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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

drought water

Women Respond To Ice Bucket Challenge By Raising Money For California Town With Dry Wells

After being nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, employees at Angeion Consulting decided that instead of dumping water on their heads, they’d donate to help a town running dangerously low on water.

21 hours ago

bag ban

Sacramento Shoppers Taking Wait And See Approach With Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

The statewide ban would take effect next year as environmental lobbyists beat out opponents who warned the bag ban could cost jobs. A similar law has been in place in Davis since July, and most shoppers in the city don’t seem to mind.

08/30/2014

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CalVet Pulls Funding For Student Veterans Attending Corinthian Colleges

CalVet withdrew approval at all California campuses mid-quarter. This is the latest hit to for-profit colleges, and it’s left some military veterans scrambling.

08/29/2014

Elk Grove

Elk Grove Hopes Land Buy Enough To Sway MLS Officials To Give Them Pro Soccer Team

Elk Grove is hoping to score a professional soccer team after the city bought a huge plot of land, but it’s facing stiff competition from Sacramento.

08/28/2014

BBQ

Fires Prompt Push For New BBQ Restrictions In Sacramento County

The American River Parkway is seeing an uptick in fires this year, and now Sacramento County leaders are cracking down on fire pits.

08/23/2014

elk grove water park

Elk Grove Aquatic Complex Approved By Planning Commission Without Water Park

It’s nothing but a dry piece of land along Big Horn Boulevard and Civic Center Drive in Elk Grove, but it could be get a nice soak of water after the Elk Grove Planning Commission approved part of a plan to build the complex.

08/21/2014

selling buses

Stockton School District Possibly Selling $2 Million In Unused School Buses

The district spent $2 million on 31 new special education buses that have since sat idle. The district believed if they stopped contracting out the job, it could save nearly $700,000 a year. But now they’re questioning that decision.

08/18/2014

bed bugs

Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Temporarily Shutters Lodi Movie Theater

Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas posted signs on door their doors Sunday, saying they are closed for the day as they do a thorough inspection.

08/17/2014

new shark species

Sacramento Researcher On Shark Week After Discovering Eight New Species Of Sharks

San Jose State researcher Paul Clerkin spent two months on a commercial fishing vessel in the southern part of the Indian Ocean. It’s an environment where researchers don’t spend a lot of time.

08/13/2014

beauty queen busted

Beauty Queen Accused Of Workers Comp Fraud When Video Shows Her On Runway After Injury

Shawna Palmer told doctors her fractured toe kept her from working, or even wearing shoes as a grocery store clerk. But a YouTube video shows it didn’t keep her from competing in high heels.

08/12/2014

speedway crash

Young Driver’s Condition Upgraded After Weekend Crash At Roseville’s All-American Speedway

Lisa Young was upgraded from critical to serious condition on Monday after the Saturday crash at a track that’s been part of her life for years.

08/11/2014

raceway

Family Hoping For Speedy Recovery After Racer Crashes Speedway

A local race car driver is in critical condition after crashing her car at the All American Speedway Saturday.

08/10/2014

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