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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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Mountain Lion Seen Attacking Deer In San Mateo Neighborhood

Residents in a San Mateo neighborhood reported seeing a mountain lion attacking a deer early Tuesday morning, police said.

07/01/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chinese Nationals Facing Pimping And Pandering Charges In SF Sunset Brothel Bust

A husband and wife accused of running a brothel out of San Francisco’s Sunset District entered not guilty pleas in San Francisco Superior Court this afternoon.

06/25/2014

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Santa Clara County Funds New Human Trafficking Team

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to establish a human trafficking team.

06/19/2014

Ryan Chamberlain

Chamberlain’s Attorney Requests Transfer To SF General Hospital Lockdown Facility

Ryan Chamberlain, the suspect who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt earlier this week, returned to court Friday where his attorney requested he be transferred to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

06/06/2014

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (CBS)

Parking Fee Increase Expected At Mountain View Caltrain During Special Events At Levi’s Stadium

A proposal, which will be voted on in early July, would increase the parking fee at the Mountain View Caltrain Station from $5 to $25 during games and special events at Levi’s Stadium.

06/05/2014

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San Francisco Startup To Begin Delivering Drugs Via Drone

A San Francisco start-up is developing a drone delivery service that promises to drug store items hovering outside of addresses in the Mission District in under 15 minutes.

06/05/2014

Ryan Chamberlain

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

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