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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The city of Oakland has promised to install a new surveillance system in Cesar Chavez Park to replace one that has been non-operational.
Two men were murdered in cold blood in an Oakland park, right in front of surveillance cameras. But the cameras didn’t capture the crime.
A Bay Area field rusher told us he had no trouble sneaking past security at the 49ers game.
While heralding Oakland’s existing needle exchange program for lowering the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C, advocates say it’s simply doesn’t go far enough.
Sausalito is world famous for its spectacular location and beauty, but a battle over education is brewing that some say tarnishes that fairy tale picture.
An Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired following his arrest for alleged domestic violence against wife – a deputy who also has been connected to the prostitute at the center of a sex scandal rocking Bay Area law enforcement.
Protesters rallied at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza after some protesters chained themselves to the doors of the Oakland police headquarters.
Protesters chained themselves to the doors of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association offices.
Firestone shops in California were found to overcharge and rip off customers in numerous ways, state officials said.
The president of the Oakland City Council denies she used the power of her office to block construction of a townhouse on a lot located next door to her West Oakland home.