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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Debate Over Planned ‘Patriot Prayer’ In San Francisco Heats Up

Fear of a violent confrontation was simmering Wednesday ahead of a rally planned in San Francisco’s Crissy Field in late August as local leaders called for reconsideration.


Unprecedented Sale Of San Francisco Street Raises Questions

New questions were emerging Wednesday as to how one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco was sold in a tax auction.


Pro-Life Activists Chalk Street Outside San Francisco City Leaders’ Homes

Anti-abortion activists, armed with chalk, scribbled slogans of protest outside the home of a San Francisco Planning commissioner.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/26/2017

Central Subway Delays Could Impact Warriors’ New Arena

It appears ongoing construction delays will keep San Francisco’s Central Subway from being completed in time for the opening of the Warriors’ new arena.


BART Tries To Tackle Crime With An Understaffed Police Force

BART is facing a shortage of police officers as ridership and concerns around crime grow.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/17/2017

Plan To Install 50,000 Cell Towers In California Faces Opposition

Up to 50,000 cell phone towers coming to cities across California. But will you get a say on where they pop up?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/28/2017

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.




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