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Tammy Vigil was born, raised, and educated here in Denver, CO. She joined FOX 31 News from KGUN-TV (ABC) in Tucson, AZ where she was weekend anchor and reporter. Previous experience includes being morning anchor/reporter at KRDO-TV (ABC) in Colorado Springs, CO, reporter for KFSM-TV (CBS) in Ft. Smith, AR and KJCT-TV (ABC) in Grand Junction, CO.

She interned for KUSA-TV ( NBC) in Denver, CO and was news editor and writer for the UNC Mirror in Greeley, CO. Tammy earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She graduated with honors.

On her hidden talents...

"I've become quite skilled at flawlessly applying my makeup while in the news van, barreling down the road, over speed bumps and pot holes. Some people poke their eye out doing this!"

Recent Articles
  • Auto repair shops rank high on the bureau's list of common complaints. Go to; the information you find might help you figure out which shops to avoid.  Also, besides the BBB there are several consumer base web sites that post complaints.

    The top 10 complaints reported by consumers in 2014

    DENVER — Top 10 lists usually showcase the best of the best. But today the Consumer Federation of America released a list that features the worst. The list shows the top complaints made to local and state consumer agencies. “He said he’d start within two weeks, then three weeks. He’s not answering phone calls,” Kathy Varone said. She knows firsthand about the problems associated with the home improvement/construction industry.  A roofer she hired installed a roof that failed inspection twice—and […]

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    Moms worried they may never see photos of newborns from Groupon deal

    DENVER — They are photographs that only come along just once in a lifetime. A first-time mom was excited to see the professional photographs of her newborn son. But now Ryan Howard wonders if a Groupon deal was nothing more than a rip-off. The business is called A MoMent Photography by Amy Barlow in Lakewood. On her website, Barlow vows to capture preciously fleeting moments in time, preserving memories for generations to come. “He was born on June 5 of […]

  • Missing Texas man named John Hawkins. (Photo: Jan Hawkins)

    Search continues for missing man

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A man from Lafayette was reported missing in Larimer County on Saturday. Family members said 56-year-old John Hawkins’ last  known location was on Highway 34 near the Thompson Canyon and he was driving a yellow Nissan Xterra SUV. July 14 was the last time he contacted family, according to his brother who spoke with him. Hawkins’ car was seen Wednesday by a Denver woman who works at the Dam Store. But the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office towed the car […]

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    West Nile virus takes a bite out of another Colorado county

    BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder joins Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo and Weld counties with mosquitoes that have tested positive for the potentially deadly virus. Boulder County Public Health said traps have also been collecting a higher number of mosquitos than normal. The danger lurks beyond an electrical box at Christensen Park. It’s born of standing water–and hungry for humans and animals. “My first reaction had expletives,” laughs Rachel Hooker, about how she felt when she learned the virus moved in to […]

  • Inspector: Old age caused 2 balconies to collapse at Greeley apartment building

    GREELEY, Colo. — We now know what caused the collapse of two balconies at an apartment complex in Greeley Monday night. Greeley’s Chief Building Inspector Tim Jackson said old age and obsolete construction practices caused them to fall. The balconies at Ridgestone Apartments at 1126 26th Avenue were built 45 years ago, in July 1970. They were secured to the building using three-and-a-half inch nails. But today’s building standards require much larger, oversized screws. It was a warm evening Monday. […]

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    Hackers threaten to leak info of adultery website users

    DENVER — We may see some marriages crumble after the adultery website Ashley Madison got hacked. The website matches up people who want to cheat on their significant others. Now, hackers are threatening to leak the very personal and embarrassing information of millions of its customers. Ashley Madison and its two partner sites, CougarLife and Established Men, have 37-million users. No doubt, many of them are sweating bullets — wondering if and when their names and pictures will show up […]

  • Scene of deadly police shooting in Denver. July 12, 2015

    Mother of man killed in police shooting regrets calling officers for help

    DENVER — The mother of a man shot and killed by a Denver police officer on Sunday night spoke out for the first time since the incident. It was her plea for help that brought police to her door–and eventually led to her son’s death. “I can’t believe this is happening,” Lynn Eagle Feather said. She can’t help but regret calling police Sunday after her son, Paul Castaway, threatened her with a knife at her home. “He didn’t stab me […]

  • Scene of deadly police shooting in Denver. July 12, 2015

    Witnesses, surveillance video provide conflicting information in deadly police shooting

    DENVER — There is conflicting information regarding an officer-involved shooting Sunday night in Denver between what a family says surveillance video shows and what police say happened. Police shot and killed a man they say charged at them with a knife. But witnesses and surveillance video say otherwise. The manager of Capital City mobile home park at 4501 W. Kentucky Ave. has the video. He wouldn’t give it to FOX31 Denver, but he did show it to reporter Tammy Vigil. […]

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    Stabbing suspect fatally shot by Denver police officer

    DENVER — A man accused of stabbing his mother in the neck who then was shot by a Denver police officer after leading a foot pursuit died in the hospital early Monday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The incident happened about 6:20 p.m. Sunday  at the Capital City mobile home park (4545 Morrison Road). Police said a woman told them her son had stabbed her in the neck and that the suspect had fled the scene. Police said a […]

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    Father accused of killing his baby boy is registered sex offender

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A Westminster man accused of killing his own baby in May is a registered sex offender on parole. Matthew Burry, 33, appeared in Adams County Court Tuesday where a judge set his case over for a preliminary hearing in October. A news viewer tipped us off about Burry’s criminal past. That viewer questioned how a sex offender could be allowed contact with an infant. It’s a good question we looked into. But the answers were not easy […]

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    Family wants help finding person who fired stray bullet that killed their father at campsite

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified a man Monday who was killed by what appears to be a stray bullet while camping with his family over the Fourth of July weekend. Glenn Martin, 60, died about 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rainbow Falls Park near Woodland Park. His family spoke to the media Monday, making an emotional plea for help finding the person who fired the bullet. They are heartbroken. Not only did they lose their loved […]

  • Stranger makes Denver couple’s proposal special thanks to social media

    MORRISON, Colo. — If you had any doubts about the power of social media, this story will reinforce its strength. It’s a moment that only comes once in a loving relationship — the proposal. A Denver couple got engaged in front of thousands at Red Rocks amphitheater on Saturday night. Mike Parks, 32, and Tracie Bardonner, 33, had it all on video, until Parks accidentally deleted it. Not to worry, a stranger ended up saving the day.  Like any relationship, there […]