaurant is called Empress Seafood, but health inspectors were not impressed with what they found during an unannounced inspection in August. Empress Seafood The restaurant located at 2825 West Alameda Avenue earned an “F” for 15 critical violations in its last two regular inspections in August 2014 and August 2013. In its most recent inspection, a health expert found dead insects which appear to be roaches. Also in the report, “Investigator observed multiple cans of Raid roach […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Tacos Y Salsas, 4 G’s and Granny Scott’s Pie Shop

    DENVER — A Denver eatery fails Restaurant Report Card for an “imminent health risk.” Tacos Y Salsas Tacos Y Salsas located at 1531 Stout Street earned an “F” on our report card for 19 critical health code violations in February 2014 and July 2013 unannounced inspections. The violations in July include “over 20 small winged flies in the salsa bar” and “over 100 rodent droppings along baseboards … (and) along the walls of the kitchen beneath the dry storage…” The […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Gennaro’s, Marlowe’s, A Taste of the Philippines

    DENVER — Feces and fly larvae land a Denver Italian restaurant on our Restaurant Report Card for a second time. Gennaro’s on Broadway Gennaro’s on Broadway scored an “F” on our report for 12 critical violations in its last two unannounced inspections in August and January. In August, an inspector found, “Rodent droppings in a box of onions, more than 200 rodent droppings … on floors and shelves” and “four dead mice … in traps.” The inspection report also said […]

  • U.S. Marine Cody Craven arrested in Arapahoe County, Colo. and accused of Internet luring

    Watch: Colorado Marine admits on camera he was trying to have sex with 14-year-old girl

    DENVER — Protecting children from online predators is the top priority for an exclusive team of local police who stop criminals in their tracks. An exclusive squad of Arapahoe County undercover officers monitors the Internet for questionable conversations, invites the perpetrator for an exchange and then busts suspects on the street. “Let me see your hands. Get down on the ground. Get down on the ground,” Sergeant Bruce Peterson yelled at a suspect who was at a hotel in Englewood […]

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    Exclusive: We follow police as they investigate a child luring suspect

    DENVER — Our Investigative team followed an online luring investigation from the first time the suspect contacted the undercover deputy, posing as a 14 year old girl, to the time of his arrest. Tonight on FOX31 Denver, I’ll show you why investigators says it’s not the people you expect who are committing these crimes and how you can learn more about who your kids are talking to online. Watch our special report tonight on FOX31 Denver News at 9.

  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card: Salaam’s Fish & Chips, Marriott Denver South, David’s Kabob House

    DENVER — A Denver restaurant scored an “F” on our Restaurant Report Card and in this case the “F” stands for filthy. “Salaam” means hello in Arabic, but their recent health inspection could make you say good bye. Salaam’s Fish and Chips The restaurant located at 4660 Peoria Street in Denver earned an “F” for 15 critical violations in its follow up inspection in June after a failed unannounced inspection in February. In June an inspector found a pest trap […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: “F” is for cooking food in fly country

    DENVER — Cactus Jacks Saloon earned an “F” on Restaurant Report Card for where they were cooking. The Evergreen restaurant scored a failing grade on our report card for 15 critical violations in its July unannounced health inspections. The restaurant’s report said the, “Facility is prepping food outside without Health Department approval …. (where) food is exposed to flies and other elements.” The inspection also said an employee was smoking in the food prep area and employees were not washing […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: A not-so-happy anniversary for one longtime restaurant

    DENVER — A Castle Rock restaurant fails Restaurant Report Card for what it was not telling customers. Pegasus Restaurant, 313 Jerry St. in Castle Rock, earned an “F” on our report card for 13 critical violations in two unannounced inspections in February of 2014 and November of 2013. In February, an inspector said, “A consumer advisory for the sale of raw or partially undercooked animal products was not on the facility’s menu” and “A fruit fly was observed in a bottle […]

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    Restaurant Report Card: Some of Tri-County Health’s worst offenders

    DENVER — In our Restaurant Report Card, FOX31 Denver looks at Tri-County Health Department’s worst eateries under enforcement review. Tri-County Health Department’s review process includes restaurants with a history of repeat violations, a high number of critical violations or multiple follow up inspections. The following three restaurants are on the county’s civil penalties list. Mariscos El Pelicano Mariscos El Pelicano may be named after a pelican, but health inspectors were more concerned with the cockroaches and a dog. El Pelicano […]