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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To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Monifa, Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name and url of sponsoring organization.

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Store On Oakland/Berkeley Border Narrowly Avoids Sugary Beverage Tax

Shoppers at a store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley has missed a new tax on sugary beverages by inches.

11/06/2014

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California Lottery Data Shows Some Ticket Sellers Winning Dozens, Hundreds Of Times

How many times have you played the lottery and lost? You’d have better luck at the blackjack table. But some people in California are winning hundreds of times, sometimes multiple times a day.

10/31/2014

A lot cleared of debris after the Boles Fire tore through the town of Weed in Siskiyou County. (CBS)

One Month After Wildfire Scorches Town Of Weed, Cleanup In High Gear

One month ago, the Boles Fire tore through the town of Weed in Siskiyou County, wiping out almost 200 homes in a matter of hours. Today, the cleanup is in high gear.

10/14/2014

Liberian Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits carry the body of a  victim of the Ebola virus on September 12, 2014 in a district of Monrovia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Bay Area Liberians Worry About Friends, Family In Homeland As Ebola Death Toll Rises

The worst Ebola virus outbreak in history is ravaging Liberia, where Alex Lewis was born. About 4,000 Liberians live in Oakland, and all of them are worried about the health of family and friends in their homeland.

10/14/2014

Oakland Mayoral Debate

Mayoral Candidates Bring Message To Deep East Oakland In Latest Debate

The people who want to be mayor of Oakland turned their attention to a part of town that could sure use major attention. While the candidates are looking for votes, people who live in East Oakland want the winner to remember them when they are elected.

10/10/2014

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Uptick In Algae Leaving Moldy Aftertaste In East Bay Water

Residents who live in the Contra Costa Water District say their tap water has been tasting strange lately.

10/10/2014

Gopher holes on a soccer field in the East Bay. (CBS)

Gopher Holes Likely Responsible For Sports Injury That Hospitalized Fremont Girl For 3 Days

Gopher holes are likely responsible for an injury that hospitalized a Fremont girl for three days.

10/06/2014

Cell phone video from a bystander shows a sideshow in Oakland before a Mustang smashed into the crowd. (Source: WorldStar Hip Hop)

Caught On Camera: Oakland Sideshow Driver Crashes Into Onlookers

Cell phone video shows a sideshow in Oakland that went terribly wrong after dragging on for hours.

09/29/2014

Attendees at the Napa Valley Rocks earthquake relief fundraiser on September 25, 2014. (CBS)

One Month After Magnitude 6.0 Quake, Napa Rocks Again For Disaster Relief

More than a month after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake, the Napa Valley is rocking again in a more positive way as a four-day fundraiser for quake relief begins.

09/26/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

It’s ‘Hella’ Time: Oakland Mayoral Candidate Libby Schaaf Adopts Unconventional Slogan

A candidate for Oakland mayor is using a certain word that politicians don’t usually say, a word that is unique to the Bay Area.

09/23/2014

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