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.

(Left) Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: miamilakes-fl.gov) and (Right) Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño (Source: www.cityofsweetwater.fl.gov)

Former Mayors’ Public Corruption Case Delayed

Two former South Florida mayors and two former lobbyists appeared in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to delay their arraignment date.

CBS Miami–08/27/2013

Jorge Ayala (Source: CBS4)

Judge Denies Evidentiary Hearing In “Cocaine Cowboys” Case

A chapter in South Florida’s cocaine-dominated history that came to defined the 80’s as the “Cocaine Cowboy” days played out in court Thursday.

08/22/2013

Michael Robertson is accused in an attack on Miami-Dade detective Carlos Castillo. (Source: CBS4)

Deliberations Continue Friday In Miami-Dade Detective Beating Case

Jurors will return to a Miami-Dade County courthouse Friday to continue deliberations in the case against Michael Robertson.

CBS Miami–08/01/2013

Prosecutors release a picture of Karlie Tomica, charged with the deadly hit and run crash of South Beach chef Stefano Riccioletti. (Source: Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office)

EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutors Release Pictures Of Deadly South Beach Hit-And-Run

New pictures released Friday of the 20-year-old woman accused of driving drunk when she allegedly struck and killed a Miami Beach chef show her distraught with apparent bruising to her face.

CBS4–04/19/2013

(Source: AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Escobar Rejects Plea Deal In Cop Murder Trial

The trial against Dennis Escobar took more twists and turns Monday as he rejected a plea deal he was expected to take.

02/25/2013

Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat (Source: CBS4)

Judge Flipped Off In Court Has History Of Short Temper

When Penelope Soto, 18, flipped off a Miami-Dade judge and cursed at him, she caught his wrath and was sent to jail for 30 days. But it turns out; 15 years ago another person felt the judge’s wrath on the floor of the Florida legislature.

CBS Miami–02/06/2013

Geralyn Graham at her trial on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Jury To Begin Deliberations In Graham Murder Trial Thursday

Jurors heard from state prosecutors one final time Wednesday afternoon before they decide the fate of accused child killer Geralyn Graham.

CBS4–01/23/2013

Geralyn Graham at her trial on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Defense Discredits Jailhouse Informants’ Testimony In Graham Trial

Defense attorneys for Geralyn Graham continued to present their case Monday with testimony from a county prison guard whose testimony aims to discredit a jailhouse informant’s assertion that Graham confessed to her about killing foster child Rilya Wilson.

CBS4–01/14/2013

Geralyn Graham in court on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Credibility Of Jailhouse Confession At Issue In Graham Trial

Testimony against Geralyn Graham continued Friday as state prosecutors tried to bolster the credibility of a jailhouse snitch — a key witness in their case against the accused child murderer. Graham faces first-degree murder in the death of foster child 4-year-old Rilya Wilson. Rilya’s body has never been found.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

Courtroom Generic Gavel

Judge Denies Widow’s Stand Your Ground Defense

A Miami criminal court judge denied a widow’s claim that she acted in self-defense when she shot and killed the man she suspected of killing her husband.

CBS Miami–12/21/2012

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