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.
 
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Neeley Road in Guerneville was closed Tuesday night after it turned into a river, but the driver of a pickup truck decided to chance it.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/10/2017

KPIX5 reporter Joe Vazquez wades through the landslide in Guerneville. (CBS)

Landslide In Sonoma County Covers Santa Rosa Avenue In Mud

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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/09/2017

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2 Children Injured, 30 People Displaced By Concord Apartment Fire

Children were forced to jump out of windows as a fire ravaged an apartment complex in the East Bay.

01/04/2017

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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/28/2016

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Two women who barely escaped with their lives from the Oakland warehouse known as the Ghose Ship described the harrowing scene.

12/04/2016

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A San Francisco city worker — and father of two — was fatally shot while cleaning up the streets of the Mission District.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/30/2016

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San Francisco Tries New Tactics To Reverse A Spike In Hate Crimes

Hate crimes have seen a major spike in San Francisco, the number of reported incidents has gone up about 28 percent since 2015, police said.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/23/2016

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Contra Costa Co. sheriff’s deputies arrested one man and are seeking two others in the fatal shooting of a Richmond man outside an El Sobrante night club.

11/22/2016

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Reports of underground escape tunnels beneath former gay bars threatens to delay a major development project in San Francisco.

11/17/2016

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Will New Recreational Pot Law Lead To Stoned Drivers

Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Mathew Neill pulled a driver over in Oakland last month for driving twice the speed limit.

CBS San Francisco–11/17/2016

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