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 State Jobs Site Gets Revamp, Promises Easier Time Finding WorkThe site lets you set up notifications, store applications templates, monitor the status of a submitted application.
- California Board Of Equalization Under InvestigationCBS13 has confronted one of the board members who says he's fully cooperating with the investigation.
- California Plans $20 Million Grant For Planned Parenthood Amid Fears of CutsCalifornia's treasurer announced Monday newly approved plans to allocate a hefty multimillion-dollar state grant to hundreds of Planned Parenthood facilities and community clinics across the state.
- California Considers Moving Up Presidential Primary To MarchDemocrats moving the state's presidential primaries up three months will make the state as influential as Iowa and New Hampshire when it comes to picking our next president, but Republicans aren’t buying it.
- California Bill Would Let Retired Peace Officers Keep Carrying Assault RiflesA California bill labeled as "urgent" seeks to keep retired reserve officers armed with assault rifles, despite the proposition that banned their use.
- California Lawmakers Push For Free Menstrual Products In Low-Income SchoolsA group of California women is banding together to make sure 1.5 million teen girls attending the state's low-income schools, don't run into the same dilemma.
- Midtown Restaurants Consider Self-Imposed Tax For ImprovementsAzul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar is one of about 20 midtown restaurants, banding together to form a brand.
- Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming To CaliforniaIn 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population.
- Bill Offering Immigrants Protection Facing Little Opposition In CaliforniaDouglas Lehrman has nearly four decades as an immigration attorney. But he says never before has he had more clients "living underground."
- California Bill Would Bar Hate Crime Offenders From Owning GunsIt doesn't matter where the shooting happens, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), says the motive is often the same: hate.
- Bill Would Require Students Learn Warning Signs Of Human TraffickingThe proposed law just passed the California Assembly with bipartisan support, but not all parents are on board.
- School Wouldn’t Start Until At Least 8:30 A.M. Under California BillThe California Senate passed a bill that would delay public middle and high schools to start times. The bill is aimed at getting teens to sleep more and perform better.
- Can California Go 100 Percent Green By 2045?A measure passed the California senate that would require all power to come from alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric.
- Sacramento Convention Center Next Priority For City TourismIt may not be as massive as of the Golden 1 Center, but officials say an upgrade to the outdated convention building is key to getting the city noticed.
- Bike Share Program Expanding From 50 To 1,000 Bikes In SeptemberA city-wide bike share program that kicked off in Sacramento two weeks ago is now taking off. The new program promises to give commuters another cheap option to get around town.
- Why Does Folsom’s Water Smell Funny?The City of Folsom receives top marks from the EPA for water quality. A city spokeswoman says the city water is chlorinated but maintains the water meets all state and federal drinking standards.
- Doctors Leading Push For Regulating Professional Salon ProductsBeauty products we get from the store usually tell us what's in it. But most professional products at salons are still unlabeled and unregulated.
- Justice Department Memo Narrows Focus Of Sanctuary City BanThe Trump administration is pulling back from its threat after a federal judge's ruling that it's unconstitutional to force local jurisdictions to enforce immigration law by withholding funds.
- California Bill Would Bar Landlords From Using Immigration Status Against TenantsAcross the state, tenants claim their landlords are threatening them with a call to immigration authorities if they don't agree to be evicted quietly.
- Study: California Newborns Addicted To Opioid Painkillers More Than DoublesNewborn babies are the latest and most innocent victims of the nation's opioid crisis.