Christin Ayers is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 and profiles low-income, underserved Bay Area teenagers, continuing the series started by Wendy Tokuda, “Students Rising Above.”
Christin is also host of the public affairs program “Black Renaissance.”
She is a fifth-generation Californian. Christin earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her Masters from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
She studied literature and media at Oxford University in England. Christin started her journalism career in Missoula, Montana and later worked in Denver before coming back to the Bay Area.
Christin’s notable stories include coverage of Bay Area families affected by sex trafficking, broken surveillance cameras in local parks and the Oakland Police Department’s de-escalation policies. Her most memorable interview was with Barack Obama.
Christin loves reading, wine-tasting, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She and her husband live in the East Bay.
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The Trump White House is floating a new idea about how to pay for the construction of a border wall with Mexico.