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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Rose Pak Threatens City Hall Blockade Over Stockton Street Proposal

One of San Francisco’s biggest political power brokers is threatening to blockade City Hall with thousands of vehicles if officials try to make busy Stockton Street a pedestrian-only area.


Oakland’s Homelessness Problems No Longer Hidden

There’s been a drastic rise in homeless camps in Oakland and city leaders admit they’re struggling to come up with a solution.


BART Maintenance

BART Struggles To Fill Engineering Jobs

BART doesn’t have enough engineers to handle its growing workload and is having a problem filling dozens of openings for engineers.


The planned Mission Bay Warriors Arena.

Warriors Win Major Court Victory In San Francisco Arena Battle

A Superior Court judge Monday upheld the environmental impact report for the Golden State Warriors new San Francisco arena, clearing a major obstacle standing in the way of building the facility.

CBS San Francisco–07/18/2016

Grand Jury Report Finds Oakland City Council President McElhaney Broke Ethics Rules

A scathing report accuses an Oakland city councilwoman of breaking state and city ethics rules.


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.


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.


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.


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.




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