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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Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC President Janet Napolitano Will Not Implement Tuition Increases During Summer Session

She is still working with Governor Jerry Brown on a plan to avoid tuition increases altogether.


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Police Along Peninsula Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

As more drivers become distracted with their smartphones and other devices, police along the Peninsula will be out in extra force on Tuesday writing up citations to remind them of the dangers not just to themselves, but for everyone else on the road.


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Former State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Injured After Hit-And-Run Crash In San Francisco: Suspect Arrested

A 32-year-old San Francisco man is facing a string of charges resulting from a day-long crime spree that ended in a violent crash that injured a former Supervisor and State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and three others.


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6-Alarm Grass Fire In Pacifica Contained, Roads Reopen

Roads have reopened and a Pacifica neighborhood is getting back to normal after a six-alarm vegetation fire forced the evacuation of about 80 homes early Monday morning, fire officials said.


Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir, with Crystal Springs Dam and an elevated portion of Interstate 280 in the background. (SF Public Utilities Commission)

San Francisco PUC Dumps 50 Million Gallons Of Water Into Bay To Test Drainage Upgrades

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will dump millions of gallons of water into the Bay and some Peninsula residents may notice their local creek on the rise.


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Multi-Car Crash On NB 101 Just North Of Golden Gate Bridge On Day 1 Of New Median Barrier

Six vehicles were involved in a collision on northbound Highway 101 Monday morning, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge but within the zone of the new movable barriers installed over the weekend.


A Dublin attack victim is tended to by first responders. (CBS)

72-Year-Old Woman Beaten, Robbed Near West Dublin BART Station

The incident occurred in broad daylight on Wednesday and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and getaway driver.


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Overturned Big-Rig On WB I-580 In Dublin, Loaded With 6,000 Cases Of Beer, Causes Huge Backup For Morning Commute

The California Highway Patrol Thursday morning issued a Sig-alert following a crash involving an overturned big-rig on Interstate Highway 580 in Dublin that has caused a huge backup for the commute.


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LGBT Community Members Shutdown Hwy 101 In San Francisco Protesting Police Violence

Members of San Francisco’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are marching Christmas Eve morning and plan to shutdown Highway 101 at Octavia Street in a protest over recent police violence.


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Popular Trail At San Francisco’s Lands End Closed Off Due To Landslide

While the rains have passed for a while, the earth continues to move in the Bay Area as a large hillside along a parking lot at Lands End in San Francisco started to slide on Monday.




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