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Jeff Bell

jeff bell20100908 kcbs 0122r Jeff BellA Bay Area native, Jeff is thrilled to be at KCBS, a station he remembers his grandfather listening to during so many of their earliest visits. (Grandpa, now 95, still tunes in every day!) Jeff traces his passion for news back to his high school journalism teacher, who instilled in him both a fascination with, and a great respect for, the field. (The two remain friends to this day.)

Thinking that journalism would be a hobby and not a career, Jeff went off to U.C. Irvine to study civil engineering, and then to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, to get his M.B.A. Along the way, he began working in radio and set off on a circuitous path that first led him to KCBS in 1993. After two years as a part-time anchor/reporter for the station, Jeff left for fulltime work at KFBK in Sacramento, where he spent the next eight years anchoring drive-time news programs. He returned to KCBS in 2004.

During his career, Jeff has also worked as a television news writer (for KTVU’s Mornings on Two program), a traffic reporter, and a Capitol correspondent in Sacramento.

When not behind a microphone, Jeff spends much of his time working on his own various writing projects. A longtime sailboarder and recreational sailor, Jeff’s next big goal is to attempt to kiteboard. He’s still working up the nerve to sign up for lessons!

Jeff and his wife have two daughters, who along with their golden retriever, keep them extremely busy… and very happy!

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KCBS Animal Update: Living With Animals Adapting To Urban Environments

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says animals adapting to the urban environment is about more than just squirrels learning how to steal your sandwich at the park from one another and that we should learn to live in harmony.

12/31/2013

Baby Pigs.

Pig Virus Spreads To Dogs, Killing One Pet In California

Circovirus was previously thought to only be carried in pigs and parrots.

12/24/2013

Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Animal Update: Tail Wagging Might Not Mean Dogs Are Happy

We love it when we see a dog wagging its tail and we assume they’re happy, but is it really that simple? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA says “of course not”.

12/17/2013

KCBS Animal Update: Non-Surgical Sterilization

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF ASPCA says while non-surgical sterilization for pets doesn’t quite exist yet, it is on the horizon and will be coming on the market very soon.

12/09/2013

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KCBS Animal Update: Holiday Safety For Pets

With the holiday season upon us, there are different potential dangers that pet owners should be aware of. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA talks about some of the common issues.

11/25/2013

Macy's. (CBS)

KCBS Animal Update: How Much Is That Doggie In The Holiday Window?

It seems that the holidays come earlier and earlier every year, but it is an exciting time for the San Francisco ASPCA with their animals being the stars of Macy’s Holiday Windows in Union Square for its 27th year.

11/18/2013

KCBS Animal Update: The Fungus Among Us

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF ASPCA says veterinarians encounter ringworm the most, but researchers are trying to find out more about another fungus that is killing off bats, an important part of our ecosystem.

11/11/2013

KCBS Animal Update: Halloween Safety for Pets

While many people search out ways to scare themselves on Halloween, your pet is less interested in feelings of horror.

10/29/2013

Animal Update: How Much Do Pets Remember?

It’s an interesting topic many pet owners may not consider: do our pets have much in the way of a memory?

09/30/2013

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KCBS Animal Update: Canine Influenza

Canine influenza emerged about 10 years ago when it popped up in greyhound racing tracks in Florida. Since then it’s spread and has peppered itself across half the United States.

09/24/2013

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