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Tammy Vigil was born in the teeny, tiny Southern Colorado town of La Jara. But her parents raised her in Westminster—along with two young sisters. She is a proud graduate of Westminster High School. She joined FOX 31 News from KGUN-TV (ABC) in Tucson, AZ where she worked as weekend anchor and reporter. She also worked as a morning anchor/reporter at KRDO-TV (ABC) in Colorado Springs; as a reporter for KFSM-TV (CBS) in Ft. Smith, AR and KJCT-TV (ABC) in Grand Junction, CO. She has earned state and national accolades for her reporting.

Before working in television news, Tammy worked in newspaper for four years as a reporter, then, news editor at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Mirror in Greeley, CO. Tammy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Political Science from UNC. 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!”

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Recent Articles
  • Sick man brings trash bag of marijuana to emergency room

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — He went into the hospital feeling under the weather. But he’s probably feeling even sicker now after Lakewood police confiscated a trash bag he was carrying that was full of marijuana. And he might face criminal charges for it. A 49- to 50-year-old transient went to a free-standing emergency room at 260 S. Wadsworth Blvd. about 6 p.m. Wednesday. “Because they were going to admit him, they were going through his possessions, they came up with this […]

  • Japanese beetle infestation in Denver metro area devours plants

    DENVER — The Denver metro area is now the home to a beetle that hails from Japan. Garden experts say there is an infestation of the Japanese beetle that feeds on more than 200 species of plants. And there is very little that can be done to combat them. Colorado State University horticulture expert Robert Cox said repeated years of the pesky pests eating leaves and damaging them can kill plants. But a lawn expert said they are more of […]

  • Murder, rape, assault, vehicle theft rates up in Colorado

    DENVER — Colorado’s crime rate went up 5.5 percent in one year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The 2016 Crime in Colorado Report shows the number of major crimes that were reported, including homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, other (simple) assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. There were increases in every category, with notable upticks in the number of homicides, rapes and aggravated assaults. The category that saw the biggest increase was motor vehicle theft, […]

  • 2 suspects arrested in fatal shooting outside Colfax Avenue 7-Eleven

    DENVER — Two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man outside a 7-Eleven store have been arrested, the Denver Police Department said Monday. David Houston, 25, and a juvenile are in custody, police said. The white four-door vehicle they were believed to have been in was also recovered. Police released photos of the suspects and the vehicle in hopes of tracking them down. About 12:15 a.m. Sunday, 39-year-old Justin Slyter was shot and killed outside the store at […]

  • Crews hunting bear that attacked sleeping camper in Boulder County

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A teenager camping at Glacier View Ranch in Boulder County was attacked by a black bear around 4 a.m. Sunday, officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife said. The ranch is near the town of Ward, northwest of Boulder. The victim is a 19-year-old staff member at the ranch who only wanted to be identified as Dylan. Dylan, who was not in a tent, said he woke up when the bear wrapped its paw around him and bit […]

  • Activists say moving prairie dogs to Rocky Flats could unearth plutonium

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Activists are threatening to sue over a proposal to relocate a colony of more than 200 prairie dogs from Longmont to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County. In June, activists hoping to prevent the extermination of the colony told the Longmont Times-Call the refuge was available as a receiving site. On Thursday, attorney Randall Weiner issued a statement saying the burrowing animals could bring plutonium buried underground to the surface and spread radioactive waste to surrounding areas. Weiner stated radioactive components […]

  • Colorado will forward voter information to Trump commission

    DENVER — President Donald Trump claims millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election that cost him the popular vote. Now, he’s put in place a commission to analyze the nation’s voting systems, including in Colorado. A new federal election commission  is asking each state to turn over their voting rolls. Some states are complying, including Colorado. But others  are not. The request for voter information is raising suspicions and concerns about privacy. On Wednesday, Colorado Secretary of State […]

  • Gorsuch gets mixed reaction at Niwot Fourth of July parade

    NIWOT, Colo. — The Fourth of July brought a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court back to Colorado. Neil Gorsuch celebrated the most patriotic day on the calendar during Niwot’s Fourth of July parade on Tuesday morning. “The patriotism, the waving flags. It’s just great,” parade watcher Diana Wartburg said. But on a day to celebrate the nation’s birthday, they also honor one of their Boulder County neighbors, who ascended to the nation’s most powerful judicial body. Gorsuch set aside […]

  • Surveillance photos show 3 men who attacked Army veteran at Lakewood light rail station

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Police are asking for help identifying three men who attempted to rob a U.S. Army veteran and his wife at a light rail station. It happened April 25 around 9:40 p.m. at the Lamar light rail station at 6363 W. 13th Ave., the Lakewood Police Department said. Police released surveillance photos of the incident Monday after having no luck identifying the suspects. Rob Bingham and his wife got off at the wrong stop on that night and soon […]

  • No obvious impact yet of travel ban, other security measures at DIA

    DENVER — President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on who can travel to the U.S. took effect Thursday evening. This, after the Supreme Court ruled anyone seeking to enter the country from six Muslim-majority countries must show a bona fide relationship with an entity or a person here. If a person traveling from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Iran or Syria can’t show that relationship, they’ll be banned for 90 days — 120 days for refugees. And that’s not the only security-related […]

  • ICE agents arrest brother of man they shot weeks ago in Denver

    DENVER — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested a Mexican national living in Montbello with his girlfriend, officials said Wednesday. That man is the brother of another immigrant that ICE agents shot three weeks ago in Denver. But the brothers aren’t the only ones behind bars. U.S. citizens say they’re getting caught up in the dragnet too. Valerie Mendez, 58, was also in the Denver jail on an outstanding warrant. When ICE agents came , looking for her boyfriend who […]

  • Protestors try building support to stop I-70 expansion

    DENVER — Opposition to the expansion of Interstate 70 through the metro area remains strong. Dozens of people came out Sunday to continue fighting the expansion project they say is too expensive and won’t do much to reduce traffic congestion. The Colorado Department of Transportation built the section of I-70 in the 1960s. CDOT plans to rebuild what’s considered the worst-rated bridge starting early next year. That is, unless, a group with their “Ditch the Ditch” signs can halt it. “We’d like […]