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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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Naked Teenage Girl Alleges She Was Kidnapped, Robbed In Oakland

An investigation is underway after a teenage girl reported being kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning in Oakland, and then dropped off near Piedmont and Ashby Avenues in Berkeley.

04/16/2014

Model of the Transbay Tower, to be named after Salesforce.com. (CBS)

Salesforce To Anchor 61-Story Transbay Tower In San Francisco; Tallest West Coast Building

A high-rise building under construction in San Francisco will be named for Salesforce.com and is expected to be the tallest building on the West Coast according to company officials who made an announcement Friday.

04/11/2014

Scene of a fatal crash between a tour bus and FedEx truck on Interstate 5 near Orland on April 10, 2014. (CBS)

Death Toll Rises To 10 After Fiery Bus Crash On Interstate 5

The California Highway Patrol says the driver of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus driver carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 5 Thursday evening.

04/11/2014

Kids at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School in San Francisco show off their reflective wristbands on April 10, 2014. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

San Francisco Elementary School Kids Get Important Lesson On Pedestrian Safety

Students at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School in San Francisco were given reflective slap wristbands to help them stand out when they are walking, while getting some advice from Police Chief Greg Suhr.

04/10/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Disgraced Former SF Supervisor Ed Jew Sentenced To More Jail Time

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew appeared in court Friday where a judge sentenced him to more time in a county jail.

04/04/2014

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Kink.com May Leave SF Because of Tight California Porn Laws

Pornography purveyor Kink.com has asked San Francisco for permission to convert its Mission District studios to office space because the company feels bound by state restrictions on shooting adult films.

04/03/2014

Ariel view of San Francisco

SF Bay Area Ranked Second Most Densely Settled Urban Region In US

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A national analysis of U.S. cities finds the greater San Francisco area is the second most densely settled urban area in the country behind New York City. San Francisco, San Mateo [...]

04/03/2014

Political consultant and former San Francisco School Board president Keith Jackson. (CBS)

Attorney For Co-Defendant In Leland Yee Case Claims FBI ‘Trolling’ For Criminals

Former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson made a court appearance Tuesday on charges related to suspended State Sen. Leland Yee that involve murder-for-hire.

04/01/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a "Google Bus" arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

Poll Finds Support For SF’s Commuter Shuttles And Their Regulation

The Bay Area Council commissioned a poll this month that found overall, San Francisco voters support commuter shuttle buses, but that they also support their regulation.

03/25/2014

A mock-up of the EMAS system being installed at San Francisco International Airport. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

SFO To Install System To Stop Runaway Planes On Its Short Runways

Two runways at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be closed in the coming months to improve runway safety zones by adding collapsible concrete to prevent plane overruns.

03/20/2014

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