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Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook, KPIX 5 Anchor

Elizabeth Cook, KPIX 5 Anchor

Elizabeth Cook is co-anchor for KPIX 5 News at 5, 6, 10 (KBCW) and 11pm. Cook is a seven-time Emmy and two-time Edward R Murrow recipient. She is also the recipient of a Nor Cal RTNDA award in 2012.

She began her career in Palm Springs where she was a reporter, morning anchor and then the primary evening anchor for the NBC affiliate, KMIR.

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She covered various events that attracted national attention including the death of President Gerald Ford, the devastating Sawtooth Complex Fires and the deadly Black Friday Toy R Us shooting.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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Macroskeledies Micas, discovered by two researchers at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. (CBS)

Odd Mammal Discovered: Monogamous Mouse-Size Creature Related To Elephant

Two Bay Area scientists are set to unveil a groundbreaking mammal, which was found by accident. It’s related to elephants and can fit in the palm of your hand.

06/26/2014

Students learning in a "Do-it-yourself" home school.(CBS)

‘Do-It-Yourself’ Home Schooling Growing In Silicon Valley

Think about school, and most of us imagine a classroom packed with kids. But whether it’s practicing French online with a native speaker, or keeping the beat in the garage during music class, parents are embracing a new kind of school, the do-it-yourself kind.

06/23/2014

Billy Ray Brown Jr., son of the owner of the local B and B Livestock auction, is accused of sending a horse called Lacey out of state to slaughter for human consumption. (Madera County Sheriff / CBS)

Auctioneer 1st Man Charged Under California Law To Protect Horses From Slaughter

They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.

06/05/2014

A northern spotted owl. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern California

Killing one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.

05/21/2014

O'Donnell Family

Eager Buyers Bid Big, Snag San Francisco Home That Wasn’t For Sale

After a year of being beat out on every San Francisco property they bid on, a family switched realtors and bought a house that wasn’t for sale.

05/09/2014

Noah Shin has neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the developing nerve cells. He is undergoing radiation treatment at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. (CBS)

UCSF Children’s Hospital Doctors Turn 3-Year-Old Boy Radioactive To Treat Deadly Neuroblastoma

A San Jose boy named Noah is at his home with his family in San Jose, after doctors turned him radioactive. It sounds like science fiction, but this special treatment may be the only thing saving his life.

05/01/2014

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New Bay Area Alcoholism Treatment Uses Implant To Curb Cravings, ‘Growing Pains’ Star Talks About Addiction

A new treatment for alcoholism is now in the Bay Area. While it’s not a cure, it may help more individuals achieve sobriety. Among those who claim it works is an actor whose battle with the bottle began in childhood.

04/30/2014

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

California Lottery Changes Lead To Brisk Sales

After years of losing revenue, the California Lottery is once again booming and selling tickets at a brisk pace.

04/24/2014

Smart Pill and Patch

Hi-Tech Health Monitor Works When You Swallow It

A Redwood City-based company has invented a revolutionary new health monitoring system that involves swallowing a tiny sensor that transmits information to an external body monitor and stores the information online.

02/23/2014

Sovaldi

Foster City-Based Gilead’s Breakthrough Hepatitis Drug Costs $1,000 Per Pill

Doctors are calling a newly-approved drug a “ revolution” in treating the most common blood-borne infection in the United States. But patient advocates warn how those who need it may not be able to afford it; and noisy protests from Paris to San Francisco are trying to drive the displeasure over the price into the open.

02/18/2014

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