Christin Ayers

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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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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)

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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

Surveillance video of a pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run that killed 50-year-old Michelle Braz on Willow Pass Road in Pittsburg on August 31, 2014. (Pittsburg Police Department)

Surveillance Video Captures Fatal Hit-And-Run In Pittsburg, Pickup Sought

Authorities are hoping newly-released surveillance video will lead to the driver of a pickup truck that fatally struck a woman in Pittsburg on Sunday night.

09/03/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Motors Looks To Install Massive Sign Near Fremont Plant

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08/28/2014

Scene from "Cops and Robbers" a one man play by Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Jinho Ferreira. (Vimeo / CBS)

Bay Area Officer Provides Unique Perspective On Police Shootings In One-Man Play

A Bay Area police officer said he can relate to both sides of the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. Jinho Ferreira, a musician who protested the Oscar Grant shooting turned police officer and playwright, hopes his duel perspectives can reach many different people.

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Traffic problems kept scores of music fans from arriving on time to Candlestick Park for the Paul McCartney concert Thursday night.

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