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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Upcoming Storm Has PG&E Preparing For Outages; Wants Customers To Be Ready Too

The big storm expected to hit the Bay Area this week has PG&E preparing in advance to respond to power outages and is recommending that customers to do the same.

12/09/2014

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Rats Part Of Growing Pains For Fresh Food Program At San Francisco Schools

San Francisco Unified School District serves more fresh food and a greater number of meals to their students since switching food providers last year, but the fresh-food program has led to some infrastructure challenges of its own.

12/01/2014

"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

San Jose Homeless Encampment Residents Want City’s Help With Improving Living Conditions

Residents of the country’s largest homeless encampment want the city of San Jose to improve their living conditions. Residents of the Jungle specifically want to know what San Jose’s mayoral candidates would be willing to do to help them.

11/03/2014

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Stanford Doctor Under Ebola Quarantine Remains Symptom-Free

Colin Bucks, the Stanford Medical Center doctor under home quarantine after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, said Thursday he feels well and has shown no symptoms of the virus in the week since his return from Liberia.

10/30/2014

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Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

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BART Says Early Warning System Proved Successful After Napa Quake

BART officials said on Monday that an early warning system currently in development stages worked perfectly just before Sunday morning’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck.

08/26/2014

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Emergency Responders Learn Lessons From Napa Earthquake

Emergency response agencies across the Bay Area are looking at disaster systems and protocols in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake in the North Bay and the lessons they can learn from it.

08/25/2014

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Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

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San Francisco Police Release Video Of Possible Suspect In Duboce Triangle Beating Death

San Francisco police released video footage Thursday from a taxi cab dashboard camera of a person wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal beating in Duboce Triangle earlier this month.

08/21/2014

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FEMA Workers Already In Hawaii To Assist As Tropical Storm Iselle Reaches Land

Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall Friday in the Hawaiian Islands with Hurricane Julio still approaching. FEMA personnel is already in place to assist with whatever relief efforts may be necessary.

08/08/2014

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