Lemor Abrams is an Emmy-Award winning news reporter, who has interviewed thousands of people, from key political figures to everyday folks who impact their community. Her very first interview was with a former political prisoner, and her most memorable story tracked the life of a five-year-old boy on his journey to beat a rare form of cancer. Lemor also reported on some major issues facing Californians, like the ongoing drought and water crisis.
Lemor’s story begins in Southern California, where she was born and raised. It’s also where she got her start in TV News, first “behind the scenes” for the CBS/KCAL duopoly in L.A., and on camera at various L.A. cable stations including Santa Monica Television, and Hawthorne City News. Lemor moved on to continue her journalism dream in Reno, NV., at the NBC affiliate KRNV, where she broke her first big story about a county employee embezzling millions of dollars from the county’s water resources department. She also had the opportunity to interview former President Bill Clinton about the country’s infrastructure, when he visited a small town that was flooded after a levee broke.
Lemor soon returned to California, but this time to another avenue of news: online news. Lemor did voice over and field producing work for Yahoo! News, and traveled up and down the West Coast for stories. From there, Lemor pursued a new general assignment reporting gig in Fresno, CA., the central part of the state also known as the world’s most fertile agriculture region. She spent a few years at CBS affiliate KGPE, which later merged with NBC affiliate KSEE, serving as lead reporter covering both station’s evening newscasts.
Lemor is a proud Bruin! She studied political science, communications, and media at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was also a reporter for the University’s television station, Bruin News 29. A school trip to Jerusalem with students from around the world broadened her perspective and appreciation for faith. It also motivated Lemor to sharpen her Hebrew, and she soon became fluent in the language. Upon her return from the Holy Land, Lemor began contributing to her family’s non-profit House of Worship in Woodland Hills, CA. At Beit Avraham, she joins volunteers cook for holidays and provide food and shelter to members of the community in need.
Lemor is also a dancer, yogi, foodie, and traveler. She has traveled all over Europe, and the Middle East, and especially loved floating in the Dead Sea, and hiking the Masada at sunrise.
Lemor is passionate about family, friends, and dogs! For now, she only has one pup named Sammy. He’s a ten-pound malti-poo rescued from a Santa Monica shelter.
Lemor is thrilled to be in Northern California, and looks forward to experiencing everything the Capitol City has to offer, including a vibrant Downtown scene, and an expanding farm-to-fork movement.
Lemor’s recent stories
- California Bill Would Extend Taking DNA Samples To Some Misdemeanor SuspectsAssemblyman Jim Cooper says he has a common sense solution. The former Sacramento County Sheriffs deputy says his proposed law, would allow cops to collect DNA for crimes downgraded to misdemeanors.
- Who Will Face Charges In June Capitol Brawl?Criminal attorney Michael Wise says the charges will depend on who may have been acting in self-defense, which is difficult to prove.
- Women Rally At California Capitol On International Women’s DayWe found her in a sea of red, waving her sign, and clapping for the empowered women around her at the state Capitol, where she's been so many times before. After all, Dale Stark started this fight, back in the 1960s.
- Sacramento Sheriff Decries California Sanctuary State LegislationThe aim is to prohibit local law enforcement from helping federal agencies with deportation, but Sacramento County Sheriff has vowed to reject Senate Bill 54 in the name of public safety.
- Receding Water Revealing Big Mess Along American River ParkwayIt's not only piles of debris along the river. It's garbage from homeless camps now washing along the shore, revealing some trashy trails.
- Sacramento Jewish Community On Guard As Acts Of Antisemitism IntensifyMenorahs are still standing tall, Jewish prayers are going on in full public view, but at synagogues and Jewish centers in Sacramento, congregations are on alert and urgently banding together, to protect each other, as anti-Jewish hate crimes intensify nationwide.
- California Bill Proposes ‘Drugged Driving’ Testing For Pot, OpioidsAssemblyman Tom Lackey wants the CHP to form a task force charged with identifying the best technology to test drivers under the influence of pot or other prescription drugs, including opiates.
- Suspect Charged In Pursuit That Led To CHP Officer’s DeathInvestigators say Lucas Chellew was chasing Alberto Quiroz on Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard before the officer fatally crashed his motorcycle.
- How Severe Are Charges Against Suspect Pursued By CHP Officer Who Died In Crash?Alberto Quiroz faces a felony charge of evading an officer, leading to Lucas Chellew's death. The crime is punishable by up to seven years in jail.
- CHP Honors Fallen Motorcycle Officer As Questions Surround Deadly PursuitVictor Tovar stood in front of the makeshift memorial set up for his former colleague and friend, Officer Lucas Chellew, and just shook his head.
- Mexican Citizens Turn To Consulate For Help Amid Trump Immigration ChangesThey fear President Donald Trump's proposed crack down on undocumented immigrants and its fallout.
- Attorneys Advise Immigrants To Know The Rules Before ICE Agents Come KnockingNew guidelines put 11 million people at risk for deportation and mean some could be kicked out of the country without a court hearing.
- Caltrans Preparing For Mudslides Along Highway 50 As Storms Move InCaltrans engineers are still hard at work along Highway 50, clearing out debris and patching up precarious hillsides, after too many have wreaked havoc on locals.
- Oroville Dam Contractors Have Big Job Ahead Of ThemFrom helicopters to bobcats to boulders, workers are operating heavy-duty machinery. But it's that mental strength that gets them through the day.
- As Oroville Dam Evacuations Ease, Residents Return With Wary FeelingHelicopters are moving every one and a half minutes, aggressively dropping boulders on the sinkhole. They hope to finish the operation before the dreaded storms hit the region.
- Repair Crews Dump Boulders In Attempted Fix For Oroville Dam SpillwayRepair crews spent all day Monday trucking in the massive boulders, using bobcats to lift them and fill bags, line them up, and prepare for the drops.
- Rain Brings Flooding Toward Sacramento County HomesBut down the street from her home, the Cosumnes River is near flood stage and forcing road closures. Behind the concrete wall on Franklin Boulevard, you can't see the bottom of the road. And Snodgrass Slough is so full, it's a foot away from overtopping Lambert Road.
- California Lawmakers Propose Help For RefugeesAs Donald Trump fights to shut the door on refugees entering the United States, Democratic lawmakers from California are pushing new laws to open doors for the refugees already here.
- Skyrocketing PG&E Heating Bills Leaving Customers Stuck In The ColdA PG&E spokeswoman tells CBS13, gas and electricity rates increased by 21 percent last year, and we're feeling it now because of wetter, colder weather.
- No Federal Funds? Trump’s Threat To UC Berkeley Sparks Heated Debate On Free SpeechCalifornia's Democrats and Republicans are in a heated debate over how to respond to the violent protest that forced the cancellation of a speech by Brietbart news editor Milo Yiannopoulos, then prompted President Trump to question future federal funding for the school.