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
- Don’t Worry, Those Aren’t Dead Horses Hanging In An Antelope Yard August 1, 2015 6:10 amWhat appeared to be dead horses hung up from their hind legs in the backyard of a home was actually something much less cruel.
- Sacramento Kings Expected To Name Nancy Lieberman As Assistant Coach July 31, 2015 5:14 amLieberman helped coach the team during its recent Summer League season and is now said to be in talks with the Kings coaching staff, with an announcement possibly coming next week.
- Man Accused Of Setting 430-Acre Fire In Elverta Area That Burned 1 Home July 28, 2015 5:56 amInvestigators say the fire was started in the middle of a large field and quickly spread into two counties and raced toward homes.
- What’s In A Name? Apparently Plenty If You’re Named Linda July 25, 2015 6:35 amWhat's in a name? Dozens of women from around the country named Linda have descended on the local town of Linda for their annual L.I.N.D.A. convention.
- Evacuations Ease As Wragg Fire Burns Away From Populated Areas July 24, 2015 7:13 amCal Fire lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the Golden Bear community on Thursday as the nearly, 7,000-acre fire burned away from homes with calmer winds.
- Girl, 10, Shot Outside Sacramento Home July 22, 2015 1:23 amThe shooting happened at around 2:30 p.m. where witnesses say the suspect was on foot and fired into a crowd. Two bullets hit the girl in the lower body and she went to the hospital with a non life-threatening injury.
- El Dorado Hills Subdivision Slashes Water Use With 20-Year-Old Recycling Plan July 21, 2015 5:41 amThat’s because rather than just one water system, each of the 4,000 homes in the upscale subdivision has two.
- Sacramento Area Sees Significant Drop In June Water Usage During Drought July 16, 2015 5:38 amThe San Juan Water District cut its usage nearly by half at 45 percent, Elk Grove slashed its usage by 40.4 percent, while Sacramento, Folsom and Modesto cut their June usage by more than the State Water Resources Control Board called for.
- Social Media Videos Highlight Cold Cases For El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office July 15, 2015 7:17 amHis office has 60 unsolved murders on file, so they are producing short videos to jog some memories and solve cases on their Facebook page.
- Firefighters Warn Drones Could Hinder Battle Against California Wildfires July 11, 2015 5:27 amCal Fire says drones are becoming an increasing problem, interrupting wildfire fighting efforts in California four times in the last week.
- Ken Stabler, 69, Remembered For Leadership Skills, Guiding Raiders To Super Bowl Win July 10, 2015 6:03 amHis family says Stabler was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in February and opted to live out his remaining time quietly.
- Improving Economy May Force Elk Grove Teen Center To Close Its Doors July 9, 2015 6:37 amNearly 400 teens hang out at the teen center before and after school, but because a new survey shows a majority of them are no longer living in poverty, the building may soon close.
- Family Thanks Good Samaritan Who Chased Elderly-Attack Suspects July 8, 2015 6:47 amInvestigators say William Dexter, 18, and a 16-year-old girl asked the grandmother for a ride home and lured her to a neighborhood before trying to steal her car and purse.
- Manteca Police Searching For Suspect In Teen’s Shooting July 7, 2015 6:11 amThe 15-year-old was shot and killed in the early morning hours on Saturday. Investigators say the shooting happened around 4 a.m. while the teen was visiting friends at a home off of West Yosemite Avenue.
- Good Samaritan In Socks Chases Down Teens Who Allegedly Beat Elderly Woman July 4, 2015 6:06 amIn only his socks, Cody followed the teens for five miles through several neighborhoods, down busy roads and over fences trying to convince them to come back to the scene.
- After Meeting Drought Goal, Folsom Turns Water Back On At Splash Parks July 3, 2015 6:18 amFolsom Mayor Andy Morin says the water is back by popular demand, and because the city exceeded its 32 percent state water conservation target, thanks to a lot of help from mindful residents.
- Months After Breaking Leg, Finding Tumor, Rocklin High QB Gets Call From Boise State July 2, 2015 7:27 amIt was a routine tackle in a game that put quarterback Max O’Rourke’s senior season in doubt. It was an X-ray of his broken leg that put his future in jeopardy.
- Yuba City Crop Duster Suspended After Multiple Pesticide Law Violations July 1, 2015 7:15 amThe California Department of Pesticide Regulation says there were so many violations against Mark Minkema that it suspended the pest control pilot’s license.
- Placerville Businesses Propose Welcome Sign Advertising Events June 30, 2015 5:15 amIt’s considered the gateway to the Sierra—a small city, rich in history nestled along Highway 50 on the way to Lake Tahoe—but many people drive right past it.
- Cal Fire: Drones Ground Planes, Complicating California Wildfire Fighting Efforts June 26, 2015 6:12 am“Whether it’s damage to the aircraft, whether it's injuries to our pilots, to our firefighters, or worse case, a mid-air collision,” said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. “These are not risks we are willing to take.”