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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
  • Arvada teen helping terminally ill boy get 100,000 birthday cards

    ARVADA, Colo. — A terminally ill teenager in Arizona whose birthday is later this month has just one wish. And now an Arvada girl is doing all she can to make that wish come true. It looks a little like a lemonade stand set up outside Kayla Adler’s west Arvada home. But these kids are not selling anything. They are asking anyone who walks or drives by to give something a little more personal — something to rival Hallmark — […]

  • Denver company has created a life-saving app to reduce number of opioid related deaths

    DENVER — A Denver company has created a life-saving app in hopes of reducing the number of opioid related deaths. In our continuing ‘Dose of Reality’ coverage, FOX31 problem solver Tammy Vigil gives us a look at “opi-rescue.”

  • Buckley Air Force Base at forefront of alerting to missile launches worldwide

    AURORA, Colo. — If North Korea or any other country fires a missile, the United States would know within moments. That knowledge comes courtesy of the military men and women at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. Buckley is home to the only spaced-based missile warning system in the nation. The giant white orbs provide visual entertainment for kids — and kids at heart. But their purpose is much more serious: To protect every American and allies from the dangers of […]

  • Denver man finds racist graffiti scribbled on his condo door

    DENVER — A Denver man is incensed and confused about racial hatred that came to his front door. The man noticed racist graffiti scribbled on the door to his Cherry Creek North condominium on Sunday night. Miles, who did not want to use his last name, has lived at the condo for years with no problem. “I saw scribbling,” Miles said, adding he didn’t notice the N-word at first glance. The words from a brown marker blend in with the brown […]

  • Fire brings 2 competing summer camps together in support

    ELBERT, Colo. — A fire that destroyed a lodge at a Jewish summer camp early Monday morning near Deckers should have extinguished the fun for dozens of kids. But a competing summer camp extended its hand of friendship and let the kids finish their camp experience 80 miles away in Elbert. “As camp directors, we give the kids tools to think about their Jewish identity and build their connection to Judaism,” said Rabbi Eliav Bock with Camp Ramah in the […]

  • ATF begins investigating Windsor Mill fire

    WINDSOR, Colo. — It stood for nearly 120 years, battered by a tornado nine years ago, then damaged by fire two nights ago. But Tuesday, there was an infusion of federal investigative help to the small northern Colorado town of Windsor — where Sunday, a large fire devastated an iconic building. The town had been eagerly awaiting the reopening of the mill later this year. That time frame won’t happen now. But town officials say the mill will rise from […]

  • Colorado’s oldest cemetery feels threatened by new RTD rail line

    DENVER — A cemetery older than the state of Colorado is worried a new RTD rail line could disrupt its operations. More than 66,000 people rest in peace at Riverside Cemetery at 5201 Brighton Blvd. in Denver. “It’s the oldest active cemetery in Denver,” said Michael Long, with Riverside Cemetery. “It was founded in 1876, two months before Colorado became a state.” But how people have gotten into the cemetery for the past 141 years could be changing. “It’s the only […]

  • Yellow app has parents worried about kids’ safety

    LONE TREE, Colo. — Parents have one more thing to worry about when it comes to their kids. There’s a new app that turns Snapchat into Tinder for teenagers. It’s called Yellow and a Lone Tree mom found it on her daughter’s cellphone. “I started looking in the folder and found this app called Yellow, which looked really kind of harmless. It’s just this yellow square,” said the mom, who wanted to remain anonymous. But Yellow made her see red. “Basically, […]

  • Classmates raise more than $2,000 for boy injured in hit-and-run crash

    PARKER, Colo. — An 12-year-old boy hit by a driver who took off, leaving him seriously injured in the street last week, continues to recover. And Colton Love has received a slew of support. On Wednesday, classmates held a bake sale at Stonegate Community Center to raise money for his medical costs. “There was a boy that was hit by a car,” says Colton’s friend and classmate Jack. There were cookies, cupcakes and doughnuts. But nothing as sweet as the […]

  • Citizen group rallies to limit housing growth in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The city of Lakewood might go the way of Boulder and Golden when it comes to limiting growth. Residents collected thousands of signatures to force the city council to approve a measure that limits the number of housing units or to put it up to a vote of the people. “This initiative is about managing our growth in Lakewood,” said Cathy Kentner, who heads Lakewood Strategic Growth. The schoolteacher and single mom is the force behind the […]

  • 7 grass fires started in 45 minutes in Longmont

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Police are trying to determine who started seven fires in Longmont on Sunday night. The fires were reported between 7:05 p.m. and 7:48 p.m. along the St. Vrain Greenway between the vicinity of Hover Street and Main Street, the Longmont Police Department said. The fires are being investigated as arsons. “It seemed pretty obvious the fires were moving eastbound,” Longmont Fire spokeswoman Molly Cropp said. “Any time you get seven fires within an hour, it’s going to make […]

  • KOA radio host arrested for domestic violence

    DENVER — A Denver radio host was arrested for domestic violence on Sunday, the Denver Police Department said. KOA news radio host Steffan Tubbs has been a regular fixture on the station’s morning news show for nearly 12 years. Tubbs was arrested by Denver police at 9:50 a.m. Sunday morning at Platform At Union Station apartments at 1650 Wewatta St. in downtown Denver. He has been charged with domestic violence, disturbance via phone. The 48-year-old has made a career in Denver radio, sharing […]