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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Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for US President Barack Obama to help free Gross during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions

The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.

12/17/2014

A damaged jeep that was set on fire at Cumberland and Church streets in San Francisco on December 17, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Investigators Looking Into 4 Suspicious Car Fires Near Noe Valley Neighborhood In San Francisco

Fire investigators said they believe the fires were set between 3:00 and 4:30 Wednesday morning and all occurred in a 10-15 block area.

12/17/2014

Flooding in Downtown Healdsburg, December 11th, 2014 (KCBS)

Sonoma, Marin Counties Declares State Of Emergency After Storms, Flooding

Rising storm costs are forcing some Northern California counties, including two in the Bay Area, to turn to the state for help as they declare local states of emergency.

12/16/2014

Rainy Day

Homeowner Evacuated After Heavy Rains Cause Mudslide In Tiburon Backyard

Heavy rains early Tuesday morning caused a landslide in a Tiburon homeowner’s backyard, forcing him to evacuate.

12/16/2014

Protesters block Broadway St. in Oakland, December 15, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Block Entrance To Oakland Police Headquarters; 25 Arrested

Police arrested 25 protesters Monday morning who chained themselves to the Oakland Police Department headquarters and shut down nearby streets to call for the end of police killings of unarmed black people.

12/15/2014

Large Winter Storm Brings Heavy Rains To Northern California

Heavy Rains Monday Cause Flooded Roadways, Traffic Backups, Power Outages

It may not be as windy as last week, but there’s plenty more rain in Monday’s forecast and more people on the roads are causing several traffic backups for commuters.

12/15/2014

Graffiti on the window front of Beauty's Bagel Shop on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California on November 26, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Businesses In Oakland’s Temescal Neighborhood Cleaning Up After Another Night Of Ferguson Protests

Businesses on Telegraph Avenue were hit hardest following a second night of protests in Oakland over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/26/2014

(Holly Quan/CBS)

Oakland Begins Cleanup After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Protest Leaves Downtown Businesses Vandalized, Looted

Work crews on Tuesday morning began cleaning up downtown, where demonstrators protesting the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown set fires, smashed store-front windows and looted businesses on Monday night.

11/25/2014

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

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