Christin Ayers is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 and profiles low-income, underserved Bay Area teenagers, continuing the series started by Wendy Tokuda, “Students Rising Above.”
Christin is also host of the public affairs program “Black Renaissance.”
She is a fifth-generation Californian. Christin earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her Masters from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
She studied literature and media at Oxford University in England. Christin started her journalism career in Missoula, Montana and later worked in Denver before coming back to the Bay Area.
Christin’s notable stories include coverage of Bay Area families affected by sex trafficking, broken surveillance cameras in local parks and the Oakland Police Department’s de-escalation policies. Her most memorable interview was with Barack Obama.
Christin loves reading, wine-tasting, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She and her husband live in the East Bay.
During his childhood, Tommy Saephan’s immigrant family struggled to make their way in America. Now, he and his family are celebrating his emergence as a top scholar and UC Berkeley graduate.
A Bay Area student was in a downward spiral following a family tragedy. She turned it around after applying for and getting a scholarship through the Students Rising Above program.
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A Bay Area college grad learned the power of networking when she landed her first job with the help of a fellow Students Rising Above alumnus.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf claims Councilmember Desley Brooks has “been nicknamed the Donald Trump of Oakland…has engaged in unethical and abusive behavior” and “infected the civility of the council chambers.”
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Past and present Students Rising Above scholars gathered to celebrate an organization that has helped 750 students achieve their college dreams.
Some Bay Area police chiefs joined together to push back against legislation that aims to restrict when officers can use lethal force.
On campus, Evelyn Montiel was an A-student and class president. But at home she was in survival mode, working long nights at the ice cream stand, fighting to keep her family’s business alive.
The success of Marvel’s Black Panther film will have a lasting effect in Oakland.