Wilson Walker


Wilson Walker joined KPIX 5 in July of 2007. His television career started at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999. There, he covered the departure of the Charlotte Hornets, The Rae Carruth case, and the devastating East Coast Ice Storm of 2002. He also spent three years in Sacramento with KCRA, covering California politics, the Hamid & Umer Hyat terrorism trial, and the Sacramento arena debate.

Wilson is a two-time Emmy winner, having been honored for his coverage of the 2007 Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, and the city’s “Batkid” event in 2013.

After ten years producing newscasts, Wilson became a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) in 2012, meaning he shoots, writes, and edits all of his own stories. In that time he has covered the Occupy movement, the California drought, the 2014 South Napa Earthquake, the broad effects of the San Francisco tech explosion, the Bay Bridge, the Bay Lights, and three Super Bowls.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Wilson was a history major at Davidson College, proudly claiming The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry as a fellow alumnus. When he’s not chasing stories around California he enjoys running, exploring the Bay Area with friends, and – whenever possible – catching up with Phish.

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Driver Fees Could Be Radical Solution For Livermore Valley Gridlock

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Mounting Disasters Strain FEMA’s Ability to Deliver Promised Relief

A string of large-scale disasters across the United States means FEMA could have a hard time making good on all its promises to localities of recovery funding.


Sonoma wildfires (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Firefighters From Across The West Come To Wine Country’s Aid

It was a battle waged on the northern edge of Sonoma’s wine country, fought along a wooded canyon bordered by wineries and the county’s sprawling juvenile justice center.


Toxic Chemicals Killing California Wildlife At Illegal Marijuana Grows

Toxic chemicals, including one effectively banned in the U.S., are showing up in illegal marijuana grows throughout California and killing wildlife.


Tahoe Summit Points Up New Environmental Challenges At Lake

20 years after the first Tahoe Summit, a new meeting to evaluate the environmental state of the lake and region around it has resulted in a mixed report card.


San Jose Pizza Shop Deals Employees a Slice of the Action

San Jose Pizza Shop Deals Employees a Slice of the Action

VIDEO: KPIX 5’s Wilson Walker gets a taste of the business model at the South Bay’s first pizza co-op, where the employees finally get a piece of the pie.


Named After Confederate General, Fort Bragg Contemplates Its Namesake

Fort Bragg, California was named after a Confederate general, but it’s not about to rename itself.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/16/2017

Apple ‘Spaceship’ Campus Lands In Bay Area Growth Debate

For some, Apple’s new campus stands in opposition to all of those ideas about smart growth and housing development near job centers.


UCSF Pushes Forward With Sutro Forest Tree Removal Plan

The long-running debate over the dead and dying trees of Sutro Forest in San Francisco has taken a new turn.


San Francisco’s Central Subway Gets Delayed In Chinatown

The Chinatown station construction project is delivering San Francisco’s Central Subway its first major setback.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/10/2017


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