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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Oakland Police Cruiser

Oakland Cops Who Once Spoke No English Help Bridge Divide Between Immigrant Communities

Part two of KCBS’ special series, Black & Blue – The Great Divide puts a spotlight on two Oakland cops and the unusual path they took to wearing the badge.


Extra Innings Giants Game Had Fans Choosing Between Transit & Baseball

They always tell you take public transit to AT&T Park, which usually works like a charm unless you’re in the 13th inning and checking your watch for the last BART train or ferry.


Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tweeted this view of the Bay Area from the International Space Station. (Source: Twitter user @AstroSamantha)

Groups Push To Merge Sacramento With Bay Area To Create ‘Mega Region’

With Bay Area traffic extending to Sacramento and the Central Valley corridor, its no surprise that several economic groups are pushing to rename this area the “Bay Area-Sacramento Mega Region.”


Nationwide Teacher Shortage Leaves States Looking To Fill Thousands Of Positions

School districts around the country are looking to fill teaching positions as a shortage lingers well into the start of a new year.


Food Prices Dipping Nationwide, But Hardly Noticeable For Bay Area Shoppers

Economists say that food prices nationwide are going down.


Virtual Reality Headsets Bring Smiles To Children’s Hospital Patients In Oakland

There’s a lot of cutting edge technology in hospitals these days, but virtual reality headset being tested out at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland are bringing smiles to the faces of medicine’s bravest patients.


BART Security Camera

Fake BART Cameras Not Getting Replaced Until 2017

In February, BART said it would immediately start replacing fake train cameras with real ones after a 19 year old was shot and killed aboard a train at the West Oakland station with no video evidence. But now according to KQED, retrofitting the old cars isn’t as easy as they thought.


Dallas police work near the scene where five Dallas police officers were killed on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Oakland Prayer Vigil Held In Wake Of Police Shootings; Pastor Says Freeway Shutdowns Necessary

People gathered at BeeBe memorial cathedral to mourn the loss of five Dallas police officers and the two black men who died in police shootings.


Measure AA Bay Shoreline Restoration, 20-Year Parcel Tax Passes

Environmental groups are racing to come up with plans and permits for shoreline restoration projects now that Bay Area voters have passed a $500 million parcel tax in the form of measure AA.


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Zika Virus Puts Blood Donors In Short Supply Before Usual Summer Shortage

Blood centers are ramping up ahead of the usual summer shortage, but the Zika virus is cutting into the usual pool of donors.




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