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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Massive West Oakland Homeless Encampment Spills Into The Street

There’s an encampment in West Oakland that’s grown so large, it’s spilling onto the street.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/13/2017

BART’s Oakland Airport Connector Isn’t A Big Money Maker Yet

BART ridership is down, even on the new Oakland airport connector, which was supposed to be a big money maker.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/08/2017

Hummingbird Nest Halts Upgrades On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

A little bird could become a big hold up for important upgrades on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/30/2017

Public Sees First San Francisco Officer-Involved Shooting Caught On Body Cam

This is the first time the public has seen a shooting caught on San Francisco police body cams and it will no doubt renew a debate about use of force.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2017

Trump’s Renewed Promise To Repeal Obamacare Has Californians Worried

President-elect Donald Trump repeated his promise on Wednesday to repeal Obamacare. And some California officials and residents are worried.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/11/2017

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Oakland Officials Prepare For Raiders Stadium Plan Push

The City of Oakland is getting ready to make what could be it’s final play to keep the Raiders on Monday as city officials prepared to vote on the proposed stadium plan Tuesday.


Oakland Warehouse Fire Draws Attention To Artists Desperate For Housing

Following the deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, we’ve learned there are many other warehouses just like it.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/05/2016

SFPD, Officer’s Union At Odds Over Right To Shoot At Suspects In Moving Cars

San Francisco’s police department is at odds with the officer’s union over the question of shooting at moving cars, and now the union has released a new video to persuade the public.


Voters Approve $14 Billion In Bay Area Transit Improvement Projects

BART, Caltrain and other Bay Area transit systems got funding for major transit improvement projects.


BART’s Multi-Billion Dollar Bond Measure Feels Pushback

BART warns that breakdowns and delays could be even worse if voters don’t sign off on a multi-billion dollar bond measure on the November ballot.




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