Betty Yu



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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An app being billed as the Yelp for people has caused quite the controversy. Called Peepel, the app allows users to rate anyone they know, but critics said the app would cause cyberbullying.


Santa Clara County Jail

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More correctional guards in Santa Clara County are off the job, as investigators look into a flood of inmate complaints. One of the guards placed on leave has compared the investigations to a witch hunt.


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A Texas high school freshman who ended up in handcuffs when he brought his homemade clock to school was the star on the Google campus Monday night in Mountain View.


(L-R) Gayle King of CBS News, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Jessica Alba of The Honest Company appeared at the Dreamforce Women's Leadership Summit on September 17, 2015. (CBS)

Dreamforce Hosts 1st Ever Women’s Leadership Summit

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Marine biologist Giancarlo Thomae spotted these whales off Monterey Bay on August 24, 2015. (CBS)

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A comparison of the Guadalupe River in 2013 (left) and 2015 (right). (CBS)

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Paolo's restaurant in San Jose. (CBS)

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California state beaches and parks are turning off the taps starting Wednesday.