Chris is a proud graduate of Castro Valley High School and San Jose State University who is glad to be back home in the Bay Area. KCBS hired Chris in 2006.
Before coming to KCBS, Chris was a reporter for KIRO radio in Seattle and KFBK radio in Sacramento. He also had a stint at TechTV in San Francisco after starting his professional career at KLIV radio in San Jose.
Chris has had the chance to cover several major stories during his career including the Scott Peterson trial, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and most recently the deadly gas line explosion in San Bruno. His coverage of the Peterson trial included repeated appearances on CNN, MSNBC and CourtTV.
Chris spends most of his free time chasing after his young daughter as well as enjoying rare quiet moments with his wife. He’s also involved in more fantasy sports leagues than any sane person should ever consider and is constanly hoping his beloved Oakland Raiders will one day return to greatness.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is vowing to give the Raiders more “clarity” on what steps the city is prepared to take to keep the team from moving following criticism from the NFL commissioner that her city does not have a firm stadium plan.
The state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.
Traffic planners are ready to test new state-of-the-art signs that have been installed over a 20-mile stretch of westbound I-80 in the East Bay. It’s part of an effort to ease the commute between Richmond and Emeryville at a price tag of $79 million.
A group called Mission Bay Alliance has concerns about what the planned arena would do for healthcare services, with traffic congestion expected in the area.
Water wasters in the East Bay are looking at new outdoor water restrictions as well as penalties because of California’s exceptional drought.
San Mateo County leaders are exploring the possible reasons why there has been a significant drop in the number of homeless people on the Peninsula.
San Francisco is poised to spend millions of dollars to improve some of the city’s most dilapidated playground and planners are getting public input on how they should move forward.
San Francisco police are investigating a Thursday night officer-involved shooting in the Mission District that left a robbery suspect dead.
There had been a recommendation in place to relocate the chimpanzees after the matriarch of the group, Tallulah, died in 2013.
A Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.