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Margie Shafer

margieshafer20100909 kcbs 0346r1 Margie ShaferClues to Margie’s future profession, came early.  Somewhere in her parents’ backyard shed, there is a box of trophies from high school speech and debate contests in Santa Maria, California.

Years later, in a moment of whimsy before a sorority dance at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, she asked a trivia question as a college radio station DJ and offered herself as the prize.  Every phone light on the board lit up-Margie knew this radio thing could work for her!

Margie’s first job in radio was at a rock and roll station in Aspen, Colorado, where she also worked in local television.  The small town with international flair offered the opportunity for interviews with a number of interesting characters.  Her days were filled…news in the morning…skiing in the afternoon…waitressing (to make ends meet) at night.  She quit her first news job to backpack around the world for seven months spending the most time in Southeast Asia.

Margie returned to Colorado as news director for the Rocky Mountain Radio Network…and also anchored for news/talk powerhouse KOA in Denver.  There were also stints at KVON in Napa and KGO in San Francisco before Margie landed at KCBS.  She has served as the President of the California-Nevada AP TV/Radio Association, and has won awards from the AP, RTNDA and the Colorado Broadcasters Association.

Margie counts covering the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, among her top news experiences.  Margie took a year hiatus from KCBS, lived down-under and did freelance work for CBS Radio Network.

Margie enjoys the outdoors…skiing, hiking and kayaking…she also enjoys a game of tennis, gardening and a good glass of wine.  Traveling is limited these days, but she enjoys time in Tahoe with her husband and daughter.

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San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Hope To Stave Off Eviction From Historic Building

Former Mayor Art Agnos is calling on Mayor Ed Lee to come to the San Francisco Flower Mart building and tell the tenants what the city is going to do to protect them from eviction as its long-term lease is about to expire.

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A main traffic artery became gridlocked Tuesday afternoon due to newly discovered damage that may be due from Sunday’s earthquake or its aftershocks.

08/26/2014

The toddler, identified by the medical examiner's office as 
Mi'yana Gregory, of San Francisco, was struck as she crossed Mission Street 
in a crosswalk with a family member. (CBS SF)

Aunt Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of Her Niece On San Francisco Streets, As Family Tries To Raise Funds For Her Funeral

25-year-old Lorysha Gage pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment charges, as her family prepares for the funeral of 2-year-old niece Mi’Yana Gregory.

08/21/2014

Photo by KCBS' Margie Shafer

TSA Reunites Passengers With Items Lost At SFO Security Checkpoints

So far this year, about 20,000 items have been left accidentally at security checkpoints at San Francisco International Airport, scooped by the Transportation Security Administration which must figure out to how to return them to the rightful owners.

08/21/2014

People lined up to receive an array of services provided by Project Homeless Connect at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Project Homeless Connect Sets Up ‘One-Stop Shop’; Offers Medical Care At Bill Graham Civic

San Francisco’s Project Homeless Connect, now in its 10th year – offered “one-stop-shop” services for the homeless at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

08/20/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Ferguson Protests Continue, Oakland Mayor Quan Says City Learned Lesson On Handling Civil Unrest

Much like Ferguson, Missouri, the city of Oakland has been rocked in the past by civil unrest, both during the Occupy protests and also following the shooting of Oscar Grant. Mayor Jean Quan has her own reflections on how her city’s police department handles protests.

08/20/2014

Guns for sale at Templar Sports in Los Gatos. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Consider Anti-Gun Violence Restraining Order

The deadly Isla Vista shootings last spring has prompted state lawmakers to consider an anti-gun violence restraining order. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s bill is modeled after California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.

08/19/2014

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Drought Forces Bay Area Water Agencies To Give Desalinization Project A Closer Look

With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.

08/15/2014

Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mobile App Measures Beaches’ Bacteria Safety Levels

A new mobile device app has been developed that lets people know if it is safe to go into the water at San Francisco beaches.

08/13/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown’s Drought Task Force Meets With SF Public Utilities Commission

Members of Governor Browns’ interagency Drought Task Force came to San Francisco Monday to meet with local government officials to learn more about efforts to respond to the drought.

08/11/2014

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