Christin Ayers

christin ayers bio head Christin Ayers

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.

E-mail Christin

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.

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 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

Trashed Rental

Nightmare Renters: Exchange Students Accused Of Trashing San Francisco Home Before Leaving Country

A San Francisco landlord thought she would give exchange students from Ireland a break on rent for staying in her home. But a break doesn’t begin to describe what she discovered when they moved out.

09/19/2014

Kira Kazantsev (credit: The Miss America Organization)

Miss America From Walnut Creek Criticized Over Planned Parenthood Internship

The woman who grew up in the East Bay and won the Miss America pageant earlier this week is under fire for a recent internship with Planned Parenthood.

09/18/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, candidate and city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. (CBS)

New Poll Finds Rebecca Kaplan Has Commanding Lead Over Jean Quan In Oakland Mayor’s Race

With less than two months until Election Day, a new poll has found city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan with a commanding lead over incumbent Jean Quan in the race for Oakland mayor.

09/11/2014

UC Berkeley professor developed this earthquake early warning system for about $100. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Professor Builds $100 Earthquake Early Warning System

Could low-cost quake detectors become as common as smoke detectors in California homes? A professor at UC Berkeley said he built an alarm himself, for about $100.

09/10/2014

Protesters against fracked oil trains held a demonstration outside the Kinder-Morgan rail yard in Richmond on September 4, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters Against Fracked Oil Deliveries Chain Themselves At Richmond Yard

A dramatic showdown at a rail yard in Richmond on Thursday as protesters locked themselves to a gate to disrupt operations at the facility.

09/05/2014

An Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Say Officer Acted Within Policy Detaining Firefighter And His Kids, Video Released

Video has surfaced of a tense situation between a white Oakland police officer and a black off-duty firefighter outside the fire station where he worked. Meanwhile, police said the officer was “within policy” during the incident.

09/03/2014

previous

next

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 58,237 other followers