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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sniffing out pests

Dozer The Detector Dog Helps Keep Mail Pests Away From Yolo County Agriculture

Over the last year, dog teams at the facility found more than 170 infested parcels of mail. That’s more than all California post offices combined.


three remembered

Hundreds Mourn Arbuckle Mother, 2 Daughters Killed In Wrong-Way Crash

Alyssa and Brenda Santiago and their mother, Sofia Ramirez, were killed on Saturday night on Interstate 505. The California Highway Patrol says a driver going the wrong way slammed into their car head-on. Officers believe the driver was going at least 85 mph.


blue moon

Lawsuit: Blue Moon Isn’t Craft Beer

A San Diego man has filed a lawsuit against Miller-Coors saying it is misleading its customers into thinking Blue Moon Beer is a craft beer. The lawsuit alleges Miller-Coors has gone to great lengths to disassociate Blue Moon Beer from the company name.


survival nepal

Nepal Earthquake Survivors Return To Sacramento Days After Devastating Temblor

Mike Roten was the project manager of the group of volunteers from Intel who had planned to spend one of their last days of their trip sightseeing in a small nearby town to Kathmandu. Look at this video of a crumbled temple—they were there.


nepal quake

Nepalese Expats Look For News, Ways To Help Following Earthquake

Families in Sacramento with relatives in Nepal are closely watching the coverage coming out of the area.


fire risk falling

Fewer Homes At Risk Of California Wildfires, But Cost To Rebuild Is On The Rise

A new report shows the potential economic loss from wildfires in California is on the rise, but at the same time, the number of high risk homes is down.


sign controversy

Grass Valley Market Sign Covering Mural Creates Controversy

It’s hard to miss the vibrant blues, yellows and reds in a mural painted on the side of the Golden Empire Market in Grass Valley. But now, part of it is covered by a large white plastic sign.


backyard hops

Backyard Brewing: Sacramento Beer Company Asking Customers To Help Create Custom Brew

They call it the HIMBY Project, taking farm-to-fork to another level, where community members get to grow the ingredients that go straight into their local beer.


teen killed crash

Friends, Teammates Mourn El Camino High Teen Killed In Capital City Freeway Crash

Haylie Jordan, 15, died on Sunday when a pickup truck rear ended the car she was riding in, pushing the car into a big rig. Her parents were also injured, but survived.



Running Team Helps Grass Valley Man Stay On Track As He Battles Alzheimer’s

He was so good in college almost 50 years ago that he was eventually inducted into the hall of fame at Chico State for track and field. Since then, he’s had a long and decorated running career.


drought meeting

California Governor Meets With Business Leaders Ahead Of Water Control Board Cuts

Business leaders are concerned the emergency water cuts meant to have the state meet Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction could hurt their bottom line.


levee widening

Widening Levees Could Help Replenish California’s Groundwater Supply

Believe it or not, flood control could be a solution to help ease California’s drought. Scientists at UC Davis say widening some levees, or removing them all together, could recharge the state’s groundwater.