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Christin Ayers

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Christin Ayers is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 Eyewitness 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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A BART passenger shot this video of police on the scene when an officer uses a stun gun on a passenger at the San Bruno station on January 29, 2014. (CBS)

BART Police Defend Using Stun Gun On Passenger

The chief of the BART Police Department defended the actions of an officer who repeatedly used a stun gun on a passenger late last month. Meanwhile, KPIX 5 has obtained a second video of the incident.

02/14/2014

A BART passenger shot this video of police on the scene when an officer uses a stun gun on a passenger at the San Bruno station on January 29, 2014. (CBS)

Video Surfaces Of BART Officer Repeatedly Using Stun Gun On Passenger

Video has been obtained by KPIX 5 showing a BART police officer who repeatedly used a stun gun to subdue a passenger in front of other riders.

02/13/2014

Authorities busted a suspected auto theft ring at a warehouse on 36th Avenue in Oakland on February 5, 2014. (CBS)

Authorities Raid Alleged Chop Shop In East Oakland

Police recovered stolen cars and arrested nearly a dozen people during a bust of a suspected auto theft ring in East Oakland on Wednesday.

02/06/2014

An activist group known as "The Counterforce" protested in front of the Berkeley home of Google employee Anthony Levandowski and leafleted his neighborhood on January 21, 2014. (CBS)

Google Engineer Targeted By Protesters In Front Of His East Bay Home

While the Bay Area’s tech boom has sparked protests over rising rents and tech company shuttles, a group of demonstrators took things a step further by protesting outside a prominent Google engineer’s home.

01/23/2014

Pittsburg protesters rallying against a plan by WesPac Energy that would create a crude oil storage and  transfer facility in their backyards.

Pittsburg Residents Protest Crude Oil Storage And Transfer Project

Residents in Pittsburg took to the streets Saturday afternoon to voice their opposition to a project that would create a crude oil storage and transfer facility in their backyards.

01/11/2014

WesPac Energy wants to modernize and reactivate this old PG&E oil storage terminal in Pittsburg. The facility would primarily hold fracked oil shipped by train from North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. (CBS)

Explosive Fracked Oil Destined For Bay Area; Neighbors Rail Against Chemical Trains

Major plans are underway to bring fracked oil to the Bay Area by rail from North Dakota. It turns out the oil is not your average crude.

01/11/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies in Santa Rosa on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Memorial To Teen Shot, Killed By Sonoma County Sherriff’s Deputy Damaged In Fire

Investigators Thursday afternoon collected bags of charred and burned items from a memorial altar to 13-year-old Andy Lopez that was damaged in a blaze at the field southwest of Santa Rosa where the teen was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in October.

01/02/2014

One of the gnomes stolen from the home of Frank and Janet Rossini in Concord. The statues were returned on December 24, 2013. (CBS)

Concord Family Rejoices After Sentimental Stolen Gnomes Returned

What a Concord family grieving the loss of their daughter wanted this Christmas was the gnomes stolen from their front yard returned. In what they are calling a miracle, the statues with a very special meaning were returned on Christmas Eve.

12/25/2013

Surveillance footage of a woman suspected of robbing a Patelco Credit Union branch in Fremont. Police describe the woman as 5'8" between 130 and 170 pounds. (Fremont Police Department)

Video Shows Woman Suspected In Bay Area Bank Robberies

A video from the Fremont Police Department obtained by KPIX 5 on Friday shows a woman who recently robbed a credit union branch. Authorities said she may have robbed other banks in the area.

12/14/2013

Authorities said a dark colored Porsche Cayenne SUV struck a man outside the Shadow Ultra Lounge near 13th and Harrison in Oakland on November 24, 2013. (CBS)

Driver Strikes Oakland Bartender In Hit-And-Run Caught On Camera

The Oakland Police Department is looking for a driver who plowed into a bartender and left the scene, in an incident caught on surveillance video.

11/28/2013

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