Christin Ayers


Christin Ayers is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 and profiles low-income, underserved Bay Area teenagers, continuing the series started by Wendy Tokuda, “Students Rising Above.”

Christin is also host of the public affairs program “Black Renaissance.”

She is a fifth-generation Californian. Christin earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her Masters from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

She studied literature and media at Oxford University in England. Christin started her journalism career in Missoula, Montana and later worked in Denver before coming back to the Bay Area.

Christin’s notable stories include coverage of Bay Area families affected by sex trafficking, broken surveillance cameras in local parks and the Oakland Police Department’s de-escalation policies. Her most memorable interview was with Barack Obama.

Christin loves reading, wine-tasting, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She and her husband live in the East Bay.


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Black Panther Film Inspires Disney To Support Oakland Youth

The success of Marvel’s Black Panther film will have a lasting effect in Oakland.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/27/2018

East Bay Kennel Tight-Lipped After Woman’s Dog Mauled By Pitbull

A Bay Area woman is demanding answers after she claims her dog was seriously injured while staying at an East Bay kennel, and no one will tell her what really happened.


Oakland Putting Up Storage Sheds As Temporary Solution For Homeless Crisis

Oakland city leaders have come up with a constructive, temporary fix for the homeless crisis in that city. They are putting up experimental shelters in the form of storage sheds.


Oakland Restaurant Owner Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Is On The Run

The owner of an Oakland restaurant is on the lam after a judge ordered him to pay $2.5 million to an alleged victim.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/08/2017

Internal Affairs Complaint Alleges Oakland Police Chief Untruthful About ICE Raid

Oakland’s police chief is accused of not telling the truth about a recent immigration raid.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/06/2017

San Francisco Health Club Bars Member After He Reports Sexual Assault

A man claims he was sexually assaulted at a San Francisco health club, which then tried to cover it up by canceling his membership after he called police.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/23/2017

BART panhandling

For Some BART Panhandlers, Begging Is Their Job

If you commute on BART, you’ve likely seen them – baby strapped to their chests, approaching riders with a cardboard sign, such as: “No job, 4 kids, please help for food.”

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/25/2017

California’s Tree Die-Off Gives Life To New Business

In the Sierra National Forest, there are more dead trees than live ones. And figuring out what do with them is a towering task.


UC Berkeley Prepares To Host Ultra-Conservative ‘Free Speech Week’

‘Free Speech Week’ at UC Berkeley is just days away and it’s still unclear who all will be speaking on campus.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/20/2017

Documentary Film ‘The Force’ Centers On Oakland Police Sex Scandal

A new documentary centers in on Oakland’s troubled police department.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/12/2017



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