Anjali Hemphill joined CBS13 in June 2012 and she’s happy to make the transition from east coast to west coast living.
Before coming to Sacramento, Anjali worked as a reporter at WTKR in Norfolk, VA. There she covered everything from fatal hurricanes to Naval deployments to pirates on trial. She also won a 2011 Virginia Associated Press Award for Individual Reporting. She got her start in news as a radio news reporter for WPTF in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Anjali graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She spent most of her life growing up in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., but she also lived in Africa as a child. She spent 4 years in Niger and one year in Rwanda; until her family was forced to leave during the 1994 civil war.
Anjali has a unique name because her mother is from India and her father is American. She is involved with the Indian-American community as well as Special Olympics and Best Buddies.
When Anjali’s not working she enjoys traveling, playing softball, running, crafting, singing and playing the clarinet.
Anjali’s recent stories
- FEMA Providing Modular Homes For Butte, Valley Fire VictimsFEMA officials are bringing in temporary homes for people who lost their homes in the Valley and Butte fires, which left thousands homeless.
- Benicia Teen Shot, Set Fire To Family Cabin, Says El Dorado County SheriffThe criminal complaint alleges Nolen Buchanan, 16, used a .22-caliber rifle to kill his family at their log cabin before burning it to the ground.
- Missing Money May Silence A Dozen Northern California Community BandsThe nonprofit Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association is the largest group of its kind in the country with more than 600 local band members, who are now left scrambling to find funds to cover the missing money.
- ‘Mother Goose’ Working To Save Vacaville Birds From California DroughtOne by one, more than 100 geese greet Marcy Gamba every day for some dinner and an evening dip at Lagoon Valley Park.
- Erik Roner, Extreme Sports Star, Dies In Lake Tahoe Skydiving AccidentErik Roner was known around the world as an extreme sports athlete, and a big name in the Lake Tahoe community where he perfected his sport.
- Sacramento State Ready To Play Underdog Spoiler In Prestigious Solar Power CompetitionThe Reflect Home is in pieces, getting ready to be loaded onto trucks on Friday morning before heading south to be reassembled.
- Three Bodies Found Inside El Dorado County Cabin Of Missing Benicia FamilyThree sets of remains were found in the family cabin of Adam Buchanan, his wife Molly and their son Gavin. They haven’t been seen since Sept. 11
- Davis Artist Threatened With Fines, Jail Time Over WhymCycle Display On Front YardThey have been called eccentric, unique and colorful works of art, but some consider them more of a neighborhood nuisance.
- ‘Musty’ Taste In Sacramento Water Raises ConcernsSome Sacramento residents are complaining about an earthy, musty taste in the water coming out of their taps. It's noticeable enough that the city says they've received calls from concerned customers.
- Raccoon Disease Has 3-Year-Old Boy In Fight Of His LifeThe 3-year-old contracted the potentially deadly disease raccoon roundworm just by playing in the dirt.
- Murdered Stockton Developer Remembered As A Driving Force In Improving DowntownPeople who knew and respected Tim Egkan’s work as a driving force in the revitalization of Downtown Stockton.
- Students Rally For Trees Around Grass Valley School’s TrackThe school district has spent a lot of money to figure out how to solve the problem, which could involve bringing the trees down.
- Butte Fire Empties Sierra Towns, Leaving Door Open For LootersMost of the stores and restaurants in the historic town are closed until the smoke finally clears.
- Bystander With Cellphone Shot By Deputies During Rancho Cordova StandoffDeputies responded to Negrara Way on a report that Sanchez’s next-door neighbor, Ben Ledford, was firing up to 100 machine gun rounds at a home across the street, killing a dog inside the house.
- Sacramento Gearing Up For Parade Honoring Hometown Heroes Who Stopped AttackSacramento is getting ready to honor three men who helped stop a suspected terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train last month.
- Developer Turns To Crowdfunding For Midtown Sacramento Apartment ProjectA nine-story mixed-use project called I15 is slated to be on what’s now a dilapidated corner at 15th and I streets.
- Championship-Winning Blind Archer, Husband Taking Teamwork To The Next LevelShe has a gold medal in the sport of archery, but she doesn't use her sight to hit the bullseye. She uses her sense of touch.
- Hundreds Of Hypodermic Needles Appearing In Galt GarbageThey've got a medical waste mess in Galt. In just one month, more than 900 hypodermic needles were dumped off at a recycling plant there. The only problem is that recycling plant is not equipped to handle the medical waste.
- California Midwives Say They’re Being Unfairly Targeted In Nursing Board ComplaintsCertified nurse midwife Ruth Cummings is facing tough accusations from state regulators.
- Drought Has Yolo County Batnado Peaking Early As Bats Search For WaterThe mass flight of bats called a batnado can only be seen during the summer months, but experts say bat season came early this year.