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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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


Northbound traffic stopped on the Golden Gate Bridge following a multi-vehicle crash, April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Unions Representing Golden Gate Transit District Workers Announce 1-Day Strike

Bus maintenance and dispatch workers for Golden Gate Highway & Transportation District will go on a one-day strike Friday, October 17th as a contract dispute continues with district management.


Levi's Stadium  (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levi’s Stadium Neighbors Sound Off At Community Meeting

Parking and traffic are not the only problems for people living near Levi’s Stadium according to complaints heard at a community hearing on Tuesday evening.


NFL Rogues Gallery

Santa Clara Issues Domestic Violence Resolution For 49ers And NFL; Stays Mum On Ray McDonald Case

In the wake of high-profile cases involving NFL players, Santa Clara city leaders took a stand issuing a resolution on Tuesday against domestic violence, but didn’t mention the recent arrest of a 49er player.


lake tahoe

Ironman Organizers Say Triathlon In Lake Tahoe Still A Go Despite King Fire

While the organizers of Ironman Lake Tahoe said the event is still on for this Sunday, some are worried that smoke from the King Fire, burning near Pollock Pines, could create a health hazard for competitors.


Bicyclists on the Embarcadero in San Francisco use bikes from the Bay Area Bike Share program. (Bay Area Bike Share)

Delayed Bay Area Bike Share Expansion Could Move Forward With New Push For Funding

Supporters of Bay Area Bike Share are hoping to get expansion plans back in the fast lane after financial woes have created delays.




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