Chris Filippi

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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.

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A mobile ice machine for the San Jose Sharks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Levi’s Stadium To Ice The Field For Outdoor Sharks Hockey Game Amid Abnormally Warm Winter

The countdown is on to the National Hockey League’s first ever outdoor game to be played in Northern California. A refrigeration truck that will help make all the ice arrived Monday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium.

02/09/2015

(Wise Sons Deli)

Popular Jewish Deli In San Francisco Struggles After Mission Fire; Gets Help From Food Community

The four-alarm fire that devastated a three-story building in San Francisco’s Mission District has had a big impact on dozens of small businesses. Among those hit hard, is one of city’s best known delis.

01/30/2015

Chopper 5 shows the vehicle with bullet holes in the windshield. (CBS SF)

2 Killed, 1 Wounded In 2 Afternoon Shootings In SF Bayview Neighborhood

Two people were killed and a third was injured in two shootings that were reported less than 10 minutes apart in San Francisco’s Bayview District Tuesday afternoon.

01/27/2015

Artist rendering of proposed Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark at the Port of Oakland Howard Terminal. (Manica Architecture)

New MLB Commissioner Optimistic About New Oakland A’s Ballpark; San Jose Still In Fight For The Team

The new commissioner of Major League Baseball said he is optimistic that the Athletics will be able to get a new ball park in Oakland. But those who want to see the A’s move to San Jose say they’re not yet ready to throw in the towel.

01/27/2015

(Chris Filippi/CBS)

BART Board Will Urge Alameda DA To Drop $70,000 Fine Against Black Friday Protesters

An overflow crowd of protesters showed up to BART’s board of directors meeting on Thursday evening to demanding an end to the prosecution of the 14 Black Friday protesters who temporarily shut down the transit service in West Oakland and may have to pay $70,000 in restitution.

01/23/2015

Simulated image of movable median barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge. (Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District)

Golden Gate Bridge Closing Jan. 10-12 For Installation Of Median Barrier

Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District officials are stepping up their efforts to spread the word about a big change coming up for drivers who use the iconic span and its impending closure next weekend.

12/29/2014

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79 Arrests In San Francisco Union Square Black Friday Protests, 5 Officers Injured

San Francisco’s police chief says 79 people in all were charged in connection with a protest at Union Square during Black Friday that turned violent. At least five SFPD officers were injured during their response.

12/01/2014

Oakland anti-police brutality march, October 22nd, 2014 (photo courtesy: Chris Filippi)

Oakland Anti-Police Brutality March Coincides With 1-Year-Anniversary Of Andy Lopez Shooting Death

About 200 demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Oakland on Wednesday as part of a rally and march against police brutality. The event coincided with the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez from Santa Rosa, by a sheriff’s deputy.

10/22/2014

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Approves Tenant Protection Ordinance After Increasing Complaints About Landlord Harassment

Oakland renters will soon have a new list of protections against harassment and evictions as the Oakland City Council night approved a tenant protection ordinance on Tuesday night.

10/22/2014

A pickup truck drives past the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Refineries May Face New Air Quality Rules

Bay Area oil refineries may have to cope with new air quality rules next year forcing them to cap their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 20 percent as air officials have asked their staff to come up with new regulations.

10/16/2014

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