Melissa Culross

Melissa CulrossMelissaCulross_180 had intended to become a novelist but was side-lined by radio during her college years.

After graduating from Brown University with a degree in English and American literature in 1992, Melissa worked as a radio disc jockey, news anchor and traffic reporter in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. She began working at KCBS as a production assistant just three weeks after moving to the Bay Area in late 1996. After a short few months, Melissa left KCBS to work on the air as a disc jockey for sister station KLLC (Alice@ 97.3) and later KIOI (Star 101.3). In August, 2004, she returned to KCBS as a fill-in anchor and began co-anchoring the mid-day hours with Rebecca Corral in May, 2008.

Raised in Pasadena, Melissa has studied acting and spent several years performing in San Francisco and Berkeley. She now sings, both on her own and with the cover band Sober Nixon. Melissa enjoys going to the theatre and live music shows, reading, and spending time at a good spa. She also writes a column for the monthly neighborhood newspaper, The Northside San Francisco.

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2014 SF Gay Pride Celebration Main Stage on Civic Center Plaza

Legal Fight Could Force Cancellation Of SF Pride’s Civic Center Plaza Party

A legal fight could put a damper on next month’s Pride celebration in San Francisco after a legal motion was filed to cancel a portion of the event.

05/19/2016

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San Francisco Students To Learn About Sex Trafficking, History Of ‘Comfort Women’

The school district is developing age-appropriate curriculum to teach students how to recognize the signs of human trafficking as part of their health education classes.

03/15/2016

Picture from opening night of Super Bowl City in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50. (Photo: Marc Fong)

Hotel Tax Revenue Soared In San Francisco Over Super Bowl 50 Weekend

Even though Super Bowl 50 was played in Santa Clara, it was a boon for hotels in San Francisco, sending revenue from the hotel tax skyrocketing during the first weekend of February.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/03/2016

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Oakland Police Department- FBI Collaboration Outgrows Existing Facilities

Oakland has been a partner city with the federal government in the Violence Reduction Network. The partnership includes FBI assistance in homicide cases, but the feds need more space to work and are paying for a new facility.

05/29/2015

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

6-Fold Increase In San Francisco Homeless Citations Directly Coincides With Ed Lee’s Tenure As Mayor

There’s been a significant increase recently in the number of citations issued in San Francisco to the homeless who camp out in the city’s parks and open spaces.

05/04/2015

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Covered California Extends Health Insurance Enrollment After Many Affected By 2014 Tax Penalty

The state’s health insurance exchange is giving people who didn’t know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax penalty a little extra time to sign up for coverage this year.

04/17/2015

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Online Petition Calls Out Nestlé For Bottling California’s Water, Selling It For Profit During Drought

CourageCampaign.org is specifically calling out Nestlé in an online petition for its practices of bottling California water and selling it for profit.

04/06/2015

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Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key Support

The debate over how to classify and regulate E-cigarettes continues, but one particular state lawmaker is looking for ways to increase taxes on them similar to the sin tax on tobacco.

03/31/2015

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Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest Otherwise

A new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.

03/10/2015

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FBI Releases Surveillance Photos From Smash-And-Grab Gold Heist At Wells Fargo Museum In San Francisco

Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation have released photographs from Tuesday morning’s brazen smash-and-grab robbery of gold nuggets from the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco hoping the public might be able to help them identify the suspects.

01/29/2015

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