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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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Psychological Exam Ordered For SF Explosives Suspect Ryan Chamberlain

The San Francisco political activist and public relations professional who was charged in an explosives case has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation while in jail in San Francisco.

06/04/2014

Crews work to fix a pothole on 106th Avenue in Oakland, California on May 15, 2014. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Oakland To Spend Next Several Weeks Fixing Major Pothole Problem

The city hopes to fix thousands of potholes over the next several weeks, part of an annual blitz to fix the streets of Oakland.

05/15/2014

Coit Tower

Coit Tower Reopens To Public After Six-Month Restoration

Coit Tower, San Francisco’s landmark atop Telegraph Hill, reopened to the public Wednesday after a six-month restoration.

05/14/2014

Kyianna Orear

Police Interviewing Missing Oakland Girl Who Was Found Safe; No Immediate Reunion With Mother

Oakland police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 7-year-old girl missing since Monday evening.

05/13/2014

The hyperwall at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, which projects temperatures across the U.S. out to the year 2100, on May 8, 2014. (NASA Ames Research Center)

NASA Ames In Mountain View Plays Big Role In Latest Climate Change Study

High-fidelity simulation models displayed at NASA Ames show a temperature map of the Untied States in the year 2100.

05/08/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Tech Conference Chooses Oakland Over San Francisco

Big tech conferences are often held in San Francisco or San Jose, but a tech startup conference has chosen Oakland as its new home.

05/07/2014

John Yi in front of an art installation at Code & Canvas in San Francisco, California. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: Tech And Art World Come Together At San Francisco Space

Code & Canvas on 15th Street and Potrero Avenue in San Francisco is a space where tech startups help subsidize the cost of artist studios.

05/01/2014

Solar panels installed on the roof of Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall Goes Solar, Gets Called ‘Green And Clean’

558 solar panels were installed on the roof of Davies Symphony Hall, as part of the GoSolarSF incentive that aims to shrink the city’s carbon footprint and conserve energy.

04/30/2014

AT&T Park in San Francisco, California (Ron Del Rosario/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: SF Officials Making Traffic Congestion Plans For San Francisco Waterfront

Even though a proposed Golden State Warriors arena in Mission Bay is a few years ago, transit officials are already preparing for added congestion on the waterfront.

04/30/2014

Facebook is helping fund a police sub-station in Menlo Park (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Facebook-Funded Police Substation To Open In Menlo Park Shopping Center

A Facebook-funded police substation opens Saturday in a Menlo Park shopping center just walking distance of the tech giant’s headquarters.

04/25/2014

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