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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Latest Count Shows Number Of San Mateo County Homeless Drops Significantly To 689

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.


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Design Forum Held To Give San Francisco’s Most Dilapidated Playgrounds A Makeover

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 on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near 26th Street and Folsom in the Mission District on February 26, 2015. (CBS)

Police Shoot, Kill Robbery Suspect Carrying Knife In San Francisco’s Mission District

San Francisco police are investigating a Thursday night officer-involved shooting in the Mission District that left a robbery suspect dead.


A chimp at the San Francisco Zoo. (Photo by Jodie Wilson, SF Zoo)

Officials Agree To Keep 3 Aging Chimpanzees At San Francisco Zoo

There had been a recommendation in place to relocate the chimpanzees after the matriarch of the group, Tallulah, died in 2013.


BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART Strikes

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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.




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