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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INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 27: Amazon Fresh trucks sit parked at a warehouse on June 27, 2013 in Inglewood, California. Amazon began groceries and fresh produce delivery on a trial basis to select Los Angeles neighberhoods free of charge for Amazon Prime members. AmazonFresh lets you order groceries and have them delivered on the same day. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

E-Commerce Delivery, Rideshare Vehicles Intensify San Francisco Traffic

E-commerce deliver trucks and ridesharing vehicles may be intensifying San Francisco’s traffic woes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/22/2017

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Massive Storm Debris Field Clogging Tuolumne River

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.


Historic Broadcast From The Top Of Salesforce Tower

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.


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Salesforce Tower Reshaping The San Francisco Skyline

Nearly from every venue, it’s very apparent that the San Francisco skyline has changed forever.

CBS San Francisco–04/03/2017

San Francisco’s Conservatory Of Flowers May Light Up With Flower Power

The man behind the Bay Lights has something in store for another Bay Area landmark.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/22/2017

Bayview Man Delivers Rap About Parking At SFMTA Meeting

A Bayview man took speaking at public hearing to a whole new level Tuesday night after he started rapping his complaints about parking in his neighborhood during an SFMTA meeting.


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KPIX Sky Drone 5 Explores The Tunnels Of The Central Subway

For months the barriers near Union Square have been the only visible sign to San Franciscans that work on the Central Subway was underway.


Shoring Up Slope Below Spillway at Oroville Dam

Extraordinary Winter Tests California Flood Control

On one hand, it was a textbook lesson in the power of small problems, or in this case, a small breach in a dam spillway that almost caused a catastrophe.


Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Tests Positive For Toxic Fungicide

The fungicide Myclobutanil is toxic for humans and is found in marijuana from numerous San Francisco dispensaries.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/06/2017


Fungus In Medical Marijuana Eyed As Possible Cause In California Man’s Death

Did the medicine contribute to the patient’s death? That was the question facing doctors when a California man died from a relatively rare fungal infection.



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