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 Sees Double-Digit Drop In Murders And Gunfire According To ShotSpotter Analysis

Oakland police claim the city is seeing a double-digit drop in murders and gunfire according to the first year-to-year analysis from ShotSpotter, a gunfire detection company.


Google Nexus One Smartphone. (CBS)

Survey Suggests We’re Not As Cyber-Security Conscious As We Think

A new survey out from a San Francisco-based mobile security company says we’re not as cyber-security and privacy conscious as we like to think we are.


Blueberries (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Worker Strike In Mexico Has Ripple Effects On San Francisco’s Blueberry Supply

There’s no shortage of blueberries for your morning yogurt yet, but a farm-worker strike in Mexico over wages is having a ripple effect at the San Francisco produce market.


FOLSOM, CA - JULY 20:  In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011 in El Folsom, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) FOLSOM, CA - AUGUST 19:  (Bottom) Low water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on August 19, 2014 in El Folsom, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe Drought

Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.


An Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mother Dies In Afternoon Oakland Shooting While Protecting Her Children

Police say a woman who was killed by gunfire Monday afternoon in West Oakland, was simply trying to get her young children to safety when she was shot in the head. The woman’s children were not hurt.


Scene of a double homicide in San Francisco's Crocker Amazon neighborhood. March 9, 2015.  (photo credit: Rachel Mosley/ KPIX)

2 Men Found Shot To Death Near SF Crocker-Amazon Playground; 2 Suspects Sought

San Francisco police are investigating the killing of two young men shot to death sitting in car parked near a playground in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood.


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SF Ferry Building Developers Sign On To Bring Waterfront Public Market To Jack London Square

The hope is that Water Street Market will rival the Ferry Building and Oxbow Market in Napa, but with an East Bay feel.


Sinbad's on the Embarcadero (CBS)

Longtime Waterfront Restaurant In San Francisco Told To Leave

Sinbad’s, a San Francisco waterfront restaurant that has been an institution since the 1970s, is being told to clear out by March 21.


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A ‘Free Ride’: Silicon Valley Tech Companies Sit Out Net Neutrality Fight Amid FCC Vote

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The Federal Communications Commission will take a vote Thursday morning adopting rules for broadband providers to keep the Internet neutral—a long battle that, according to one Stanford scholar, Silicon Valley tech […]


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Bake Sales The Next Battleground For Childhood Obesity? Doctors Offer New Guidelines For Treating Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a new policy statement that wants parents and teachers to consider healthier or non food options when it comes to bake sales, birthday parties and fundraisers.




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