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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This 580,000 square foot building will sit just west of the new arena. (San Francisco Business Times/Pfau Long Architecture and AE3 Partners)

Golden State Warriors Plan To Break Ground On Mission Bay Arena In 2016

Warriors President and COO Rick Welts said the only sticking point right now is funding for the project.

04/15/2015

JULY 22: Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., is interviewed by Roll Call in her Cannon Building office, July 22, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Congresswoman Speier Urging All States To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced legislation calling on states to ban conversion therapy for children. California is one of only two states that bans the practice.

04/14/2015

Bay Area BikeShare

Bay Area Bike Share Program To See 10-Fold Expansion

The Bay Area Bike Share’s fleet of 700 turquoise bicycles, available for checkout at self-serve kiosks, will expand tenfold to 7,000 over the next two-and-a-half years.

04/08/2015

A Cadillac Escalade driven by 70-year-old man crashes into 7-11 in Daly City. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Man Accidently Plows SUV Through The Front Of A Daly City 7-11

A Cadillac Escalade smashes through the front of a Daly City 7-11 Thursday morning. A witness says the driver seemed confused.

03/26/2015

A view of the trash left behind at Fort Mason in San Francisco following the Fourth of July gathering. (CBS)

‘Brolympics’ Blamed For This Weekend’s Excessive Trash At San Francisco’s Fort Mason

The good, the bad and the ugly were on display at the meadow at Fort Mason this weekend. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) said plenty of trash was left behind following a non-permitted event.

03/16/2015

Scene of car vs. bike accident at 14th and Folsom St. in San Francisco. (Photo by Margie Shafer)

First Responders Busy With 2 Separate San Francisco Traffic Incidents; Cyclist Hit By Car Has Life-Threatening Injuries

First responders in San Francisco are dealing with two separate traffic incidents that happened around the same time Monday afternoon, one of which sent a bicyclist away in an ambulance after colliding with a car.

03/02/2015

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Oakland Man Accused Of Listing Teen On Sex Website Pleads Not Guilty

An Oakland man who allegedly listed a teen girl for sex on a website and then was arrested when that site turned him in, pled not guilty Wednesday.

02/27/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

Veteran San Francisco Police Officer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison

A former SFPD sergeant was sentenced to 41 months in prison for corruption in a federal court on Monday after being convicted of four charges related to a scheme to steal money and property seized during searches and arrests in 2009.

02/23/2015

JULY 22: Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., is interviewed by Roll Call in her Cannon Building office, July 22, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Jackie Speier Pushes Bill Closing Loophole For Convicted Sex Offenders In The Military

Rep. Jackie Speier wants to close what she calls a “gaping loophole” where sex offenders in the military aren’t required to register as such after serving in prison or their country.

02/20/2015

Cars driving through the 4th bore in the Caldecott Tunnel.  (CBS)

Temporary Friday Night Closure For Caldecott Tunnel’s Fourth Bore Due To Emergency Drill

The fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnels will be closed Friday night and part of Saturday morning for its first-ever emergency response drill, a Caltrans spokesman said.

02/20/2015

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