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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CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02:  Inmate fire crews walk by a backfire on the side of highway 20 ahead of the Rocky Fire on August 2, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Credits Prison Inmates In Rocky Fire Fight

Nearly 1,200 inmate firefighters are helping in the battle against the Rocky Fire, which has now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 85 percent contained.

08/10/2015

(Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Activist Begins Signature Campaign For Tax On California Bottled Water

A political activist says companies that take water from California’s ground should pay a fair amount for it – and he’s collecting signatures for an initiative to go on the 2016 ballot that would tax bottled water.

06/30/2015

The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Additional Commuter Lane, Bike Path On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Could Be In Place By 2017

Construction on the $74 million project is expected to begin next year, and the new commuter lane and bike and pedestrian path could be in place by late-2017.

06/24/2015

Tim Watson, the VTA bus driver who foiled an alleged child abduction in Milpitas on June 5, 2015. (Photo Credit: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

Bus Driver Who Helped Foil Child Abduction In Milpitas: ‘I Did What Any Parent Would Do’

VTA bus driver Tim Watson said his instincts kicked in, and that’s how he stopped an alleged child abduction in Milpitas and Fremont.

06/10/2015

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$500,000 Panel Of Experts Assembled To Design Testing Plan For For Bay Bridge Bolts, Rods

12 internationally-renowned experts have been assembled at a cost of $500,000 to help design a plan for further rod testing on the Bay Bridge.

06/05/2015

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors and his wife Ayesha watch the Atlanta Braves play the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on May 29, 2015. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Stephen Curry’s Wife Ayesha Proves To Be A Star In Her Own Right, A Cooking Star

Ayesha Curry has her own very popular YouTube channel, a blog and a line of gourmet olive oils and custom kid’s aprons.

06/04/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

South Bay Inmate-Work Agreement Terminated Following Science Camp Employee’s Arrest On Child Porn Charges

An inmate work agreement in place for 25 years in Silicon Valley has been terminated following the high-profile arrest of a science-camp supervisor on child pornography charges.

06/02/2015

A passenger boards a San Francisco Muni bus on June 3, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco City Officials Invited To Ride Along In 22-Day Muni Challenge

San Francisco city officials will be riding the bus for the next 22 days and tweeting about their experiences with the hashtag #OnBoardSF.

06/01/2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for a "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. Musk claimed the system would whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. (CBS)

‘Hyperloop’ Closer To Reality: Futuristic Travel Looks To Fast Track SF To LA Trip In 30 Minutes

The “Hyperloop,” floated in 2014 by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, is a futuristic high-speed transit system in its nascent stages of development, but it’s closer to reality with plans for a test track in the Central Valley.

05/27/2015

A for lease sign is posted in front of home for rent on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Area Residents Need To Earn More Than $39 An Hour To Afford Average 2-Bedroom Apartment

In the San Francisco metro area, you have to make $39.65 an hour to be able to afford the average two-bedroom apartment.

05/20/2015

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