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.
Recent stories by Lemor Abrams
- Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation At Kennedy High SchoolStudents say they were already on guard. It’s the second bomb threat here this week.
- College Students Fight For Funding To Avoid Tuition SpikesAt a time when the state has a $7 billion budget surplus, both CSUs and UCs say they're being underfunded.
- California High School Teacher On Leave After Questioning School Shooting WalkoutThe teacher says all she did was open up a debate about the politics of the protest in her classroom.
- How Will Social Media Influence The 2018 Elections?Online activism may also be motivating candidates to spend more money and energy on digital ads and engagement.
- Sacramento Considers Fines Over Recycling ContaminationThe materials are all prohibited in countries, like China that buy California’s recyclables—about 15 million tons of it each year.
- California Aims To Secure Election SystemsCalifornia Secretary of State Alex Padilla says he’s not waiting around, saying the threat of a foreign cyberattack is real unless we act now.
- Kids Ninja Warrior Closes Abruptly, Parents Left Scrambling For Party PlansThe business is now boarded up, but parents had no idea when they showed up over the weekend- with birthday balloons and kids ready to celebrate.
- Massive Tree Crashes Into Sacramento HomeRiki Newell was in there with her kids. Thankfully, she says they managed to escape in time.
- Storm Brings Relentless Rain, Fierce Winds To SacramentoTree trimmers were called out to cut down palm tree branches flying directly into the path of high-voltage power lines.
- California Fire Chiefs Want To Begin Firefight Before Blazes StartThey are requesting $100 million to fix the response system, allowing dispatchers to "pre-deploy" resources in high risk, red flag conditions.
- ICE Raids Targeting Sanctuary State Of CaliforniaAdvocates tracking the arrests say Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have detained at least 15 people, from Sacramento to the Bay Area, accused of being in violation of immigration laws.
- Could Former State Senator Tony Mendoza Get Elected Again?The resignation of ex-senator Tony Mendoza hasn’t disqualified him from another run for office. Despite troubling allegations of sexual harassment Mendoza has filed paperwork for another Senate run.
- State Senator Who Resigned Files Papers To Run For OfficeIt’s the latest twist to a sexual harassment scandal rocking the legislature since October.
- Water Restrictions Looming Once Again As Dry Winter ContinuesThe familiar rules may become reality in the state as water officials once again grapple with signs of a new drought. So with such a dry winter, what's in our future?
- Former Employee Of Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Says She Retaliated After He Refused To Play Spin The BottleCalifornia State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a vocal leader of the #metoo movement, faces new allegations of misconduct.
- Assemblyman Calling For Fixes In California Capitol AnnexA piece of cardboard covering a hole in the wall, and paper exit signs, may be the most visible, but perhaps, the least concerning flaws.
- Are Gay Men Being Denied Insurance Because Of Medication?California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says companies may be denying coverage because they take Truvada to protect themselves against HIV.
- California Lawmaker Wants Lifetime Gun Ban For People With Mental IllnessAssemblyman Evan Low has sponsored a bill that says a person with a documented mental illness will be banned from owning a firearm for life.
- Family Shocked By Charges Against Man In Younger Brother’s DeathDetectives say Miguel Uribe beat his 6-year-old brother to death. But some members of his family are blaming the injuries on the child's own issues.
- Environmentalists Rally Against Trump Plan To Open California Waters For Oil DrillingFrom the Pacific coast to the state Capitol, environmentalists protested a plan by the Trump administration to open the California coast to offshore oil drilling.