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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
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    Evergreen man accused of fatally shooting two bear cubs speaks

    EVERGREEN, Colo. — An Evergreen man accused of killing two bear cubs outside his home early Tuesday morning is speaking out. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has completed its investigation and is recommending Dan Williams, 50, be charged with a felony (illegal discharge of a weapon) and five misdemeanors (reckless endangerment; shooting from or across a public roadway; dogs harassing wildlife; illegal possession of wildlife; unlawful taking of a black bear out of season). FOX31 Denver spoke with Williams as he […]

  • Denver Police on 16th Street Mall

    Safety questioned on 16th Street Mall after another violent attack

    DENVER — Another stabbing near the 16th Street Mall is raising more concerns about safety along one of Denver’s top tourist attractions. It’s the second stabbing there in a matter of weeks. City leaders were asked what they are doing to keep safe the thousands of people who visit the mall each day. “We too are concerned about the recent uptick in challenges and issues we’ve been seeing on the mall,” Denver Police Commander Tony Lopez said. The latest challenge […]

  • A vehicle went into a sinkhole caused by a water main break in Boulder on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (Photo: Jim Hooley)

    Car goes into sinkhole caused by broken water main in Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. — A large sinkhole swallowed a car on Sunday after a water main break at a busy intersection in Boulder. The incident happened just before 4 p.m. at Iris Avenue and Folsom Street. “It’s a very good example: If you see water, stop, turn around, don’t drive through it,” city of Boulder spokesman Patrick von Keyserling said. The water main break flooded the road with several inches of water and quickly dissolved the asphalt just as a 53-year-old woman […]

  • Dakota Holand, 20, arrested for auto theft in Aurora, is a suspect in kidnapping and forcing a teen to drive him to Pueblo. (Photo: JeffCo Sheriff's Office.)

    Suspect arrested who allegedly abducted, forced teen to drive to Pueblo

    CONIFER, Colo. — A gunman who allegedly got into a teenager’s Jeep outside a grocery store and forced him to drive from Conifer to Pueblo and robbed him last week has been arrested, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Thanks to tips from citizens and law enforcement, investigators were able to identify Dakota Holand, 20, as the at-large suspect in the kidnapping. Holand was arrested at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning for auto theft after being arrested by Aurora Police […]

  • Stalking incident on Auraria campus in downtown Denver

    Students warned after stalking incident in broad daylight on Auraria campus

    DENVER — Students got a warning about a frightening crime on the Auraria Campus Tuesday. Police are investigating a stranger who stalked and then grabbed a female student. The bold move happened in broad daylight while the student walked on campus with a friend. Her feeling that she was being followed turned out to be true. It was an unwanted education in the crime of stalking. A student and her friend noticed a man following them from the Tivoli Student […]

  • Justin Wilson in his Indy race car

    IndyCar driver Justin Wilson made home in Longmont

    DENVER — A race car driver killed by debris during a crash Sunday at the IndyCar race at Pocono in Pennsylvania had made his home in Colorado. Justin Wilson, 37,  and his family have called the Longmont area home for several years. They lived part of the year in England where he and his wife Julia are from and the rest of the time in Colorado. A friend said they were just getting ready to build a new home near […]

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    Restaurant customer receives offensive message on receipt

    DENVER — A woman arrives hungry at a Denver restaurant Friday and leaves with an inappropriate message that feeds her anger. We’ve seen this happen before across the country: restaurant staff write ugly words on customer receipts. Now, it’s happened at El Valle Mexican Restaurant at 2925 W. 38th Ave. in Denver. A customer accused the family-owned restaurant of 15 years of being racist. “We go like once or twice a month,” customer Beatriz Castorena said. But she said she wasn’t prepared […]

  • Wells Fargo

    Widow battles Wells Fargo to get beneficiary funds from deceased husband’s account

    ARVADA, Colo. — An Arvada widow is in a battle with her deceased husband’s bank to get her beneficiary funds. You won’t believe how long she’s been waiting. That widow said she was at her wit’s end with trying to get the money that is rightfully hers. She finally contacted the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers for help. Sharon Pallatt’s husband, Jay, died in February 2013. Four months later, in June, she closed all their accounts with Wells Fargo–except for one. […]

  • Denver police officers Jennifer Jaidinger and Lane Gardner

    Denver officer arrested after allegedly assaulting police officer fiancee

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Two Denver police officers were arrested Friday morning by Westminster police, the Denver Police Department said Tuesday. A police spokeswoman said the officers have been placed in administrative positions with no police powers.

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    Dexter Lewis guilty of 16 counts in Fero’s Bar killings case

    DENVER — A jury hands down 16 guilty verdicts this morning in Denver’s first death penalty case in more than 10 years. Dexter Lewis convicted of killing five people during a botched robbery at a Denver bar then setting it on fire. But the jury’s work is not over.  They may face their toughest task yet. “As to the charge of murder in the first degree after deliberation against Young Suk Fero, we the jury find the defendant Dexter Lewis […]

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    Chuck E. Cheese killer, Aurora theater shooting gunman cases have similarities

    DENVER — He represented one of the last three men on Colorado’s death row — until Gov. John Hickenlooper granted a temporary reprieve to Chuck E. Cheese killer Nathan Dunlap. Criminal defense lawyer Phil Cherner has been there before, representing a convicted killer who faced a future with lethal injection. Now, he’s sharing his thoughts on the state’s latest death penalty case and the grief it has brought to so many. The James Holmes jury said no to the death […]

  • Ryan Howard and Declan

    Problem solved: Woman gets photos of newborn she though she’d never see

    DENVER — They are priceless photos capturing fleeting moments in time — and a Denver family thought they’d never see them. They were wrong. First-time mom Ryan Howard reached out last week when she couldn’t get a hold of a professional photographer who had taken pictures of her newborn, Declan. We reported on the complaints of several moms about A MoMent Photography by Amy Barlow. Now, Barlow is responding directly to Howard through email. Howard held a sleeping Declan in […]