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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The entrance to San Francisco's Presidio.

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A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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A Bay Area water taxi business is looking to expand by offering commuters service from Berkeley to San Francisco.

07/07/2016

Mayor Ed Lee (CBS SF)

San Francisco Mayor Opposes Tech Tax To Pay For Homeless

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06/30/2016

The entrance to the Oakland Zoo. (Tood Dailey/Wikimedia Commons)

Oakland Zoo Expansion Adding Gondola System, Native California Animals

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A pedestrian footbridge at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

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Agriculture is embracing technology to become more efficient, and startups are interacting with industry leaders to develop the best tools.

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California Medical Facility in Vacaville (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Prison Gardening Program Helping Transform Vacaville Inmates’ Lives

A dry patch of soil inside a Vacaville prison is being transformed into a drought-tolerant garden in a program intended to transform inmates’ lives through connection to nature.

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Development in Newark where more than 160 houses and townhomes will be built. (CBS)

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The natural landscape of the Wild West is disappearing.

05/17/2016

Medical marijuana strains at Harborside Health Center in Oakland (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

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The marijuana industry is budding, and venture capitalists are taking a page from the tech industry as they look to get in on the ground floor.

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