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Mojgan Sherkat

Mojgan Sherkat joined the CBS13 news team in May of 2014. Originally from southern California, she’s excited to be back in The Golden State after spending two years in the Midwest.

Before coming to Sacramento, Mojgan was working at WTOL-TV in Toledo, Ohio where she extensively covered the murder of an 18-month-old girl, and two Toledo firefighters who were killed by arson.

Mojgan Sherkat (Credit: CBS13)

Mojgan Sherkat (Credit: CBS13)

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Twitter: @MojganCBS13

Mojgan also spent a year in Syracuse, NY where she received her Master’s of Science from The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. And prior to that, she earned a B.A. in Communication Studies at the University of California, Riverside where she spent a semester abroad in Siena, Italy. Mojgan also published an article with The Huffington Post about the depiction of Persian culture in “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time”. Her interests include traveling, being outdoors, working out, cooking and baking, reading, watching films, and spending time with family and friends.

Getting Answers with Mojgan Sherkat

1) How long have you lived in Northern California? Just celebrated one month!
2) Where are you from originally? Downey, CA
3) Do you have any siblings? An older brother
4) Do you have any pets? No
5) iPhone or Android? Android
6) What’s your favorite app? Instagram
7) What’s your favorite thing about working in news? Meeting new people everyday!
8) What’s your favorite book? Ever? This is a tough one, but I’d say The Alchemist.
9) What’s your favorite movie? Another difficult question, I love to laugh, so any good comedy.
10) What’s your favorite TV show? Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, Seinfield
11) Who is your favorite band? There are too many…a few are Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Florence and the Machine.
12) What’s your favorite concert you’ve ever been to? Little Big Town
13) What’s the one thing about you that would surprise us? I’ve traveled to Iran, most of my family is still there.
14) What’s your favorite past time? Cooking, baking and working out
15) If you could drive any car what would it be? Range Rover
16) Who’s the person you most admire? My parents – they are the most selfless people I know!
17) What’s your favorite quote? “
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou
18) What’s the one place you’d like to visit that you’ve never been to before? Thailand
19) What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited? I can narrow it down to a few, but I can’t choose just one. Paris, Florence, and Berlin.
20) Who’s your favorite actor/actress? Joseph Gordon-Levitt
21) What do you do for exercise? Kickbox, yoga, barre fit
22) What’s your favorite area restaurant? I haven’t gone too many yet, but for now I’d say One Speed, Zocalo, and The Press Box
23) What food could you not live without? Any dessert – I LOVE sweets!
24) What’s your favorite Northern California attraction? Yosemite
25) At what age did you decide you were interested in news? Late college

homicide

Elk Grove Neighbors Shocked By Suspected Murder Of 75-Year-Old Man Near Trail

The Elk Grove man was found dead near a walking trail near Whitelock parkway and Bellaterra Drive.

2 hours ago

remembering misty

Stockton Remembers Woman Killed In Bank Heist

People from all over the area met at the Waterfront Hotel in Stockton – a city the mayor says is in mourning and pain.

07/19/2014

suspects car found

Fourth Bank Robbery Suspect’s Vehicle Found Shortly After Stockton Police Release Video

The robbery at the Stockton Bank of the West led to a nearly hour-long pursuit and shootout where suspects are believed to have used a hostage as a human shield.

07/18/2014

remembering wife and mom

Woman Killed In Stockton Bank Robbery Remembered As Loving, Caring Wife And Mother

She made a stop at a Stockton Bank of the West on Wednesday, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car. Moments later, the madness unfolded. Her own daughter watched as her Misty was taken hostage and driven away.

07/18/2014

goose

Lodi Considering Turning Dogs On 140 Canada Geese Making Mess At Park

They’ve even put up a fence to keep the geese from coming onto the beach, but they are also looking into long term solutions, like hiring a herding dog or even having volunteers bring their dogs out.

07/14/2014

deputy in trouble

Once-Honored Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested On Teen Sex Charges

Ken Skogen isn’t used to being on the other side of the law. The deputy was arrested by his own team, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old sheriff’s department volunteer.

07/11/2014

katrina porter family

Woman Desperately Searching For Kidney Donor

Katrina Porter has been battling renal failure for half of her life and the fight is getting harder. She was just referred to the UC Davis Medical Center after her diabetes and kidney disease took a turn for the worse.

07/10/2014

Cal Expo

Cal Expo Fire Evacuation Called Into Question After Main Gate Closed During July 4 Fire

Cal Expo officials say they did what needed to be done on Friday to make sure everyone could exit safely. But many parkgoers say they would have like things to be handled differently.

07/07/2014

monticello fire

Monticello Fire Evacuations Lifted, But Challenges Still Ahead For Firefighters

Fire crews were able to make some progress Sunday despite the challenges they faced. Temperatures reached the triple digits and the wind continued to blow embers.

07/06/2014

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Monticello Fire Jumps In Size, But Some Residents Staying Put

Thick smoke is spread across the sky. The fire lines on the ground are growing, but fierce flames are reaching high enough to touch tree-limbs.

07/05/2014

costly celebration

Inflation Means Fourth Of July Barbecue Will Cost More With Meat Prices On The Rise

It’s a Fourth of July staple—slapping some meat on the grill. But numbers show your barbecue will cost more this year than in years past.

07/03/2014

social media crimes

Law Enforcement Using Social Media To Solve Crimes, Reach Out To Community

Through Facebook, Twitter and even their own app, the Sacramento Police Department is taking the fight on crime online, even including a new position for the department.

06/30/2014

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