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 three decades, Joe has been on the front lines, covering earthquakes, hurricanes, riots, politics and crime.

In June 2018, Joe and his team were awarded the regional Emmy award for coverage of the North Bay Fires.

In September, 2010, he won the National Emmy Award for Breaking News coverage of the Oakland riots following the shooting of Oscar Grant at the hands of a BART policeman. He has earned two other Emmy awards and multiple nominations.

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 Turkey’s border with Iraq.

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 are raising three children in San Francisco.

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BART Board Member Tries To Clean Up 16th Street Mission Station

While it might not be news that the 16th Street Mission BART station is incredibly dirty, the fact that a member of the transit agency’s Board of Directors is taking a hands-on approach to fix the problem has garnered some attention.


California Woman Helps Rescue Florida Friend During Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma began slamming Daytona Beach, a woman in California was able to help rescue her friend 3,000 miles away.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/11/2017

Road Rage Suspect Fires Shot At Driver On I-680

A Bay Area driver says he’s lucky to be alive after a road rage suspect fired a bullet at his car while traveling on I-680 in the East Bay.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/24/2017

San Francisco To Pay Undocumented Immigrant $190K For Violating Sanctuary Policy

San Francisco expected to pay $190,000 settlement to an undocumented immigrant who claims police violated the sanctuary city ordinance.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/28/2017

New Pilot Program Aims To Stop Domestic Violence Before It’s Too Late

Police agencies from around the country are in the Bay Area this week to check out a program that is helping victims of domestic violence.


UPS workers hug at the scene where a gunman shot and killed multiple people including himself at a UPS facility in San Francisco, California on June 14, 2017. Several people were shot on Wednesday at a San Francisco warehouse and customer service facility operated by global parcel delivery service UPS, authorities and the company said. UPS spokeswoman Natalie Godwin told AFP the incident involved four workers at the sprawling facility, which employs 850 people. / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Union Rep. Says San Francisco UPS Gunman Filed ‘Excessive Overtime’ Grievance

A representative of the union that represents UPS workers told KPIX 5 that the gunman had recently filed an “excessive overtime” grievance.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/14/2017

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Grieving Pet Owner Sounds The Alarm Over San Francisco Coyotes

Liza Valdeolivar is grieving the loss of her best friend and doesn’t want other pet owners to feel a similar pain.


Dublin Student Confimed Sick With Norovirus, Dozens More Are Home Sick

Dozens of East Bay elementary school students are home sick. The possible cause: Norovirus.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/14/2017

Prosecutors Say Vallejo Kidnapper Should Be Imprisoned Until ‘Old And Weak’

The wild kidnapping saga of a Vallejo woman is now moving to the sentencing phase.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/13/2017

Storm Runoff In California Gold Country Exposing New Motherlode?

Weeks of rainy weather across Northern California and the storm runoff through the hills of gold country have triggered a new gold rush.




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