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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Texas Teen Handcuffed Over Homemade Clock Gets VIP Treatment At Google’s Science Fair

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

For the first time ever, the Dreamforce conference hosted a women’s leadership summit on Thursday. The final speaker used the opportunity to make a big announcement about her own company.


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

Warmer Water Leads To More Whales Spotted Along Monterey Bay

One doesn’t have to travel too far out to sea these days to see a pod of humpback whales splashing about in front of you. This spectacle is becoming the new norm, right off the Monterey County coastline.


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

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Mile after mile, weeds and rocks, trash and dead fish litter the riverbed where water used to flow in downtown San Jose.


Paolo's restaurant in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose’s Paolo’s Restaurant Closing After 5 Decades To Make Room For Tech Workers’ Cafeteria

A mom-and-pop Italian restaurant in San Jose has served hot pasta to comic legends, to baseball greats. But now, it’s losing its lease, to make way for a sleek cafeteria for tech workers.


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Charcoal May Be Hottest Trend In Beauty Products

Charcoal has been replaced by gas as the darling of the backyard barbecue, but it may have a future as the newest and hottest beauty trend.


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


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An egg shortage pushing prices higher for restaurants is prompting Panda Express to substitute corn for eggs in their fried rice, and discontinue another menu item.


A surveillance camera in Fremont. (CBS)

$300,000 In Surveillance Cameras, License Plate Readers To Keep An Eye On Fremont Drivers

Surveillance cameras with license plate readers will soon be keeping a close eye on drivers in one East Bay community.


Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Google Now Testing Car That May One Day Come Without Steering Wheel

The cartoon-like cars were the stuff of dreams years ago, but are now a reality on Mountain View’s suburban streets.




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