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.

Anjali would love to hear story ideas from you! Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, or send her an email at

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Drought-Stricken California Residents Scramble For Rain Barrels To Save Tuesday’s Storm

Clyde Froehlich says the rain doesn’t put a damper on his online business, Blue Barrel Systems, where he sells do-it-yourself rain barrel kits. He says sales have shot up since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25 percent cut in usage.


natomas water restriction

Natomas Ready To Start Building As Drought Worries Hang Over Growth

While the drought is prompting some cities to require tougher water restrictions for construction on new homes, that’s not the case in Natomas. More than 1,000 new homes can be built in Natomas, an area that hasn’t seen any growth in years.


cesar chavez

Supervisor Fights To Get Sacramento County To Recognized Cesar Chavez Day

For more than a decade, Sacramento city and California state employees have commemorated the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez with a recognized day off, but Sacramento County employees still have to go to work.



3-D Printer Helps Blind UC Davis Graduate Student Grasp Chemistry

That’s because Hoby Wedler was born blind. But that’s not stopping him from wanting to guide future college students through some of the most difficult scientific courses.


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After Multiple Sightings, Tracy Bear Finally Captured In Front Of Large Crowd

It’s not every day you see a large sleeping bear fall from a tree in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Hundreds of people showed up for the unusual sight and cheered as fish and wildlife crews made the tricky catch with a tarp.



Rancho Cordova Briefcase Theft Could Spell The End Of Historic Airplane

The owner of a classic car repair shop says the smash-and-grab crime only took a couple of minutes, but the burglars stole something he’s been working on for years.


natomas buliding

Natomas Residents Hope End Of Building Moratorium Will Spark Responsible Planning

Concerns over flooding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina were felt thousands of miles away in Natomas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency raised standards for levees after the 2005 hurricane. This put previously OK levees classified as substandard, which halted construction in Natomas in 2008.



Sacramento Church Shaken By Kidnapping Attempt

Churchgoers and witnesses are still shaken over what happened especially after finding out the suspect lives nearby and also attends church here.


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Christian Fraternity Loses Recognition At CSU Stanislaus Over Leadership Rules

CSUS Associate Vice President Tim Lynch says the group’s constitution does not follow a CSU system wide executive order by prohibiting non-Christians from seeking a leadership role within the organization.



Auburn Teacher Inspires Students To Win More Science Fair Awards Than Any School In Region

You wouldn’t expect to hear about circadian rhythms, or bioluminescent behavior from middles schoolers, but these 12- and 13-year-olds from EV Cain Middle School are proud of their scientific knowledge.


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Iconic Nut Tree Sign Comes Down After More Than Seven Decades Along Freeway

It’s been a familiar sight to drivers along Interstate 80 for more than seven decades. But now the sign that stood three panels tall has been torn down.


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Rio Linda Carjacking Suspect Found Dead In Natomas Home After Long Standoff

The officer-involved shooting happened in the area of Dry Creek and Elk Horn boulevards.