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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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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

The West Oakland Youth Center sits vacant after a multi-million dollar remodel (CBS)

Oakland Youth Center Sits Empty After $8 Million Renovation

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has said repeatedly that the kids of Oakland need things to do that keep them off the street, so why is a brand-new youth center is sitting empty?

11/22/2013

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Lawsuits Prompt Bay Area Sheriffs To Issue Concealed Weapons Permits

The Bay Area has traditionally been a tough place to legally carry a concealed loaded gun. But that may be changing.

11/20/2013

Kevin Barrera was found shot to death in Richmond in August 2009. A satellite image in Google Maps showed his dead body while police were investigating. (CBS)

Google Maps To Remove Images Of Richmond Teen Murder Scene

Google has agreed to take down a satellite image on Google Maps that shows a crime scene involving the death of a 14-year-old boy.

11/18/2013

KPIX 5's Christin Ayers is shown a sweepstakes game at an internet cafe. A customer buys internet time to use and in exchange they are rewarded with a chance to win cash. (CBS)

Bay Area Sweepstakes Cafes Fight Closures With Lawsuits

They have been popping up in strip malls all over the Bay Area: Internet cafes that look a lot like mini casinos. While local authorities are trying to shut them down, a gray area of the law is proving hard to tackle.

11/14/2013

KPIX 5 has obtained an artist's drawing of what a completed Google barge would look like. (CBS)

Documents Reveal Design Of Completed Google Barge

Documents submitted to the Port of San Francisco have shed new light on Google’s mysterious barge docked off Treasure Island.

11/08/2013

Paulo Netto, a student from Brazil, was last seen in San Francisco on the night of October 28, 2013. (CBS)

Brazilian Man Visiting San Francisco Remains Missing After 1 Week

A student from Brazil visiting San Francisco is missing more than a week after he called his family with a disturbing message. Meanwhile, his family has arrived in the Bay Area to help find him.

11/05/2013

A lab technician works on a blood sample at a hospital. (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Who Is Making Money From Bay Area Blood Donations?

Every year, millions of people across the nation and in the Bay Area donate their blood for free. KPIX 5 has discovered some are making a fortune off those donations.

11/01/2013

A sign outside Alameda Collision Repair on Park St. in Alameda. (CBS)

Man Suspected Of Attack On Alameda Auto Shop Worker Arrested After Returning For Car

An Alameda auto body shop customer was in custody following the violent robbery an employee who was giving the customer a ride home – an arrest aided by the same customer returning to the shop to pick up his vehicle, according to police.

10/02/2013

Petroleum coke, or petcoke is a byproduct of the oil refining industry. (CBS)

Dirty Substance From California’s Oil Refineries Burned Overseas

California prides itself on being one of the most environmentally conscious states in the nation. Some are calling that green promise hypocritical, because a dirty substance from the state’s oil refineries is being burned overseas.

10/01/2013

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