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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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

Surveillance footage captures a package thief in action stealing from Bryan Nalette's Vallejo home. (Courtesy: Bryan Nalette)

Box Of Dog Poop Left For Package Thief After Vallejo Homeowner Gets Fed Up

A Vallejo homeowner fed up with package thefts from his front porch left a stinky surprise boxed up for the thief with a little help from his dog.

12/23/2014

Noleen Pal. (CBS)

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

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