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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Unusual Sea Life Sightings More Common With Warmer El Niño Waters

Scientists and sport fishermen are seeing more signs of an aquatic shift due to warmer coastal waters, with unusual sea life being caught outside of Monterey Bay and Half Moon Bay.


A shuttle commonly known as a "Google Bus" arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

Program That Lets Tech Shuttles Use Public Bus Stops Working, SF Transit Agency Says

San Francisco’s transit planners are calling a pilot program involving those controversial tech buses a success.


Castlemont High School football players on the field. (KCBS)

East Oakland Football Coach Helping Students Stay Fed Through Crowdsourcing

With pre-season football upon us, Bay Area High School fields are busy with two a day practices, but in East Oakland, in one of the poorest neighborhoods, one coach is trying to raise a team with kids that often don’t see three meals a day.


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California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.


Workers overlook the base of the Bay Bridge on May 18, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Cracks Found In Rods On New Bay Bridge, Integrity Of 400 Remaining Fasteners Called Into Question

Engineers say the rods may need to be repaired or replaced if the problem is found to be widespread.


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Richmond Police Dog In Critical Condition After Being Shot By Officer Who Was Bit

A Richmond police dog is in critical condition after being shot by a police officer who the dog bit Tuesday morning, according to a police sergeant.


A woman cries as she leaves flowers at the scene of a balcony collapse at an apartment building near UC Berkeley on June 16, 2015 in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Irish Priest Details Heartbreak As He Comforts Friends of Victims In Berkeley Balcony Collapse

Father Aidan McAleenan spent the initial hours after the tragedy comforting victims and their friends at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.


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Petaluma Police Looking For Who’s Targeting Trucks, Stealing Catalytic Converters

Petaluma police say in the last week, 17 trucks have had their catalytic converters stolen, most likely for the value of their recyclable metal.


Silvia and Cory McCollow, owners of Nido in Oakland, representing the Warriors and Cavaliers. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Oakland Restaurant Nido Offers To Host Lebron James, Cavs During NBA Finals

Not everyone is cheering for the Warriors in Oakland. Nido owner Cory McCollow is a diehard Cavs fans, and wants to host the team for dinner during the Finals.


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California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.



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