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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A volunteer youth basketball coach has been hospitalized after friends and relatives said other coaches brutally assaulted him during a tournament in Oakland.
California lawmakers are considering bills to regulate videos of police activities and law enforcement’s acquisition of surplus military equipment as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters rally outside the governor’s office.
A Bay Area woman thought she would never get a prized family painting back, months after it was stolen right off her doorstep.
When was the last time you were so frustrated with your neighbor, you wrote them a letter and posted it to Facebook for all to see? Some neighbors in one Oakland neighborhood have simply had it.
Regal Cinema is posting signs at all their theaters warning patrons that their bags are now subject to searches before entering the theater.
Children will be filling the halls of Oakland schools next week, but will there be teachers to greet them? A shortage of teachers has administrators scrambling to fill dozens of positions in the next few days.
Family, friends and activists held a vigil Friday night for a man who was fatally shot by Oakland Police officers on Wednesday. They are disputing police findings and accounts from witnesses that he was pointing a gun at officers.
The public will soon get a chance to weigh in on what, until now, has been a hush-hush plan to bring millions of tons of coal into the Bay Area.
Residents of an Oakland neighborhood said they’re getting a raw deal from the city when it comes to road repairs.
In a voyage a decade in the making, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swept by Pluto Tuesday. As cheers went up inside NASA’s Mission Control, hundreds of people partying at Chabot Space and Science Center were cheering as well.