Holly Quan

hollyquan20100908 kcbs 0017r1 Holly QuanBorn and raised in Oakland, Holly graduated from San Francisco State. She got her start in radio at age 16 by interviewing high school friends for the Oakland based radio news magazine “Youth News.” As a teen reporter In 1984, she covered the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco and was hooked on news. “I got Ed Bradley, Bill Moyers and Walter Cronkite’s autographs on the same page. Twenty years later at the Democratic Convention in Boston, I still got butterflies when CBS News’ Bob Schieffer strolled by.”

Her first job came three days after graduating from college at KQED-FM, first as a producer, then reporter and anchor covering the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire. After a few years at KPIX-FM, she found her home at KCBS in 1997 as a reporter and anchor.

Holly isn’t really a foodie, she just loves to eat, whether it’s roasting Hawaiian kalua pig or testing out the latest izakaya. After studying French for 12 years, Holly tried to learn Italian, but can only reliably speak dim sum, sushi and tapas.

“It is my privilege to experience first-hand the key moments in Bay Area history — like San Francisco’s gay marriage movement — and bring those human stories to our listeners. Whether it’s standing in the driving rain so commuters know what’s flooded and what’s not, or investigating disproportionate cancer rates in Marin County, these are the stories of our communities and ultimately the stories of our lives.”

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CALISTOGA, CA - OCTOBER 12: CalFire firefighter Trevor Smith uses a hose as he monitors a firing operation while battling the Tubbs Fire on October 12, 2017 near Calistoga, California. At least thirty one people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 3,500 homes and businesses in several Northern California counties. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Firefighter & Wine Country Fires Victim Bounces Back

AUDIO: KCBS reporter Holly Quan checks back with one victim an Oakland firefighter who’s just settling his family into temporary housing this week.


Petaluma Rancher In Search of Heroes Who Saved Her Miniature Horses

AUDIO: In Petaluma, one rancher is determined to identify and thank dozens of mystery rescuers who helped evacuate over 100 mini horses…


See’s Candies Ramps Up Production For a Busy Holiday Season

KCBS Reporter Holly Quan fulfills a childhood dream by taking the See’s Candies tour in South San Francisco…


A house is seen with a "For Sale" sign on it on (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Half Of Bay Area Residents Thinking About Leaving Over Home Prices

Home prices in the Bay Area are so high that half of all local residents are thinking about leaving, new research suggests.


Visitors take photos and view various fish and shark species in a one-million gallon tank exhibit depicting the open ocean at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Monterey Bay, Steinhart Aquariums Phasing Out Plastic To Save Oceans

Nearly 20 aquariums nationwide have pledged to phase out plastic items, such as straws and bottles, in an effort to save the world’s oceans.


Oakland Coliseum

Die Hard Raiders Fans Urged To Show Up To Key Votes In Oakland

Oakland city leaders and Alameda County Supervisors will vote separately Tuesday over a deal to replace the aging Coliseum and keep the Raiders in town. Die hard Raider fans are being urged to show up to both.


Number Of Uber, Lyft Drivers Dwarfs San Francisco’s Taxi Fleet

45,000 Uber and Lyft drivers are registered to drive the streets of San Francisco.


Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette as she waits for customers at the Vapor Shark store on April 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Brandon Leidel, CEO, Director of Operations Vapor Shark, said he welcomes the annoucement by the Food and Drug Administration that they are proposing the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the popular devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval for their products. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

E-Cigs Could Help Quitters Avoid Typical Weight Gain, Research Suggests

British researchers have discovered a new way e-cigarettes can help smokers who want to quit.


Rainbow over the San Francisco skyline. (Getty Images)

San Francisco Jumps Up List Of Places To Grow Wealth To Number One

Sky high property values and big high tech paychecks may be what’s frustrating long time San Francisco residents but they’re also what’s prompting Bankrate dot com to rank the City as number one for places to build wealth.


Division Between Police, Communities Seems Wider Than Ever

Never before have we seen such a deep division between police and the communities they’re pledged to protect, and some local officers and departments are trying to stay mindful while they’re every move is under a microscope.



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