Da Lin


Da Lin is an award-winning journalist at KPIX 5 News. He joined KPIX 5 in 2012, but has been reporting the news in the Bay Area since 2007. Da grew up in Oakland, and before his return to the Bay Area, he spent five years covering the news at three other television stations in Texas, Southern and Central California. He also spent five years reporting at KRON 4.

Da has traveled and lived all over the world, from China to England, but he says his heart belongs in the Bay Area. He says there’s simply no place like it. Da’s coverage of major stories including the Oscar Grant killing has earned him 10 awards from the Bay Area Press Photographers’ Association and the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors’ Association.

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Vallejo Schoolyard Taunt Leads To Fatal Shooting Between Kids’ Fathers

A schoolyard taunt between first graders in Vallejo turned into a fatal showdown between two dads, according to police.


Horrific Oakland Crash Into Three Children Caught On Camera

Shocking surveillance video that shows a terrifying recent collision as a car slams into three children walking through an Oakland crosswalk has neighbors calling for changes.


SFPD Investigates Skateboard Collision Caught On Camera

A skateboarder who crashed into an SFPD patrol car was badly hurt and witnesses say an officer contributed to his wipeout.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/13/2017

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Stinky, Smelly Drinking Water In Tri-Valley Deemed Safe To Drink

The drinking water for hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents is leaving them with a bad taste in their mouths, along with a smell of rotten eggs.


Oakland Unified Moves To Cut Reading Clinic For Special Ed Students

Oakland Unified says it’s cutting a popular reading clinic for special education students because the district can no longer afford it.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/01/2017

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Approval Given To Develop Old Mervyn’s Headquarters In Hayward

Hayward is finally moving forward with one of the biggest business development projects in the East Bay in years — redeveloping the old Mervyn’s headquarters.


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Piece Of Berkeley History Uncovered At Estate Sale

It is a piece of Berkeley history that most thought they would never get a chance to see in person.


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Benicia Residents Worry Their Homes Will Flood When Storm Drains Fill

Major storms will sometimes overwhelm a Benicia drainpipe, sending water onto the street and flooding homes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/06/2017

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BART Wrestles With Ridership Slump, Considers Rolling Back Services

Despite packed trains, BART ridership is down. And commuters could end up paying the price.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/24/2017

Founder Of Bette’s Oceanview Diner In Berkeley Leaves Behind A Legacy

Bette Kroening, the founder of Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, is remembered and missed by her family, longtime customers and employees.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/23/2017


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