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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Attempted burglary suspects in Oakland. (Photo: Nelson Luesse)

Oakland Family Plagued By Attempted Robberies

Police say would-be robbers went after people several times in a span of a few hours in an Oakland neighborhood that’s seen it before.


Oakland Latham Square Uptown

Oakland’s Latham Square Reopens After 3-Year Makeover

People in Oakland got their first look at a transformed neighborhood centerpiece Thursday.


Woman robbed in Oakland caught on camera. (CBS)

Caught On Video: Oakland Woman Robbed In Broad Daylight By Motorist

A young mother in Oakland got out of her car and moments later was confronted by a man with a gun. A video captured the robbery.


Oakland Apartments

Oakland’s Chinatown Tenement Residents Face Unbearable Conditions, Evictions

Dozens of residents enduring poor living conditions at a tenement building in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood may face eviction.



Neighbor Chases Down Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Teen Boy In Dublin

A 17-year-old boy took his dog for a walk and ended up in the hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash in the East Bay.


Oakland church housing contruction

Oakland Gospel Church Building Low-Income Housing Complex

An Oakland church is expanding its work from preaching to building. Acts Full Gospel Church recently broke ground on a low-income housing project in East Oakland.



Oakland Gospel Church Builds Low-Income Housing Complex

Low-income housing is scarce in Oakland, but one church is taking on the matter and working from the ground up.


Security line at Oakland International Airport. (CBS)

Oakland Airport Hires Private Security Guards To Help Speed Up TSA Lines

Oakland is trying to keep passengers happy. The airport will hire 30 private security guards to help speed up the line.


Celeste Guap, the woman at center of alleged police sex scandal (CBS/Facebook)

Underage Sex Scandal Rocks Oakland Police Department

An internal affairs investigation is underway focusing on a sordid tale of several Oakland police officers who allegedly had sex with an underage girl.


Vallejo Real Estate Market

Vallejo Rebounds From Recession And Realtors Rejoice

The city of Vallejo is bouncing back from recession and bankruptcy and local real estate prices show it.



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