Joe Vazquez

JOE VAZQUEZNational Emmy winner Joe Vazquez has traveled far and wide in search of a good story.

In a local TV news career that spans more than two decades, Joe has hustled after hurricanes and tropical storms in Houston and New Orleans; covered politics and police in Philadelphia; and while in the Bay Area, has covered all the majorstories; from the San Bruno explosion, to the “most dangerous street in Oakland” to a faked finger discovery in a bowl of chili in San Jose.

In September, 2010, Joe and his team were awarded the National Emmy Award for their Breaking News coverage of the Oakland riots following the shooting of Oscar Grant at the hands of a BART policeman. That award followed a regional Emmy for the same coverage.

In 2008, he won a regional Emmy for his 11 o’clock news coverage of the tiger escape at the San Francisco Zoo.

Real life has also been adventurous. In 2001, Joe and his wife, Jenni, quit their jobs and spent six months backpacking around Europe. Their tour of 28 cities and 12 countries remains a major influence on their lives. While backpacking in September of 2001, Joe was called to work briefly by NBC News as a freelance correspondent in Southern Turkey, covering military operations near the Iraqi border.

Joe has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston. As a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, he volunteers his time to empower the next generation of storytellers.

Joe and his wife have three children.
 
E-mail Joe | Follow Joe on Twitter | “Like” Joe on Facebook


To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Monifa, Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.


 

Rep. Eric Swalwell at the House sit-in on gun control on June 22, 2016. (C-SPAN)

Bay Area Democrats Speak Out For Gun Control At House Sit-In Protest

Many Bay Area Democrats spoke out in favor of gun control at the House sit-in on Capitol Hill.

06/22/2016

(CBS)

Stabbing Victim Among Four People Injured In Mangled Pleasant Hill Car Crash

The driver in a Pleasant Hill car crash goes on the run. But, it turns out the driver was actually the victim of a violent crime himself.

06/20/2016

Construction crews recently found this casket of a young girl underneath a home in San Francisco. (CBS)

Construction Crews Discover Young Girl’s Casket Underneath San Francisco Home

A woman was having her childhood home near Rossi Park in San Francisco renovated when contractors stumbled onto a very unusual sight under the garage.

05/24/2016

Bayview schools (CBS)

SFUSD Admits To Struggle Finding Substitute Teachers For Bayview

Students in one San Francisco neighborhood are suffering from a subtle form of discrimination when it comes to substitute teachers.

05/18/2016

Matthew Englehart

Cafe Gratitude, Gracias Madre Owners Upset Vegan Patrons By Slaughtering Animals

Owners of two premier vegan restaurants in California have angered some patrons after revealing that they have slaughtered animals and eaten meat at their Vacaville farm.

04/28/2016

Video from the San Francisco Public Defender's Office which purportedly shows a Alameda County sheriff's deputy in possession of a stolen necklace. (CBS)

On Video: Alameda County Deputies Beat Man, Steal His Gold Necklace

Enhanced surveillance footage from the brutal beating of a man in San Francisco by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies in late 2015 has revealed a new twist in the case.

04/27/2016

Pam Warren, also known as "Pam the Funkstress" toured with Prince in the final weeks of his life. (CBS)

Bay Area DJ Discovered By Prince, Toured With Him In Final Weeks

A Bay Area DJ who was discovered by Prince last month and toured with him in the final weeks of his life is stunned by the singer’s sudden death.

04/22/2016

ARCO Alameda Shooting

2 Alameda Gas Station Clerks Hurt In Shooting

Police are searching for a suspect after two gas station employees were shot in Alameda Saturday night.

04/17/2016

(CBS)

Drivers On Mission Street Flout The Law

San Francisco drivers seem to be ignoring new configurations on Mission Street.

04/14/2016

Homelessness

San Francisco Declares Homeless State Of Emergency

In the aftermath of floods, tornadoes, earthquakes a state of emergency usually means immediate cash for a sudden crisis.

04/13/2016

next

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live