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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