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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Bay Bridge Toll Booth Crash Investigation

Fatal Bay Bridge Toll Booth Crash Renews Calls To End Cash Tolls

The death of a Bay Bridge toll taker over the weekend after a truck smashed into her toll booth has prompted new calls to finally do away with cash tolls on the bridge.


Oakland City Council May Ban All Police Cooperation With ICE

While the Oakland Police Department has come under fire from some City Council members who wants police to stop helping federal ICE agents, a new poll indicates many residents don’t agree with that idea when it comes to dangerous criminals.


San Francisco Supervisors To Take Action On Presidio Terrace Sale

A key vote is looming Monday evening that could potentially block the sale of a street and sidewalk in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood.    


Trial Explores Whether Kate Steinle’s Death Was Deliberate Or Accidental

The main question comes into focus. Was the 2015 shooting of Kate Steinle — on a San Francisco pier — a deliberate act or an accident?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/06/2017

Gas prices hang on a sign at an Arco service station August 8, 2006 in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Political Divide Over California Gas Tax Hike

While some politicians applauded the enacting of a new gas tax in California and the money it will bring for road and transit repairs, others are already preparing a repeal effort.


wine country wildfire

Experts Say Many Bay Area Communities Are Vulnerable To Wildfires

Experts say many parts of the Bay Area are vulnerable to the same type of catastrophe that struck the North Bay.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/16/2017

San Francisco Housing Developments Get Tangled In Red Tape

In San Francisco, red tape is getting in the way of new projects in three corners of the city.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/27/2017

San Francisco Considers Surge Parking Prices

A new plan proposes surge parking prices in San Francisco.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/11/2017

Entire San Francisco Police Force To Work During Patriot Prayer Rally

San Francisco city leaders are looking to lessons from protests in Boston as they brace for a rally by a far-right group on Saturday by bringing in the entire police force in to work that day.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/21/2017

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.




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