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Anjali Hemphill

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, NC.

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Anjali Hemphill

Anjali Hemphill

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.

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After General Mills Posts Drop In Profits, Future Of Lodi Cereal Plant Looks Bleak

The company posted a 25 percent loss on Wednesday, primarily from weak demand from breakfast cereal and other packaged products.


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Weed Takes Stock After Wind-Driven Boles Fire Destroys Or Damages 150 Homes In Lumber Town

In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.


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King Fire’s Rapid Spread Forces More Than 100 To Evacuate Near Pollock Pines

The fire grew to more than 3,900 acres overnight and is only 10 percent contained as it burns in a canyon on the south fork of the American River, northeast of Pollock Pines.



Pizza Restaurant Owner Falls Victim To Ransomware Attack, Forced To Rebuild From Scratch

It all started with Pete Lostritto opened an email he thought was an job application, but instead froze 90 percent of the shop’s files.


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New California Law Exempts State In-Home Care Workers, But Not Private Ones

Around 400,000 state in-home supportive services caregivers were left out, only giving paid sick leave to private in-home healthcare companies like Craig Cares in Roseville.


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California Drought Hampering Firefighting Efforts As Water Sources Go Dry

The question arose after watching video of a fire handled by the California Office of Emergency Services where the agency said this summers Eiler Fire grew when a Shasta County town ran out of water.



Psychologist: Secretary Of State’s Depression Revelation Could Help Others Come Forward

California Secretary Of State Debra Bowen recently disclosed she’s been battling depression since college, and that the disorder has forced her to stay away from her office for days at a time.


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California Secretary Of State Reveals Battle With Depression

They are images that stand in stark contrast.



Building Moratorium In Natomas Could Be Lifted In Spring

A building ban has been in place since 2008 due to a high flood risk in Natomas. President Obama signed a bill June to build up the levees that protect the city.


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California’s Drought Wipes Out Nearly One Quarter Of State’s $5 Billion Rice Crop

California is the sole source of sushi rice in America and it is one of the largest producers of rice as a whole. About 97 percent of that crop is grown in Sacramento alone. The industry provides about 25,000 jobs.


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Auburn Hair Salon Employees Save Man From Burning Vehicle

Employees say the man parked his car right in front of the salon and then set it on fire. They used a salon chair to bust open the car window and a pair of hair shears to cut him loose.


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Stockton Police Hope Surveillance Video Helps Find Teen’s Killer

The shooting happened at Market and East streets in Stockton. Police don’t believe it was drug- or gang-related, but say the 17-year-old was only blocks from his home when he was shot and killed.