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 homeless get a hot meal and shelter at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

St. Anthony’s In San Francisco Opens Doors To Homeless During Storm, Providing Nearly 3,000 Meals

Thousands of meals were served on Thursday, thanks in large part to generators, at St. Anthony’s in San Francisco.

12/11/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tree Rings Reveal Most Severe California Drought In 1,200 Years

A new study that counted tree rings shows California’s drought is the worst in 1,200 years. While offering historical perspective, one interpretation says it will take more than one year’s rainfall to repair the damage done.

12/05/2014

The massive sinkhole in San Francisco's Richmond District continues to grow in size. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Work Continues to Repair Growing Sinkhole In San Francisco’s Richmond District

A massive sinkhole in San Francisco’s Richmond District is continuing to grow in size since it opened after heavy rains Tuesday night. Work crews will continue Thursday morning to replace the aging pipeline that ruptured.

12/04/2014

Pedestrians on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

More Than 20,000 Sign Petition To Block Proposed Sidewalk Toll On Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors has been considering a fee for pedestrians and bicyclists who cross the span.

11/27/2014

University of California, Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Police Investigating Sexual Assault In Campus Dorm

Police said the suspect followed the victim into Griffith Hall Monday night without an access card, and grabbed her under her skirt.

11/26/2014

Hundreds of UC Berkeley students walked out of class Monday to protest plans to hike tuition. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Hundreds Of UC Berkeley Students Walk Out Of Classes To Protest Planned Tuition Hikes

Hundreds of UC Berkeley students walked out of classrooms Monday to march in protest of planned tuition hikes.

11/24/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Growing Number Of Drivers Under Influence Of Marijuana Worrying Bay Area Traffic Officials

Cases of people driving with drugs in their system are on the rise in California, and state traffic safety officials said they are especially concerned about those who use marijuana, then get behind the wheel.

11/20/2014

(David McNew/Getty Images)

17 Arrested In Oakland Police Sting Targeting Prostitution, Human Trafficking

More than a dozen women and one juvenile were arrested during a police sting in Oakland Wednesday night targeting prostitution and human trafficking, part of an effort to get the women off the street and connected with services to help them escape the lifestyle.

11/13/2014

Witnesses said a boy was on this scooter when he was struck and killed by a car leading police on a high-speed chase near San Leandro on November 11, 2014. (CBS)

CHP Locate Car Possibly Linked To San Leandro Hit-and-Run That Killed 14-Year-Old Riding Scooter

California Highway Patrol have located a car of interest, allegedly driven by a suspect in Tuesday’s fatal hit-and-run that killed a 14-year-old boy who was riding a scooter. However, no arrests have been made.

11/12/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Libby Schaaf Declares Victory In Oakland Mayor’s Race; Challenger Calls Announcement ‘Premature’

After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf’s announcement is “premature.”

11/05/2014

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