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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Palo Alto School Reports Another High School Student Suicide; 3rd In Last 4 Months

Palo Alto school officials confirmed on Monday that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his home Saturday morning. He was the third student or recent graduate who has taken his own life in four months.

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A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
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Bay Area Health Officials Say Certain Demographics More At Risk After Disneyland Measles Outbreak

While county health officials in Alameda, Santa Clara and San Francisco aren’t seeing an increase in demand for the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine in the wake of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland.

01/22/2015

Protesters block an entrance to the Ronald Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Activists Locked To Entrances Of Oakland Federal Building In Solidarity With Black Civil Rights

A group of Occupy protesters have locked themselves to an entrance of the Oakland Federal Building in solidarity with the BART protests in San Francisco Friday morning.

01/16/2015

Sebastian Johnson, a four-year-old boy rescued from a fall off of a cliff at Bodega Bay with two of the firefighters who rescued him, Lou Stoerzinger (left) and right Marco Barros (right). (Photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Boy Who Fell From Cliff At Bodega Bay Reunites With Rescuers

The four-year-old boy who fell off a 230-foot cliff at Bodega Bay while walking with his family in early November continues to recover, but had a heartwarming reunion with his rescuers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

01/14/2015

A Muni T-Third light rail streetcar crosses over the Islais Creek Channel heading southbound San Francisco. (lensovet/Wikimedia Commons)

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee Sheds Light On Financing Muni’s Light Rail Expansion

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may have already announced a major expansion of Muni’s light-rail fleet, but at a news conference he said options to finance the multi-million dollar project are still being considered.

01/13/2015

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Surprise Retrofitting Work Postpones Classes At Tenderloin City College SF Campus

A last-minute closure at City College San Francisco’s Tenderloin location left teachers and students confused Monday morning. Retrofitting work is postponing classes until February in a different location.

01/12/2015

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City Officials Warn Of Bogus Water Workers Burglarizing San Francisco Homes

San Francisco city officials are warning residents of a scam, where would-be burglars are posing as water department workers.

01/09/2015

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California State Senator Introduces Law That Would Require Ignition Locks For Drivers Convicted Of DUI

State Sen. Jerry Hill along with members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving introduced legislation at a news conference Monday that would require all drivers convicted of DUI to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicles.

12/29/2014

Traffic in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood. (SFMTA)

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Wants To Know Most Dangerous Streets, Starts #ParkingDirtySF Social Media Campaign

This comes as San Francisco officials are looking to crack down on drivers who double park or “block the box.”

12/24/2014

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Embattled CPUC President Michael Peevey Presiding Over Final Meeting – ‘I Surrender, Don’t Shoot’

The embattled president mentioned a long list of accomplishments during his tenure, but failed to address the San Bruno pipeline explosion and backdoor dealings with PG&E.

12/18/2014

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