Holly 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.”
KCBS Reporter Holly Quan spends a night at SF General Hospital, where over 60 injured passengers from Asiana Flight 214 were treated in their trauma center.
AC Transit and the union representing its drivers and mechanics have been talking for the past two weeks ago, hoping to hammer out a deal before a 60-day cooling off period ends on Sunday.
In the midst of continuing contract talks following two strikes over the past year, the new president of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is looking to ban union workers from walking off the job in the future.
The family of an Oakland 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead following a tonsillectomy last week held a prayer vigil Wednesday night, hoping for a miracle.
Police recovered a stolen ATM machine from a stolen van after pursuing a wrong-way driver on Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco Wednesday morning.
BART officials say they are hopeful that negotiations with the transit agency’s two biggest labor unions Thursday and Friday will resolve a heated dispute over paid family medical leave, a spokeswoman said.
The National Transportation Safety Board hearings to investigate the crash of Asiana Flight 214 are scheduled for this week, but answers will be limited since the pilots will not be testifying.
The extreme cold weather in the country has caused some cancellations and delays at the San Francisco International Airport Monday and other airports around the Bay Area Monday morning.
Before Nelson Mandela packed the Oakland Coliseum during a 1990 tour, students at UC Berkeley had for years been staging protests over Mandela’s imprisonment and led the charge for an international movement to end apartheid.
Changes at the Oakland Police Department recommended by New York Police Commissioner William Bratton have dramatically reduced crime in the city, city officials said.
Praise for the positive impact of a re-organization that put more investigative resources at the disposal of local police captains came after officials in New York City announced Bratton would once again lead the department there.