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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Coal. (CBS)

Public Will Weigh In On Bringing Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Bay Area

The public will soon get a chance to weigh in on what, until now, has been a hush-hush plan to bring millions of tons of coal into the Bay Area.

07/17/2015

East Oakland mark potholes and write "Fix Me" with spray paint on 92nd Street on July 15, 2015. (CBS)

East Oakland Residents Spray Paint ‘Fix Me’ On Potholes, Demand Repairs On Rough Roads

Residents of an Oakland neighborhood said they’re getting a raw deal from the city when it comes to road repairs.

07/16/2015

Pluto sent a love note back to Earth via NASA's New Horizons. This is the last image taken before today's #PlutoFlyby. (NASA)

Pluto Flyby Thrills Bay Area Stargazers

In a voyage a decade in the making, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swept by Pluto Tuesday. As cheers went up inside NASA’s Mission Control, hundreds of people partying at Chabot Space and Science Center were cheering as well.

07/14/2015

African-American 8th grade promotion ceremony in Antioch on May 29, 2015. (CBS)

Jr. High Commencement Celebration For Blacks Called ‘Segregation,’ ‘Reverse Racism’ But District Will Continue To Allow It

An Antioch school counselor is under scrutiny for organizing an 8th grade promotion ceremony aimed at African-American students.

06/11/2015

Matthew Dellavedova #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during Game Three of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2015 in Cleveland. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Matthew Dellavedova, Cavaliers Cheered On By Saint Mary’s Teammates In NBA Finals

While Saint Mary’s College is a few miles away from the home of the Warriors, teammates of Matthew Dellavedova are cheering on his Cleveland Cavailers in the NBA Finals.

06/10/2015

Protesters shut down an Oakland City Council meeting on November 5, 2015. (CBS)

Oakland City Leaders Enforce New Rules To Prevent Disruptions At City Council Meetings

When protesters chained themselves to a railing and shut down an Oakland City Council meeting last month, city leaders decided something needed to change.

06/03/2015

Men participate in the apprenticeship program through the Cypress Mandela Training Center. (CBS)

East Bay Apprenticeship Program Turns 90% Of Enrolled Gang Members Into Employed Ex-Gang Members

A program in Richmond and Oakland worked so well, people in Union City called to ask for the same treatment.

05/25/2015

Kidnap for Ransom

Oakland Man Found In Trunk After Being Kidnapped, 2 Arrested

Two men have been arrested Friday on suspicion of kidnapping a man in Oakland and holding him for ransom for several hours.

05/22/2015

(Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Airbag Recall Creates Backlog At Bay Area Dealerships

34-million cars need to be fixed after airbag maker Takata recalled nearly one out of every seven cars on the road, causing a major backlog at dealerships in the Bay Area and around the country.

05/20/2015

A sign reading “OPD, You failed your city again.” in front of Precision Motors of Oakland on May 4, 2015. (CBS)

‘You Failed Your City,’ Oakland Business Owner’s Sign Criticizes Lack Of Police Response To May Day Rioters

An Oakland business owner is criticizing police for not doing enough after rioters broke windows and set a car on fire on the Broadway Auto Row when Friday’s May Day protest turned violent.

05/04/2015

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