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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Federal Government Outlines Plan To Punish Sanctuary Cities

The federal government on Monday spelled out its plan to punish sanctuary cities.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/22/2017

BART Backing Down On Seat Hog Rule Enforcement

BART’s ‘get tough’ policy with seat hogs appears to be all bark and no bite.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/15/2017

Sprinklers, Drought, Irrigation

With Drought Over, East Bay MUD Prepares To Raise Rates

Some East Bay MUD customers are upset over the news that their water rates will likely be going up despite conservation efforts during the California drought.


Riders Give BART Positive Reviews, But Have Many Concerns

It’s crowded, aging and prone to breakdowns, but those polled had largely favorable views of BART.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/01/2017

Plans Emerge For Train Service Between Central Valley And Bay Area

New plans are emerging about BART and ACE train service that would connect California’s Central Valley with the Bay Area.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/10/2017

Pothole that led to lanes being closed on Westbound Interstate 580 in Livermore on February 8, 2017. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Urges Lawmakers To Pass Tax Funding Road Construction

Gov. Jerry Brown made a final push to secure legislative support for a tax increase to fund California road construction.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/05/2017

Oakland A’s Considering Multiple New Stadium Sites

With the Raiders bound for Las Vegas and the Warriors set to move across the Bay to San Francisco, the Oakland A’s are finally in the driver’s seat to land a new stadium.


A marijuana user smokes from a bong during a 420 Day celebration on 'Hippie Hill' in Golden Gate Park April 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. April 20th has become a de facto holiday for marijuana advocates, with large gatherings and 'smoke outs' in many parts of the United States. Voters in California will consider a measure on the November general election ballot that could make the State the first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of marijuana for private use. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s 4/20 Marijuana Festival Will Be A City-Permitted Event

San Francisco’s mayor understands that people want to smoke pot on 4/20 and so the festival in Golden Gate Park is now a permitted event.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/29/2017

Alameda County Sheriff Calls Homeland Security’s Detainer Allegations ‘Bogus’

The Alameda County Sheriff is calling foul on a shaming list from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/22/2017

Federal Immigration Authorities Release Report On Uncooperative Jurisdictions

The Department of Homeland Security released its first-ever report on jurisdictions not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/20/2017



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