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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Evil Geniuses, a training house for professional video gamers in Alameda. (CBS)

Bay Area Home To Elite Training Ground For Professional Video Gamers

Geoff Robinson is a veteran of the world of StarCraft. The 29-year-old can spend up to 12 hours a day scouting the enemy. Back on Earth, he’s getting paid for this.

02/20/2015

Gilroy Police Seek Two Women Using Homicide Victim’s Credit Cards

The suspicious death of a man in Gilroy on Monday has now been ruled a homicide and police said two women, caught on a convenience store surveillance video using the victim’s credit cards, are considered “persons on interest” wanted for questioning.

02/19/2015

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Oakland Finalist For One-Way Mission To Mars: ‘Why Not Leave Earth?’

A Bay Area woman is a step closer to winning a trip to the red planet. The catch is that it’s only one-way. Kenya Armbrister of Oakland is one of 100 finalists who could leave Earth forever in 2024.

02/18/2015

Dorothea Dorenz shared some photos taken by someone in the library showing dozens and dozens of books thrown away. (CBS SF)

Alameda County Wants Libraries To Stop Throwing Out Books

An Alameda County supervisor is asking libraries to stop throwing out thousands and thousands of books.

02/06/2015

A man seeks donations for National Paradigm, a charity that claims to help veterans. (CBS)

Is Money Raised By Bay Area Charity Really Going To Help Homeless Veterans?

You may have seen them outside your local grocery store: men and women raising money for disabled and homeless veterans. An American flag and an ammo box are their trademarks.

02/04/2015

(CBS SF)

Over 400 Dogs, Cats Used In Testing Flea & Tick Products In One Of California’s Largest Animal Labs

Research animals are kept in cages for months, even years, and subjected to the potentially painful experiments. And one of the biggest such labs in California is right in our own backyard.

02/03/2015

Bearcat Medevac armored medical vehicle. (CBS)

San Leandro Votes To Purchase Armored Vehicle Despite Concerns About Militarization Of Police

Amid an ongoing debate over the militarization of local police departments, the San Leandro City Council said they would move forward with plans to purchase an armored rescue vehicle.

02/02/2015

(CBS SF)

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

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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

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