Holly Quan

hollyquan20100908 kcbs 0017r1 Holly QuanHolly was born and raised in Oakland and she graduated from San Francisco State. Holly secretly wants to be a Celebrity Chef, but instead has tried three times, unsuccessfully, to make homemade granola. Holly loves sushi, pasta, and Hawaiian Shave Ice (complete with azuki beans and vanilla ice cream). She loves watching the Food Network and is always looking for a good restaurant recommendation. “Someday before I die, I want to eat at French Laundry.”

After studying French for 12 years, Holly is now trying to learn Italian and she is taking a “latent” interest in Renaissance Art. While it’s been years since she was last on a dive boat, she enjoys scuba diving tropical waters in Fiji, Honduras, Great Barrier Reef, St. Martin and Hawaii. ” I would love to someday dive a World War II wreck in the South Pacific.”

“I recently finished my first 5K run in Golden Gate Park but I kept a Muni token in my pocket just in case I needed a ride to the finish line. I’m trying to cultivate my running as a way to balance out my food interests and so far its not working.”

Holly got her start in broadcasting by interviewing high school friends for a radio news magazine called Youth News. In 1984. as a teen reporter, she covered the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco and was awestruck to see all the network news big-shots in the hallways.

“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.”

“It is my privilege to experience first hand the key moments in Bay Area history like San Francisco’s Gay Marriage 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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Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking Supply

San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.

11/24/2014

Oakland Zoo

Oakland City Council Gives Green Light To Controversial Zoo Expansion Plan

Conservationists argued the Zoo is trying to build on some of the most sensitive parts of Knowland Park.

11/19/2014

(CBS SF)

Website Problems, Phone Delays Reported In 2nd Year Of Covered California Enrollment

Covered California officials say the first weekend of open enrollment for the second round of state subsidized health insurance was busy, but some shoppers found out, not all the bugs have been worked out with the website.

11/18/2014

Taxi cabs wait for fares in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Taxi Drivers Refuse To Pick Up SFO Travelers In Ride-Service Protest

Taxi-cab drivers refused to pick-up passengers at SFO Airport Monday night, in protest of ride-service companies like Uber and Lyft, leaving hundreds of travelers waiting on the curb for a ride.

11/18/2014

Artist rendition of the BART Oakland Airport Connector. (BART)

Oakland Airport’s BART Connector Opens Saturday; AirBART Drivers Feeling Job Insecurity

BART is planning a grand-opening celebration this Saturday for its long-awaited connector between Coliseum Station and the Oakland Airport, but the current AirBART drivers are worried about their jobs.

11/17/2014

Sixteen-month-old Kabibe was becoming stronger and more 
independent every day. Photo by Marianne Hale

San Francisco Zoo Enclosure Where Gorilla Was Killed May Be Outdated and Unsafe According To Expert

The San Francisco Zoo needs to update its enclosure where a baby gorilla was crushed and killed a week ago, according to a gorilla expert hired by the zoo.

11/14/2014

A man vandalizes a San Francisco Muni bus following the Giants' World Series win on October 28, 2012. 22-year-old Gregory Tyler Graniss has been arrested in the case. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Muni Tallies SF Giants Celebration Damage To Be Considerably Less Than Previous Years

San Francisco’s Muni has tallied up the damage totals for vandalism done the night the Giants won the World Series. It turns out it wasn’t as bad as last time, but officials say it’s still a black eye on the city.

11/10/2014

A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Oakland Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase; SF Mayor Ed Lee Calls It ‘A Good Bump’

San Francisco already has the highest minimum wage in the country but voters on Tuesday pushed it even higher. Now, low-wage earners in both San Francisco and Oakland will be getting raises.

11/05/2014

A man spray-paints a lawn in Southern California during a severe drought. (CBS)

Report Says Bay Area Uses The Least Amount Of Water Compared To Rest Of State

The state of California has released figures that say Bay Area residents are conserving the most water during this drought tan any other part of the state. People also happen to be getting rid of the turf on their lawns.

11/04/2014

(Holly Quan/CBS)

‘Altered State Of Happiness:’ Grateful Giants Fans Greet Team’s Return To AT& Park After World Series Win

Hundreds of Giants fans chanted “MVP” for pitcher Madison Bumgarner as the team buses rolled in at AT&T Park Thursday morning.

10/30/2014

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