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