Betty Yu

(CBS)

(CBS)

Betty Yu joined KPIX 5 in November 2013 as a general assignment reporter.

She spent two years at WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in Miami, as a reporter before moving to San Francisco.

Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter for News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, a 24-hour cable news station, for four years. She covered New York City crime, politics, sports, and severe weather.

In 2012, Betty was honored as anchor on the “Best Single Newscast” from the New York Press Club.

A Bay Area native, Betty graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in political science and rhetoric. She also has a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.

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Milpitas Burger Joint With All-Halal Options Not Just For Muslims

Wayback Burgers in Milpitas is the first Halal franchise for the national chain, and its first Bay Area location.

01/22/2015

Beau, Theo and Evvie take a nap. (Courtesy: Jessica Shyba)

Santa Cruz Mom Hoping Viral Pictures Of Her Babies Napping With Dog Will Help Animals Get Adopted

A Santa Cruz woman is hoping to help raise awareness for animal shelters and adoptions with the help of social media and cute kids.

01/14/2015

Fiesta Nightclub Shooting

San Jose Club Warned About Lax Security Ahead Of Shooting During Chris Brown Concert

The owners of a San Jose nightclub where shots were fired during a Chris Brown concert had been warned that there could be trouble. A woman at the show talked to KPIX 5 about hiding in the club’s freezer when violence broke out.

01/12/2015

Proposed Medevac rescue vehicle for the San Leandro Police Department. (CBS)

San Leandro Police Seek Armored Rescue Vehicle, Critics Slam Proposal Over Militarization Concerns

Police in San Leandro are hoping to buy an armored rescue vehicle that can also withstand rifle rounds. Some residents are upset over the proposed purchase, saying it’s another sign of the militarization of local police.

01/08/2015

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‘Flat White’ Coffee Drink Coming To U.S. Starbucks Stores

Starbucks will begin serving a new coffee drink Tuesday in the U.S. that’s been a big hit in Australia.

01/05/2015

Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Family Sues Safeway After Felton Woman Dies From Listeria After Caramel Apple Purchase

A lawsuit has been filed after a Santa Cruz County woman’s family says she became ill, and eventually died due to listeria from a caramel apple she bought at a local Safeway grocery store.

12/22/2014

A scorpion is placed on a plate ahead of a cooking display by America?s master chef of bug cooking and author of the Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, David G. Gordon, at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Hollywood, California on May 24, 2013, where 'The Bug Chef' cooked up a sampling of crunchy critters while bringing awareness to the protein-rich benefits of bugs. AFP PHOTO/Federic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Venomous Scorpion Falls Out Of Dress When Woman Tries It On At Hayward JC Penney Store

A woman trying on a dress in a Hayward JC Penney store found an unwelcome companion in the dressing room when a scorpion fell out of the garment onto the floor at her feet.

12/18/2014

(Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mom Of Ex-49er Ray McDonald Defends Son, Says Surveillance Video Would Clear Him Of Sex Assault Allegations

The mother of NFL player Ray McDonald came to her son’s defense after the former San Francisco 49er was accused of a sexual assault at his San Jose home earlier this week.

12/18/2014

Money found inside a backpack left at the Burger King on North Bascom Avenue in San Jose. (Altaf Chaus)

Backpack With $100,000 In Cash Left Behind At San Jose Burger King

No one has come forward to solve this whopper of a mystery: Someone left behind a backpack with $100,000 in cash at a fast food restaurant in the South Bay this week.

11/27/2014

Alex Matlosz-Cox. (CBS)

Generous Strangers Help Bay Area Teen With Cancer Cross Items Off Bucket List

A Bay Area teenager has been working through his bucket list as fast as he can, because he doesn’t have much time left. Alex Matlosz-Cox is living out his dreams, thanks to generous support from complete strangers.

11/18/2014

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