Anjali Hemphill joined CBS 13 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
- 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.
- Local Company Looking For Ways To Put Spirit Of Sacramento In A BoxJustin Wandro is the founder of The Sacramento Box, a gift box that’s full of Sacramento style.
- White Van With ‘Free Candy’ Painted In Red Makes Natomas Parents NervousIt’s something you would see on Halloween, and it had nervous parents hoping it was just a trick and not really offering treats to children.
- Mandatory Vaccine Opponents Plan Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op Boycott Over Senator’s InvitationThe new location for Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op hasn’t been built yet, but it’s in the middle of a continuing fight over mandatory childhood vaccines in California.
- Napa Valley Wine Train CEO: Kicking Off Women Was ‘100 Percent Customer Service Fail’The removal of the group of predominantly black women from the train sparked a firestorm on social media.
- Search For Missing Sacramento Hiker, 62, Hampered By Smoke From California WildfireMiyuki Harwood, 62, was hiking with a group from Sacramento in the Sierra National Forest on Thursday, when she got separated and hasn’t been seen since.
- Stockton Police: Officer, K-9 Followed Procedure In Violent Arrest VideoThe minute-long video shows a Stockton K-9’s jaws locked on a suspect’s arm as he is yelling for help.
- Tip Line Lets California Residents Report Irresponsible Drone PilotsAfter more than a dozen instances of firefighting operations being slowed by drones in the air, California is giving the public a chance to report irresponsible drone users.
- Investigators: Doctor Accused Of Sacramento Rape May Have More VictimsDr. Logan Ford is smiling in his mugshot, but he faces felony charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation by a physician.
- Large Crowd Packs Modesto Courtroom As Attorney, CHP Officers Face Murder ChargesDozens of frustrated family members, attorneys and members of the media were forced to stand in the hallway outside of a Stanislaus County courtroom after a high-profile face quickly filled it to capacity.
- New Sacramento Center Treats Head Lice With HeatHead lice statistics continue to rise every year, which inspired two dads to start the only facility in Sacramento that removes lice using heated air.
- 9 Arrested In Murder Plot, Including Attorney And 3 California Highway Patrol OfficersInvestigators say Kauffman was killed after he was caught stealing scrap metal from Carson’s property in 2012.
- Despite Improving Economy, Sacramento Food Banks Seeing Spike In DemandIt’s a demand that can be difficult to keep up with, even with an improving economy and shrinking unemployment.
- California Drought Has Sacramento Tree Leaves Dropping Like It’s Fall In AugustThe colors and conditions usually don’t show up until October when the weather gets cooler. A tupelo tree with bright red leaves last week in Rancho Cordova is bare now.
- Neighbors, Firefighters Turn Back Fast-Moving Garden Highway FireFirefighters were in mop-up mode well into the night as crews work to strengthen containment lines and chop down tall trees that burned earlier in the day.
- Davis Farm Lets People Rent Chickens For Their BackyardsLinda Easton says for about $75 a month, you can rent the hens along with all the feed and supplies you’ll need, as well as a handbuilt coop on wheels.
- Wildlife Officials Puzzled Why Deer Are Dropping Dead Around Lodi LakeFour carcasses have been found in just the last two months in a mystery for wildlife officials. The dead deer have been found in the same general area along a walking trail near Lodi Lake.
- Contract Dispute Has Modesto School District Planning School Year One Month At A TimeIt’s less than a week away from the first day of school, and so far the district only has a schedule set through the first month of August.
- Fee Dispute Could End 911 Service For 500 Square Miles Of Tahoe National ForestIt’s almost taken for granted that a 911 call will send help on its way, but that critical service could end soon if a decision isn’t made.