Phil Matier


Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.

In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.

“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”

As The KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider

Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50am and 5:50pm or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.

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Oakland has turned a homeless camp into a homeless shelter. (CBS)

Oakland Transforms Homeless Camp Into Homeless Shelter

Oakland is trying a different approach by turning a tent camp into a homeless shelter.


California Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor. Arnold Schwarzenegger, came together to champion California’s efforts to curb greenhouse gases. (CBS)

Gov. Brown And Schwarzenegger Champion Curbing Of Greenhouse Gases

Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger were together supporting California’s efforts to curb greenhouse gases.


Candidates for the State Senate battle it out leading up to the November 2016 election. (CBS)

State Senate Candidates Jane Kim And Scott Wiener Go On The Offensive

Two San Francisco supervisors vying for a seat in the California Senate, are going on the offensive.



No Easy Solutions For The Bay Area’s Congested Roadways

If you think your daily commute is getting worse, you’re right.

CBS San Francisco–09/19/2016

Mothballed aircraft carrier USS Peleliu (CBS)

Mothballed Aircraft Carrier Floated As Temporary Housing For Homeless

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos is pitching an out-of-the-box solution to the city’s homeless crisis that would get people in need off the streets and onto a ship.


Mission Street in San Francisco. (CBS)

Muni’s $2.4 Million Mission Transformation Saves 2 Minutes, Costs Shopkeepers More

San Francisco’s plan for Muni in the Mission District promised to speed up commutes, but the time saved has come at a startling cost: a million dollars a minute.


Tree branch that fell on a woman at Washington Square Park playground. (CBS)

Tree Maintenance Concerns Resurface After Falling Branch Seriously Injures Woman

A woman who was hit by a large tree branch in San Francisco is in stable condition with serious injuries.


San Bruno explosion in September 2010. (CBS)

PG&E’s Unwitting Shareholders To Pay San Bruno Explosion Fines

Justice may have been served, but who will pay the fines?


Rose Pak opposition to Stockton Street pedestrian plan (CBS)

Rose Pak Threatens City Hall Blockade Over Stockton Street Proposal

One of San Francisco’s biggest political power brokers is threatening to blockade City Hall with thousands of vehicles if officials try to make busy Stockton Street a pedestrian-only area.


Homeless camps in Oakland on July 27, 2016. (CBS)

Oakland’s Homelessness Problems No Longer Hidden

There’s been a drastic rise in homeless camps in Oakland and city leaders admit they’re struggling to come up with a solution.



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