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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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, CA - DECEMBER 06: An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters on December 6, 2012 in Oakland, California. Oakland City officials have come to an agreement to forfeit broad power over the Oakland Police Department to a court-appointed director to avoid federal takeover. The new compliance director would have the power to seek approval from a judge to fire the police chief.

Ex-Convicts Encouraged To Help Oversee Oakland Police Department

The city of Oakland is looking to hire ex-convicts to oversee the Oakland Police Department.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/19/2017

Lyft passengers and driver in a Lyft ride in San Francisco.

San Francisco Is Cracking Down On Uber, Lyft

Uber has a reputation for ignoring local rules and concerns, but now San Francisco is cracking down on the company.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/12/2017

San Francisco Weighs How To Help Homeless With Mental Health Issues

Critics say throwing more money at San Francisco’s homeless problem won’t solve it.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/05/2017

SFPD Chief Discusses Security Gaps In Wake Of Manchester Attack

The SFPD’s police chief on Wednesday addressed some concerns about the city’s security gaps in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester.


Federal Government Outlines Plan To Punish Sanctuary Cities

The federal government on Monday spelled out its plan to punish sanctuary cities.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/22/2017

BART Backing Down On Seat Hog Rule Enforcement

BART’s ‘get tough’ policy with seat hogs appears to be all bark and no bite.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/15/2017

Sprinklers, Drought, Irrigation

With Drought Over, East Bay MUD Prepares To Raise Rates

Some East Bay MUD customers are upset over the news that their water rates will likely be going up despite conservation efforts during the California drought.


Riders Give BART Positive Reviews, But Have Many Concerns

It’s crowded, aging and prone to breakdowns, but those polled had largely favorable views of BART.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/01/2017

Plans Emerge For Train Service Between Central Valley And Bay Area

New plans are emerging about BART and ACE train service that would connect California’s Central Valley with the Bay Area.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/10/2017

Pothole that led to lanes being closed on Westbound Interstate 580 in Livermore on February 8, 2017. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Urges Lawmakers To Pass Tax Funding Road Construction

Gov. Jerry Brown made a final push to secure legislative support for a tax increase to fund California road construction.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/05/2017



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