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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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

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Jose City Council Says It Will Take Steps To Counter New Medicinal Marijuana Initiative

SAN JOSE (KCBS) — After an initiative that would repeal San Jose’s new medical marijuana regulations garnered enough signatures to make it to the ballot, the City Council said on Tuesday that it will decide […]

10/29/2014

Protesters outside a meeting on the future of City College of San Francisco Wednesday. (KCBS)

San Francisco City College Heads To Court In Showdown With Accrediting Commission

A non-jury trial is underway in California Superior Court to determine if an accrediting evaluation of San Francisco City College was unfair or unlawful.

10/27/2014

Kimberly Guilfoyle (Gabriela Maj/Getty Images)

Former SF First Lady: Young, ‘Hot’ Women Should Be Excused From Jury Duty To Spend Time On Tinder

One-time first lady of San Francisco Kimberly Guilfoyle, now Fox News host, offered an interesting, perhaps offensive, explanation for why young, single women tend to vote for Democrats, and why they should be excused from jury service.

10/23/2014

Demonstrators greet Hillary Clinton as she arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Monday, October 20th, 2014. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Hillary Clinton Warns Democrats Against Complacency At San Francisco Fundraiser

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

10/20/2014

NLCS - San Francisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

Giants NLCS Playoff Run Means Business Is Booming Around AT&T Park

The National League Championship Series is tied at one game apiece and the San Francisco Giants return home to face the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday afternoon in Game 3 at AT&T park. Vendors, nearby shops and restaurants are well aware that business is booming.

10/14/2014

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Starbucks Looks To Expand Its Consumer Base With New Guinness-Flavored Latté

Starbucks is looking to expand its consumer base with new Guinness-flavored Latté. KCBS’ Margie Shafer interviews consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow and finds out why San Francisco is never chosen as a test market.

09/22/2014

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3 Injured When Car Crashes Into San Francisco North Beach Bar; Driver Arrested On Drug Warrant

A man who crashed a vehicle into a bar in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon was arrested on an outstanding $250,000 warrant from Sacramento County, police and fire officials said.

09/15/2014

Firefighters pour water into a building on fire on the 2600 block of Mission St. in San Francisco, September 4, 2014. (CBS)

Firefighter, 3 Others Hurt In Massive San Francisco Mission District Store Fire, Building In Danger Of Collapse

Four people, including a firefighter, were hospitalized with smoke inhalation from a massive fire that raged in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday afternoon.

09/04/2014

Residents survey an earthquake-damaged street on August 26, 2014 in Napa, California. Two days after a 6.0 earthquake rocked the Napa Valley, residents and wineries are continuing clean up operations. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Scientists Expect Aftershocks From Napa Quake To Continue For Months

Scientists were at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park on Thursday, sharing some of the information they have gathered on the ground in studying last month’s Napa earthquake.

09/04/2014

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