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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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A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown’s Drought Task Force Meets With SF Public Utilities Commission

Members of Governor Browns’ interagency Drought Task Force came to San Francisco Monday to meet with local government officials to learn more about efforts to respond to the drought.

08/11/2014

State Sen. Ted Gains attempts to present Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk with a 'golden' shovel. August 8, 2014. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

State Senator Presents Tesla’s CEO With ‘Golden’ Shovel; Courting Auto Maker’s Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Factory

State Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) visited Tesla Motors’ Palo Alto headquarters Friday to deliver a golden shovel to as a gift and a hint to the electric car maker’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk.

08/08/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Airbnb Hosts Call For Progressive Home Sharing Laws In San Francisco

Airbnb hosts and supporters have launched the “Fair to Share” campaign aimed at helping to tax and regulate home sharing in San Francisco.

07/31/2014

North American tree climbing champion Chad Brey in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. July 30, 2014 (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

North American Tree Climbing Champ Scales Golden Gate Park Eucalyptus In Preparation For Internationals

A San Francisco tree climber prepares for an international competition next week by scaling eucalyptus in Golden Gate Park.

07/30/2014

Marcus Board, a grounds painter at Oakland Unified School District received a top employee of the year award. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Oakland School District Painter Keeps Learning On Track With Over 2,000 Colors; Recognized For Job Well Done

Has anyone ever told you, you are the best at what you do? An Oakland Unified School District employee has received that compliment and was honored from non-teaching positions by the California Department of Education.

07/29/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

A mother and child, 3, from El Salvador await transport to a processing center for undocumented immigrants after they crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on July 24, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Supervisor Proposes Hosting Child Migrants As Gov. Brown Meets With Mexico’s President On Immigration Crisis

Immigration is on the agenda in Mexico City as Governor Brown meets with Mexico’s president. Meanwhile there’s an idea to bring hundreds of child migrants to the South Bay.

07/28/2014

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Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions

Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.

07/28/2014

California Highway Patrol officers surround a car following a chase on Interstate 880 in Oakland. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Driver Involved In Hit And Runs On Interstate 880 In Oakland Believed To Be Under The Influence Of Drugs

A brief pursuit of a reckless driver in the East Bay ended Thursday morning with the suspect being taken into custody in Oakland, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

07/24/2014

Diseased palm trees along San Francisco's Embarcadero (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Diseased Palm Trees Along San Francisco’s Embarcadero To Undergo Costly Removal, Replacement

Some of the iconic palm trees that line San Francisco’s Embarcadero are dying of a fungal disease that will require both their costly removal and replacement by the city’s Department of Public Works.

07/22/2014

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