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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Interim Oakland Police Chief Ben Fairow (CBS)

Oakland’s Top Cop ‘Very Concerned’ Over Underage Sex Investigation

Oakland’s acting police chief on Monday weighed in on the sex scandal that has rocked the department he now heads.


Kamala Harris (CBS)

U.S. Senate Candidate Kamala Harris Skeptical Of Stanford Sex Assailant’s Reduced Sentencing

California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris expressed skepticism over sex assailant Brock Turner’s reduced sentence.


Gov. Jerry Brown (CBS)

Brown On Clinton Endorsement: Democrats Need To ‘Get Going’

Governor Jerry Brown met leaders from all over the West Coast in San Francisco Wednesday to sign an agreement to cut greenhouse emissions, but he also spoke publicly about his recent endorsement of Hilary Clinton for President for the first time.



MTC Unveils New Office Building Completed Way Over-Budget

The price of the MTC’s new San Francisco office has sky-rocketed to more than a quarter-billion dollars, roughly $90 million over budget.


Former San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr (CBS)

Poll Shows Strong Support For San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr

An exclusive poll gave San Francisco’s residents a chance to weigh in on embattled police chief Greg Suhr, and it might surprise many that 50-percent said the chief should stay.


The Golden State Warriors home arena, Oracle Arena on April 3, 2013 in Oakland. (Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images)

Future Of Oracle Arena Uncertain Without Warriors

What will happen to Oracle Arena if and when the Warriors move across the Bay to San Francisco?


Academy of Art University, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Fines Over Permits Piling Up For Academy Of Art In San Francisco

If you live or work in San Francisco, it’s hard to miss the Academy of Art.


UC President refuses to restrict heated political rhetoric on campuses (CBS)

Napolitano Won’t Restrict Heated Political Rhetoric On UC Campuses

UC President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday said all free speech is welcome on campus, even the recent cases of hate speech used in chalk political messages seen around campus.


Mayor Ed Lee

Where’s Ed? San Francisco Mayor Lee Keeping Low Public Profile

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been keeping a rather low public profile lately, especially when you compare him to the mayors of San Jose and Oakland.


Temporary homeless shelter Pier 27/29.

San Francisco’s Pier 80 Homeless Shelter Comes With Staggering Cost

San Francisco is spending well above an average month’s rent to house each homeless person staying inside its Pier 80 shelter.




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