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Tammy Vigil was born in La Jara, Colo. and raised in Westminster, Colo. 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
  • Aurora condo residents frustrated with hoarding neighbor

    AURORA, Colo. — A frustrated and fed-up resident reached out to the FOX31 Problem Solvers after her pleas for help went unanswered. She says a neighbor’s hoarding and drug problems are putting her and her community’s health and safety at risk. The trouble is centered at the Spinnaker Run II Condominiums at 3101 S. Ursula Circle. LCM Property Management oversees the rules and regulations at the complex. Several people who live there say one tenant keeps violating the rules — […]

  • Psychologist: People post violent videos to go viral, many desensitized to violence

    THORNTON, Colo. — A growing number of people are clicking on a video that shows a huge crowd attack two young men in Thornton. And while the Thornton Police Department continues to investigate, a Denver psychologist says the video’s popularity is a sad consequence of our connected society. “I thought I was going to die for sure,” assault victim Timmy said. He and his friend Joshua said the fight was the scariest moment of their lives. “Before I know it, the […]

  • Video posted to social media captures group attack on 2 men in Thornton

    THORNTON, Colo. — The Thornton Police Department is investigating the brutal assault of two unsuspecting young men by dozens of people. The attack sent both victims to the hospital. It happened at Woodglen-Brookshire Park about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, and was caught on camera and posted on social media. The video shows dozens of people swarm around an SUV to punch and kick the driver identified only as 21-year-old Timmy. They also pummeled the passenger, 20-year-old Josh. Josh was able to run […]

  • Family dog Capone cleared of being wolf hybrid released to family

    AURORA, Colo. — The family dog that was impounded for nearly five weeks in Aurora was allowed to go home Wednesday. Aurora Animal Control thought Capone was a wolf hybrid, but DNA tests proved he was all dog. In court Wednesday, Capone’s owners admitted guilt to the charges of having a dog running at large, not having a city license and not having current rabies vaccinations. The charges of keeping an aggressive animal and keeping an exotic/wild animal were dropped. The $1,000 fine was suspended […]

  • Denver City Council makes slow progress to fix developer parking loophole

    DENVER — The city of Denver took another step toward fixing parking problems caused by new developments that don’t provide off-street parking. The loophole has been around for about a decade, but now developers are taking full advantage of it. Worried neighbors are demanding the council take action. Already, council members have put a moratorium in place to stop any additional developers from using what’s called a small-lot parking exemption. That means developers don’t have to provide any off-street parking […]

  • Capone controversy leads to invitation to see real wolf dogs

    GILPIN COUNTY, Colo. — Wednesday cannot come soon enough for a family who is expected to pick up their dog held by the Aurora Animal Shelter over concerns it was part wolf. The Abbato family from Aurora said a DNA test has come back showing Capone has zero markers for a wolf. The controversy led to an invitation for the FOX31 Problem Solvers to see real wolf dogs. The Oden family has owned wolf dogs for five years. They have […]

  • Family misses longtime pet that’s suspected of being wolf hybrid

    AURORA, Colo. — The Abbato family hoped to take their nearly 11-year-old dog, Capone, home from the Aurora Animal Shelter on Wednesday. But they’ll have to wait at least one more week because a municipal judge continued the case. The family’s lawyer, Aaron Acker, said he needs more time to look at evidence he received Tuesday. Employees at the animal shelter suspect the family’s longtime pet is a wolf hybrid and they won’t give him back because it’s illegal to […]

  • Denver police investigate fetus discovered in dumpster

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department is investigating what it thought was a newborn found dead in a dumpster. Officers arrived at the Lowry North Apartments at 8001 E. 11th Ave. just before 11 a.m. Sunday. Inside a dumpster, officers discovered what they thought was a deceased newborn. But the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified it as a female fetus, though it said was well-developed. Investigators are waiting on the results of an autopsy and toxicology report to […]

  • Drunken teen driver who killed 2 women sentenced to 12 years in prison

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A teenager was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday after he killed two elderly women while driving drunk, high and speeding last year. The judge sentenced Taden Jones, 19, to 12 years in prison — six years for each victim — to be served consecutively. He will also serve five years mandatory parole. Jones walked inside an Arapahoe County courtroom with a straight face, flanked on all sides by friends and family. He knew he […]

  • Aurora Animal Control claims longtime family dog is wolf hybrid, won’t return him to owners

    AURORA, Colo. — A family called the FOX31 Problem Solvers for help after Aurora Animal Control took their dog and refused give him back, claiming the dog is a wolf-hybrid. UPDATE: See the update from Wednesday’s court hearing here The Abbato family has had Capone for nearly 10 years. They rescued him from the Adams County Animal Shelter where he was classified as a German shepherd mix. The family’s veterinarian also says the same thing. But Aurora Animal Control thinks Capone […]

  • Tips show how to protect yourself from spying secrets Wikileaks revealed

    DENVER — The biggest release of CIA spying secrets onto the WikiLeaks website has many wondering if it could put smartphones or internet-connected TVs at risk. A computer science expert from Metropolitan State University of Denver says the short answer is probably not. Smartphones are essentially little computers as are many TVs. If they’re connected to the internet, that is where much of the potential digital danger comes from. A leak of more than 8,000 CIA documents show TVs can […]

  • Reward to catch killer of Aurora good Samaritan grows to $27,000

    AURORA, Colo. — Friends of a good Samaritan killed outside his Aurora home last month are hoping money talks. Reward money to catch Kelly Acosta’s killer has skyrocketed to $27,000. Metro Denver Crime Stoppers kicked in it usual $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect. But people at the 29-year-old’s favorite lounge in Aurora wanted to do better. A memorial inside the little restaurant and bar along South Parker Road shows how much how Acosta was […]