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Brian Webb

Brian Webb

Brian Webb joined KPIX 5 as a reporter in August 2013 after spending 7 years in the blazing sun of Phoenix, Arizona, working at KNXV and KTVK as a reporter and anchor. Before that he worked in Kansas City and his first TV job was in Topeka, Kansas.

Brian has covered everything from a wildfire that killed 19 hotshot firefighters in Arizona, to U.S. soldiers on a “peacekeeping mission” during the Bosnia War. But he says the best stories are the ones about one single person trying to make a difference. Like a 90-year-old blind man named Mr. Boggs who refused to pay the new bus fare in Phoenix, not because of the higher rate, but because buying a ticket at the actual bus cost more than if you bought it online. Mr. Boggs wasn’t savvy in the ways of the World Wide Web, but he knew a bad deal when he saw one, or at least when he heard one and the story helped Mr. Boggs make his point.

Brian got into TV journalism simply to have an interesting job, learn how the world works, what motivates people and maybe help a few causes along the way.

Before his career, Brian went to college at Regis University in Denver, Colorado where he received a scholarship to play basketball on its winning division II team. He admits he mostly sat on the bench behind bigger, better players, but wouldn’t trade the experience or the lifelong friends for anything.

Brian grew up in the middle of a wheat field in Newton, Kansas with his parents and younger sister and brother. Brian’s brother also lives in the Bay Area, the rest of his family is still in Kansas. During his time off, Brian and his fiance enjoy getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

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Flight Bound For SFO Diverted Due To Cracked Windshield

A United Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco had to be diverted Saturday after the pilots discovered it had a broken windshield.

04/19/2014

Burned wreckage of the tour bus and FedEx truck on Interstate 5 in Orland after the fiery crash that killed 10 people on April 10, 2014. (CBS)

NTSB: FedEx Truck Didn’t Brake Before Deadly Crash On I-5 In Orland

Federal safety investigators say the driver of a Fedex tractor-trailer that struck a bus carrying high school students didn’t appear to brake before a fiery collision that left 10 dead.

04/12/2014

A billboard that shows distracted drivers. (CBS)

Billboards Aim To Expose Bay Area Drivers Texting Behind The Wheel

A handful of billboards have popped up across the Bay Area, getting quite a few glances. They show distracted drivers caught in the act, using their cellphones behind the wheel.

03/28/2014

Graffiti spray painted on a home in Atherton. (Atherton Police Dept.)

Police Probe Threatening ’1 Percent’ Graffiti Left On Atherton Homes

Vandals have targeted one of the Bay Area’s wealthiest communities and their handiwork has gotten the attention of the FBI.

02/25/2014

Fire crews lift a storm drain cover to reach a woman trapped inside. (San Rafael Fire Dept.)

Woman Saved From Being Swept Away In San Rafael Storm Drain

A homeless woman who had been living a drainage pipe was rescued from inside a storm drain Sunday after rushing water nearly swept her and a small dog away.

02/03/2014

Vladislav Miftakhov (Altoona, Pa. Police Dept.)

Ex-Classmate Of Bay Area Teen Accused Of Having WMD Doubts Any Harm Planned

A former Bay Area high school classmate of a teenager charged in Pennsylvania with possessing a bomb was casting doubt Monday on whether he planned on hurting anyone with it.

01/27/2014

17-year-old Justice Toliver was fatally shot in her Oakland apartment on January 23, 2014. Her 14-year-old brother is a suspect in the case. (Facebook/CBS)

$10K Reward For Help Finding Oakland Teen Suspected Of Killing Sister

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a 14-year-old boy suspected of killing his older sister in Oakland’s Chinatown on Thursday and were offering a reward for information leading [...]

01/25/2014

Aerial view of The Presidio and the San Francisco Bay (Presidio Trust)

Unusual Weather Produces Record Low Rainfall For Bay Area In 2013

Bay Area cities were setting the lowest levels of rainfall in recorded history this year as unusual conditions are blocking moisture from the Pacific Ocean.

12/30/2013

Chopper 5 over a two-alarm fire that gutted this home on San Pablo Way in Union City on December 23, 2013. (CBS)

Neighbors Save Christmas For Union City Family Displaced By Fire

After a house fire gutted a Union City family’s home and burned all of their presents less than two days before Christmas, neighbors and firefighters have stepped up to ensure that their festivities could still go on.

12/24/2013

The envelope of the mystery letter from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. (CBS)

Mystery Letter From Navy Secretary Delivered To Richmond Home 67 Years Late

A letter from the top man at the U.S. Navy to a Bay Area woman has finally been delivered, more than six decades after it was sent.

12/12/2013

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