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Anna Duckworth

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Anna started her broadcasting career at KCBS in 1994, a few months before graduating from San Jose State University. After 5 years, she moved on to a brief stint reporting traffic on the radio. In 1999, she began writing and reporting at local television stations KRON and KPIX before returning to KCBS in 2010 as a reporter.

Anna owes not only the start of her professional career to KCBS, but the start of her family as well. It was while working at KCBS in 1997 that she met her future husband at the home of one of her colleagues. Anna and Don were married in 2003 and have since had 3 children. Anna and Don love to travel. Some of the highlights of their past trips include going inside the Giza pyramids in Egypt, touring the Angor Wat temples in Cambodia and traveling Thailand by train.  So far, with the kids, they’ve made it as far as Disneyland, but she hopes they will all hop on a plane soon so her children can see the world.

Anna is a Bay Area native. She was born in San Jose and raised in Milpitas. She feels very fortunate to be able to work in such a beautiful place, doing work that allows her to meet new people everyday.

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Workers dismantle the tower at the First Baptist Church in Vallejo on August 25, 2014. The church was damaged by a magnitude 6.0 quake that struck Napa County early on August 24, 2014. (Christin Ayers / CBS)

Vallejo Church That Was Red-Tagged Following Napa Earthquake Is Cleared By Inspectors To Reopen

The First Baptist Church reopened Tuesday after crews dismantled a portion of the church tower that inspectors feared would collapse.

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A four alarm fire burns the barracks on Mare Island. (CBS)

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An earthquake-damaged water main played a role in Vallejo firefighters’ ability to put out Tuesday morning’s fire on Mare Island.

08/26/2014

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. (Torlakson Campaign)

Campaign To Reduce Student Loan Debt Kicks Off In Oakland

The “Degrees Not Debt” campaign kicked-off this week at Oakland’s La Escuelita Elementary School. The national campaign by the National Education Association seeks to reduce student loan debt.

08/22/2014

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow’s Request To Lift Gag Order In Yee Corruption Case Denied

The federal judge hearing the organized crime and corruption case involving suspended state Senator Leland Yee and convicted Chinatown gang leader Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow on Wednesday denied a request to lift a gag order.

08/21/2014

Robin Williams performing at the Punch Line in San Francisco, California on October 17th, 2012. (Photo Credit: Alex Stack, via the Punch Line Facebook page)

Punch Line Comedy Club In San Francisco Holds First Show Since Death Of Robin Williams

The Punch Line hosted its first show Tuesday night since the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.

08/13/2014

Richmond leaders announce the "Richmond Promise" program, guaranteeing public high school graduates money for college. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

New Program Guarantees College Tuition For Richmond Public High School Graduates

The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.

08/07/2014

Seats at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Otto Greule/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)

San Francisco Giants Offer Fans An Opportunity To Own Candlestick Seats

The Giants are offering seats at Candlestick to the general public, including some that are autographed by luminaries with the Giants and 49ers.

08/06/2014

An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

07/25/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department To Get Boost From Community Service Officer Program

25 recruits began their training this week as part of the city’s first-ever Community Service Officer program.

07/23/2014

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Community Police Program Turns Around Once Crime-Ridden Park In San Francisco’s Mission

A once crime-ridden park in San Francisco’s Mission District is now teeming with community activity and the credit is going to a new unit within the police department.

07/14/2014

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