Christin Ayers

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Christin 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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Ex-Wife Of Sydney Gunman Sought Refuge In Bay Area Before She Was Murdered

The ex-wife of the gunman who held people hostage in a Sydney, Australia restaurant for 16 hours this week sought refuge in the Bay Area from her abusive ex-husband before she was killed, the woman’s relatives told KPIX 5.

12/16/2014

A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. Pantaleo had suspected Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

#CrimingWhileWhite Showcasing Racial Inequality In Police Tactics

Confessions are trending on social media Thursday night as users share crimes they say they were given just a slap on the wrist because of their race.

12/04/2014

A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. Pantaleo had suspected Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Black Parents In Oakland, Across U.S. Giving Their Sons ‘The Talk’ So They Won’t End Up Like Eric Garner

Even New York City mayor Bill de Blasio confessed that he has had with his own son Dante, who is half black.

12/04/2014

Planned obelisk for Temescal neighborhood in Oakland. (CBS)

New Obelisk Goes Up In Oakland’s Temescal Neighborhood Despite Mixed Reviews

For months, it was nothing more than a drawing, a mockup of a 20-foot tall bright blue obelisk. Oakland’s Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District planned to put up the obelisk to welcome people to the neighborhood.

12/02/2014

Inflatable Frosty The Snowman at Joseph Moore's Christmas tree lot in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Pleasanton Officials Want 30-Foot Tall Frosty The Snowman Removed From Christmas Tree Lot

City officials in Pleasanton want a 30-foot tall Frosty the Snowman at a Christmas tree lot removed. The owner of the lot said Frosty has been entertaining his customers for decades.

12/02/2014

Yosemite National Park Remains Open As Rim Fire Continues In Burn On Park's Western Edge

2 Bucks – 1 Dead, 1 Living Get Antlers Tangled Together Prompting Bizarre Rescue In Moraga

A bizarre animal rescue unlike animal control officers had ever seen in the East Bay hills was caught on camera when two bucks were found with their antlers tangled together with rope and wires.

11/19/2014

Marchers protested in Downtown Oakland over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin on July 15, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland To Offer ‘Healing Centers’ As Police, Shop Owners Prepare For Ferguson Verdict

Business owners in Oakland prepped their storefronts in anticipation of protests over an expected grand jury decision on the police shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson Missouri.

11/18/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Makes New Push To Stop Crude-By-Rail Deliveries Amid Concerns Over Derailments

Officials in Richmond are making a new push to stop trains carrying cargo that they say is a disaster waiting to happen.

11/18/2014

Oakland Police generic

More Bay Area Police Departments Interested In Getting ‘Stingray’ Cellphone Surveillance Device

It’s called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don’t even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects.

11/14/2014

Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh holds an "Egg Freezing Party" at a restaurant in Walnut Creek on November 11, 2014. (CBS)

Fertility Doctor Holds ‘Egg Freezing Parties’ For Bay Area Women

As Bay Area tech giants offer women incentives to freeze their eggs, a fertility doctor known as “The Egg Whisperer” is holding a series of talks across the Bay Area for women who are interested.

11/12/2014

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