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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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Daly City Considers Banning E-Cigarettes, Fears Boom of Vape Shops

The mayor of Daly City said Friday his community needs to take a stand against the growing number of vape stores fleeing south as neighboring San Francisco considers an e-cigarette ban.

03/14/2014

Uber Vehicle

Uber, Lyft Announce Insurance Policy Changes Following Fatal Crash Involving Rideshare Driver

San Francisco-based ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft announced a new insurance policy on Friday to address concerns over liability for accidents involving its drivers who are working but have not yet picked up passengers.

03/14/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other dignitaries attend a groundbreaking for the remodeling of the Bayview Opera House and the Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Oldest Theater Is In The Bayview; Will Undergo Renovation

Not many realize San Francisco’s oldest theater is located in the Bayview District. Built in 1888, the Bayview Opera House and Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre will undergo a $5.3 million renovation.

03/12/2014

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help

The homeless often make their way to BART stations, platforms and trains, but the agency has taken steps to reach out to them by hiring a crisis intervention coordinator and mental health liaison.

03/10/2014

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (2nd L) sign a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a historic agreement that expands California's partnership with Israel on economic development, research and trade. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Pro-Business Pact With Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is swinging through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and has signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

03/05/2014

Two teenagers and a rescuer gather around an injured companion at San Francisco China Beach, February 27, 2014. (CBS)

Teenager Injured When Three Fall Over Cliff at SF China Beach

San Francisco firefighters were called to China Beach on Thursday to rescue three teenagers who fell over a cliff along the shore.

02/27/2014

An aerial view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Hopes Rain Will Help Them Solve Leak Issues On Bay Bridge

Officials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.

02/26/2014

Work site where scaffolding collapsed on February 20, 2014. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Workers Injured After Scaffolding Collapse In San Francisco

Two construction workers fell more than 30 feet and were extricated from beneath the scaffolding.

02/20/2014

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

Popularity of Butane Hash Oil Alarms East Bay Fire Investigator

A growing trend among marijuana users of using highly flammable butane to create hash oil has firefighters in Contra Costa County on edge about potentially explosive fires that can lead to serious injuries.

02/20/2014

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

Health Impacts Of Drought Already Felt In Central Valley

An oversight hearing held in Sacramento revealed some startling details on how the drought will impact access to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities around California.

02/19/2014

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