Jasmine Kripalani

Jasmine Kripalani is a court producer for CBS4.

Prior to joining CBS4, she worked as a reporter for The Miami Herald covering local politics, crime and occasional features for print and online.

She was part of The Miami Herald’s Pulitzer Prize-winning team for its breaking news coverage of Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez who was seized by federal agents and returned to his father in April, 1999.

Jasmine is familiar with the only-in-South-Florida story lines that make this community such a news-rich environment. One such story Jasmine uncovered featured a greens keeper, who worked for an exclusive golf club in Weston, and, who, it was later discovered, had been robbing banks in Scottsdale, Ariz. on his days off.

Jasmine worked as an intern for various newspapers including the Commercial (Memphis) Appeal, Contra Costa Times in California’s Bay Area, St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post. She spent a year studying French at the Sorbonne in Paris where she covered Yasser Arafat’s death and other international stories on a freelance basis.

She joined CBS4 News in August of 2008, and has moved around the newsroom from night editor on the news assignment desk to producer for the CBS4 I-Team and now as weekend web producer.

When she’s not working, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, singing karaoke and learning new languages. She’s fluent in Spanish and French.

Deandre Charles, 15, is facing murder charges in the death of a South Florida Rabbi. (Source: CBS4)

Bond In Question For Teen Accused In Rabbi Death

The teen accused of shooting and killing a rabbi made an appearance in court today to determine if a judge will release him on bond while he awaits trial.


Doug Burris prepares to retire with a final performance Saturday night (April 28th) at Miami Beach Senior High.  (CBS4)

Legendary “School Of Rock” Teacher Dies After Battle With MS

Clark “Doug” Burris, whose legacy as the teacher who launched the first official “School of Rock” and inspired many of his students to pursue professional musical careers, died Thursday at his Miami home following complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 73.


Derek Medina appears in court for pre-trial hearing on Nov. 2, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Judge Decides Evidence Jurors Will Hear In Facebook Murder Trial

A Miami-Dade judge spent most of the day Monday deciding what evidence jurors will be allowed to see and hear in the first-degree murder trial of Derek Medina.


Evan Rodriguez (Source: Miami-Dade Dept. Of Corrections)

Ex-Boyfriend In Trouble Over Allegedly Threatening Texts

A 19-year old man faced a judge Friday, accused of threatening to post nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on social media.


Jonathan Orihuela (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Police: Burglar Admits To Theft To Help Pregnant Girlfriend

A 21-year-old man faced a bond court judge Wednesday after reportedly he smashed the front glass window of a T-Mobile store and made off with more than $1,300 worth of cell phones.


(Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Murder Suspect Takes Plea In Weapons Charge

A 46-year-old man awaiting trial on the murder of a Miami woman whose body has never been found accepted a guilty plea Wednesday for possessing two firearms as a convicted felon.


Jesus Bandera-Salgado  (Source: Jasmine Kripalani)

Jury Finds Man Not Guilty In Case Of Starving Horses

Jesus Bandera-Salgado sat silently as a prosecutor told jurors two horses suffered, starved and nearly died because he failed to properly care for them.


Robin Lunceford (Source: CBS4)

Key Witness In Rilya Wilson Case Back In Court

A former inmate who served as a key witness in the Rilya Wilson child murder trial two years ago, appeared in court Friday.


Miami Beach Police arrested Rabbi Steve Karro, 55, on May 28, 2015 on molestation charges.  (Courtesy: Miami Beach Police)

Rabbi Accused Of Molesting Child To Be Released On House Arrest

A Miami Beach rabbi accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl will be released on house arrest and avoid jail while he awaits his trial, both the defense and prosecutors agreed Tuesday.


Joseph Siddall  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Police: Sex Offender Solicited Nude Pics From Teen Girls

A registered sex offender who lives in Homestead was re-arrested after two minor girls told police he had solicited them for naked pictures in exchange for cash.



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