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.

EMAIL: Phil Matier
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TWITTER: @philmatier

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 Raiders fans at the Coliseum. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Alameda County Supervisor Wants Raiders To Renovate Coliseum Rather Than Build New Stadium

Nate Miley wants the Raiders to renovate the Coliseum, as he says a new stadium could cost taxpayers $300 million.

03/11/2015

(Holly Quan/CBS)

San Francisco Crash And Grab Thieves Become Experts At Thwarting Security Cameras, Police

Investigators said thieves who are driving stolen cars into businesses are becoming clever at avoiding police and the cameras designed to help catch them.

03/02/2015

A marijuana smoker appears in an ballot measure supporting legalization in 2016. (CBS)

California Marijuana Legalization Supporters Worry Video From Smokers Promising Hash Bars Will Hurt Campaign

A new online video could shape the early debate over legalizing pot in California, but some supporters fear it could backfire.

02/25/2015

(Julia Carrie Wong)

KPIX 5 Poll: Many Bay Area Residents Want Charges Upheld Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Protesters

A new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found many in the Bay Area want charges upheld against 14 protesters who blocked a BART train on Black Friday, causing major delays. The poll comes amid a push among the protesters and some BART officials to drop the case.

02/11/2015

Rashad Jennings #27 of the Oakland Raiders blocks a punt by Sav Rocca #6 of the Washington Redskins that was recovered for Raiders touchdown at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders, A’s Asked To Compete For Best Plan To Redevelop Oakland Coliseum

In a political shift that signals change at Oakland City Hall, the mayor and Alameda County appear to be on the same page to allow both the A’s and the Raiders to submit competing proposals for the Coliseum site.

01/20/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: ‘Rainbow Girls’ Repeatedly Rob San Francisco Union Square Stores

Phil Matier says a group called the “Rainbow Girls” has San Francisco’s high-end retailers on high alert after taking Union Square by storm in a recent rash of brazen robberies.

12/08/2014

BART To OAK connector at Oakland International Airport. (CBS)

BART To Oakland International Airport Has Good Start, Needs More Riders To Break Even

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s extension into Oakland International Airport opened over the holiday weekend with a promising start. But to make the costly project profitable, many more need to come aboard.

12/01/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey Says Twitter Headquartered In San Francisco’s ‘Dirtiest’ Commercial Corridor

The four-block stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 7th to 11th streets is the dirtiest commercial corridor according to a new survey by city controller’s office.

11/24/2014

The Olympic rings are seen at Tower Bridge as part of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Bid On Hosting The 2024 Summer Olympics

San Francisco is one of four finalist cities being considered for a U.S. bid to host the Olympic Games.

11/20/2014

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

San Francisco Disabled Parking Placards Cost City $22.7 Million Last Year

A new report finds the use and abuse of disabled parking placards in San Francisco cost the city $22.7 million in lost meter money last year.

11/17/2014

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