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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Customers who were friends with one of three drivers killed in the mass shooting at the San Francisco UPS facility this week on Friday remembered how Wayne Chan was much more than a delivery man.
A high-rise condo is going up at Market St. and Van Ness Ave., in San Francisco, but a neighborhood group says it offers too much parking.
When someone asks which Bay Area neighborhood is the hottest real estate market in the country, the answer generally focuses on the Silicon Valley or San Francisco.
California farmers and researchers are helping rethink approaches to climate change by reworking traditional farming practices.
Music echoing through the sanctuary of a Berkeley church Sunday marked the congregation’s recovery from a devastating fire.
An effort to reform California’s bail system has stalled in the state legislature.
It’s the day-to-day problem you can no longer escape in San Francisco. The streets of San Francisco are turning into a traffic nightmare.
E-commerce deliver trucks and ridesharing vehicles may be intensifying San Francisco’s traffic woes.
It has been weeks since any significant rain has fallen, but a massive debris field left over from the winter storms is still clogging the mouth of the Tuolumne River.
Making a bit of broadcast history Wednesday, KPIX 5 reporter Wilson Walker became the first local television journalist to give the Bay Area a look at the views from the top of Saleseforce Tower.