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Phil Matier

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

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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.

To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Monifa, Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.


Oakland Seeks Help From CHP After Last Weekend’s Massive Sideshow

Oakland city leaders are seeking help from the state after a sideshow involving hundreds of cars last weekend got out of control.


Artist's rendering of a proposed neighborhood near AT&T Park in San Francisco. (CBS)

Giants Push Ballot Measure Over New Neighborhood Near AT&T Park

While there is no World Series this year for the San Francisco Giants, the team is still in battle mode. Their fight this fall is about land near AT&T park.


The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

North Bay Lawmaker Demands Opening 3rd Lane For Richmond Bridge Commuters

Assemblymember Marc Levine is demanding Caltrans reopen a third lane to relieve congestion on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.


City Hall Centennial

Former Mayor Willie Brown Basks In Glow Of City Hall Centennial Anniversary

KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider is joined by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown who played a pivotal role in getting San Francisco’s City Hall in the tip-top shape it’s in today as the building celebrates its 100-year anniversary.


Doyle Drive / Presidio Parkway tunnels. (CBS)

Computer Glitch Delaying Doyle Drive Project Fixed, Completion Date Still Uncertain

The computer glitch in the safety system that forced the cancellation of the opening of the new Doyle Drive tunnels last week has been fixed.


(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Eliminating Nearly 1,600 Parking Spots To Make Room For Pedestrians, Cyclists And Parklets

San Francisco is scheduled to remove almost 1,600 parking spaces over the next few years for projects ranging from the new Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit line to more parklets


Jerry Brown Interview

California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas Tax

California’s $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since the early ’90s.


Golden State Warriors redesign planned SF Mission Bay arena after an old design drew comparisons to a toilet bowl (CBS SF).

Pro-Warriors Arena Protesters Expected At UC Regents Meeting In SF’s Mission Bay

The UC Board of Regents meets in San Francisco on Thursday and with that comes the expectation of protests. However, this time around the protesters are pro-Warriors arena at Mission Bay.


Airbnb Bus Stop Sign

Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing Market

Two new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.


Golden State Warriors redesign planned SF Mission Bay arena after an old design drew comparisons to a toilet bowl (CBS SF).

Governor Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks Environmental Review For Warriors Planned San Francisco Arena

This limits the number of days courts would have to rule on any lawsuit contesting the arena’s environmental impact report.



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