Christin Ayers

CHRISTIN-AYERS_BIO-HEADChristin 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 90-foot pine tree fell down on Thomas Vong's home in Berkeley on February 6, 2015. (CBS)

Storm Knocks Down 30,000 Pound Tree Onto Berkeley Home

The wind that whipped through the East Bay hills Friday evening did not just knock over a tree in Berkeley, it ripped it completely from its roots.

02/06/2015

The marquee at the Elmwood-Rialto theater in Berkeley hasn't been changed in months because of safety violations. (CBS)

Berkeley Theater’s Marquee Unchanged For Months After CAL-OSHA Worker Walking By Spots Safety Violations

A Berkeley movie theater in business for a century is stuck between a rock and a hard place after a CAL-OSHA worker noticed a theater worker changing the marquee without approved safety measures.

02/04/2015

Children playing at school. (CBS)

Berkeley’s Measles Ultimatum: 21-Day Quarantine For Unvaccinated Kids If Outbreak Spreads

With the measles outbreak spreading fast, Berkeley has issued an ultimatum for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

02/02/2015

Jennifer Simon (right) with her daughter Livia, who has been quarantined due to a measles outbreak. (CBS)

Over 30 Alameda County Children Put In Isolation Over Measles Outbreak

As the number of measles cases rise in California, more than 30 children in Alameda County have been put in isolation because of the outbreak.

01/23/2015

KPIX 5 reporter Christin Ayers rides in the fire breathing snail car with artist Jon Sarriugarte, who helped create the car. (CBS)

New Oakland Mayor’s Fire-Breathing Snail Car Created By Local Artists

The new mayor of Oakland has been meeting the community in the hottest ride in town: a fire-breathing snail car dreamt up by local artists.

01/14/2015

Protesters in Oakland vandalized a Christmas tree in Jack London Square Thursday evening. (CBS)

Oakland Protesters Smash Windows, Vandalize Christmas Tree In ‘No Time Off’ Demonstration

A protest march targeting police shootings turned violent in Oakland on Christmas night as protesters smashed windows, looted stores and damaged a Christmas in Jack London Square.

12/25/2014

Surveillance footage captures a package thief in action stealing from Bryan Nalette's Vallejo home. (Courtesy: Bryan Nalette)

Box Of Dog Poop Left For Package Thief After Vallejo Homeowner Gets Fed Up

A Vallejo homeowner fed up with package thefts from his front porch left a stinky surprise boxed up for the thief with a little help from his dog.

12/23/2014

Noleen Pal. (CBS)

Ex-Wife Of Sydney Gunman Sought Refuge In Bay Area Before She Was Murdered

The ex-wife of the gunman who held people hostage in a Sydney, Australia restaurant for 16 hours this week sought refuge in the Bay Area from her abusive ex-husband before she was killed, the woman’s relatives told KPIX 5.

12/16/2014

A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. Pantaleo had suspected Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

#CrimingWhileWhite Showcasing Racial Inequality In Police Tactics

Confessions are trending on social media Thursday night as users share crimes they say they were given just a slap on the wrist because of their race.

12/04/2014

A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. Pantaleo had suspected Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Black Parents In Oakland, Across U.S. Giving Their Sons ‘The Talk’ So They Won’t End Up Like Eric Garner

Even New York City mayor Bill de Blasio confessed that he has had with his own son Dante, who is half black.

12/04/2014

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