Christin Ayers

CHRISTIN-AYERS_BIO-HEADChristin Ayers is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 News.

Ayers is excited to return to Northern California, where she was born and raised. Ayers grew up in Sacramento and trained to be a journalist in the Bay Area.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ayers also studied literature and media at Oxford University in England.

Her journalism career began in Missoula, Montana, where she covered everything from blizzards to wildfires, and won a number of awards and honors, including a regional Edward R. Murrow award and Montana Broadcaster of the Year.

Most recently, Christin worked in Denver, Colorado, covering stories like the Democratic National Convention and the bizarre Balloon Boy saga. Her work on exposing use of a designer drug called K2 led to the introduction of legislation banning the substance in Colorado.

Christin’s most memorable interview was with President Barack Obama during Montana’s presidential primary. When she is not working, Christin loves traveling, trying new restaurants and hanging out with her cat Angel, her Jack Russell Terrier Oliver and her mom, sisters and little brother Dennis.

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A costume of character Darth Vader from the Star Wars film series is displayed during the presentation of the exhibition "Star Wars Identities" at the Cite du Cinema in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, on February 13, 2014. Divided in 3 major themes "Origins, Influences and Choice" through which are explored 10 components of human identity, the exhibition displays more than 200 original pieces from the archives of Lucas Arts Museum, including models, props, costumes and sketches who built the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. The exhibition runs through February 15 - June 30, 2014 at the Cite du Cinema, French acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter Luc Besson's vast 170-million-euro ($230-million) "Film City" studio complex.

Oakland Making Bid For George Lucas Museum

San Francisco lost out on the museum last summer when George Lucas moved his plans to Chicago, but the Bay Area Council says Oakland is the perfect city for Lucas’ plans.

03/02/2015

Police Face-off

Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30M

Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.

02/24/2015

Trains carrying tankers of Bakken crude oil (Jeffery Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops Sharply

The low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.

02/17/2015

A meeting of the 'Radical Brownies' in Oakland. (CBS)

Young Oakland Girls Called ‘Radical Brownies’ Learn Social Justice Instead Of Selling Cookies

After the recent Black Lives Matter protests, there is a new brownie troop in Oakland. Instead of selling cookies, they are spreading a message.

02/10/2015

A 90-foot pine tree fell down on Thomas Vong's home in Berkeley on February 6, 2015. (CBS)

Storm Knocks Down 30,000 Pound Tree Onto Berkeley Home

The wind that whipped through the East Bay hills Friday evening did not just knock over a tree in Berkeley, it ripped it completely from its roots.

02/06/2015

The marquee at the Elmwood-Rialto theater in Berkeley hasn't been changed in months because of safety violations. (CBS)

Berkeley Theater’s Marquee Unchanged For Months After CAL-OSHA Worker Walking By Spots Safety Violations

A Berkeley movie theater in business for a century is stuck between a rock and a hard place after a CAL-OSHA worker noticed a theater worker changing the marquee without approved safety measures.

02/04/2015

Children playing at school. (CBS)

Berkeley’s Measles Ultimatum: 21-Day Quarantine For Unvaccinated Kids If Outbreak Spreads

With the measles outbreak spreading fast, Berkeley has issued an ultimatum for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

02/02/2015

Jennifer Simon (right) with her daughter Livia, who has been quarantined due to a measles outbreak. (CBS)

Over 30 Alameda County Children Put In Isolation Over Measles Outbreak

As the number of measles cases rise in California, more than 30 children in Alameda County have been put in isolation because of the outbreak.

01/23/2015

KPIX 5 reporter Christin Ayers rides in the fire breathing snail car with artist Jon Sarriugarte, who helped create the car. (CBS)

New Oakland Mayor’s Fire-Breathing Snail Car Created By Local Artists

The new mayor of Oakland has been meeting the community in the hottest ride in town: a fire-breathing snail car dreamt up by local artists.

01/14/2015

Protesters in Oakland vandalized a Christmas tree in Jack London Square Thursday evening. (CBS)

Oakland Protesters Smash Windows, Vandalize Christmas Tree In ‘No Time Off’ Demonstration

A protest march targeting police shootings turned violent in Oakland on Christmas night as protesters smashed windows, looted stores and damaged a Christmas in Jack London Square.

12/25/2014

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