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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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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