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Phil Matier

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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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California Governor Jerry Brown (R) delivers the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) looks on at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Democratic Shakeup At State House Will Benefit Gov. Brown

It’s rare but the two houses of the California Legislature are about to choose two leaders from Southern California: Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as its president pro tem, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, its speaker.

01/24/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Expected To Make Drought Declaration Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to make a major announcement in San Francisco on Friday morning, with multiple reports claiming he will declare a drought emergency in California.

01/16/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Phil Matier: Jerry Brown Squashes Presidential Run Rumors

Governor Jerry Brown is laying to rest rumors of another planned run for the White House, but he hasn’t officially thrown his hat in the next governor’s race in California either.

01/15/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California Lawmakers Kill Proposal To Ban Transit Strikes

With little debate, a State Senate committee killed a proposal Monday that would have banned transit workers from going on strike.

01/13/2014

BART Station Canopy Prototype (Credit: BART)

Phil Matier: Will Canopy Keep BART Escalators Free Of Urine And Feces?

Phil Matier says the BART Board of Directors has approved spending $2 million on a prototype of an enclosed canopy that would cover escalators at stations in San Francisco and Oakland.

01/11/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on January 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. According to reports Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is accused of giving a signal to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge, allegedly as punishment for the Fort Lee, New Jersey mayor not endorsing the Governor during the election. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Will Bridge Traffic Jams Snarl NJ Gov. Christie’s Presidential Hopes?

More internal documents are expected to be released today regarding the traffic scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

Christie, the GOP presidential hopeful, held a news conference on Thursday to respond to reports that one of his top aides orchestrated traffic jams in Fort Lee because the mayor there didn’t endorse his re-election.

01/10/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Phil Matier: Jahi McMath Case Now At Center Of Malpractice Campaign

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital Oakland, has become the centerpiece of a political fundraising effort.

01/08/2014

California Aqueduct

Phil Matier: Cost Of California Water Plan Skyrocketing

A new report shows the long-term costs of the project may actually be as high as $67 billion.

12/26/2013

Atlanta Falcons v San Francisco 49ers

Phil Matier: What’s Next For Candlestick?

So now that The 49ers’ faithful have already bid farewell to their beloved Candlestick park Monday night, the question is what happen next—and when?

12/24/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown

Phil Matier: Jerry Brown For President?

Could Governor Jerry Brown be mulling over another run for the White House?

12/18/2013

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