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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Bayfair Center Shooting

Police Say Suspects in San Leandro Shopping Mall Shootout Remain At Large

Police in San Leandro are investigating a shooting that occurred outside the Bayfair Center in San Leandro Thursday night.


Motorcycle riders in San Francisco take over city streets.

Apparent Leader Of Dirt Bike Gang No Longer A Sheriff’s Deputy Following KPIX 5 Report

The apparent leader of a group of dirt bikers seen on video tearing through city streets is no longer employed by the Marin County Sheriff’s Department following a KPIX 5 investigation into the group.


Sprinklers, Drought, Irrigation

Bay Area Taxpayers Footing Bills For Water Board Members’ Expensive Conferences

El Nino may help, but California’s still in its 4th year of drought. We’ve all been forced to cut back and pay more for water. But what about the agencies providing it? Are they cutting back too?


crime, police, lights, generic

San Jose Police Struggling To Solve Home Burglaries With Fewer Detectives

Home burglaries continue to plague San Jose but only a small percentage of those cases every get solved.


DJI Phantom 3 Drone. (CBS)

Drones That Steer Users From Trouble On Display At San Jose Expo

After a series of close calls, some unmanned aircraft are now being pre-programmed to steer their users away from trouble. These smarter drones were on display at the first ever Drone World Expo in San Jose.


Levi's Stadium

Santa Clara City Leaders Unable To Authorize Levi’s Stadium Booze Ban

After fights in the Levi’s Stadium parking lot, fights in the men’s bathroom and fights in the stands, the city of Santa Clara is talking about banning alcohol sales at halftime.


KPIX 5 Infographic

Hidden Identity Dangers On Your Discarded Boarding Passes

Next time you fly here’s some advice: be careful about what you do with your boarding pass.


Steve Jobs: Man In The Machine (credit: CNN Films)

Despite Unmarked Grave, Steve Jobs Fans Continue Searching Palo Alto Cemetery

Steve Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave in Palo Alto’s Alta Mesa Cemetery, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the tech mogul from trying to find it.


Shopping carts sit in the parking lot of a Target store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

X-Rated Audio Shocks Customers At San Jose Target Store

Shoppers at a Target store in San Jose stopped in their tracks Wednesday morning when a sexually explicit recording began blaring over the store’s public address system.


A doctor analyzes a mammogram to search for signs of breast cancer. (CBS)

Marin County Breast Cancer Rates Drop More Than 30 Percent

Fewer women in Marin County are getting breast cancer and dying from it now than ever before.




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