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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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.
Nearly from every venue, it’s very apparent that the San Francisco skyline has changed forever.
The man behind the Bay Lights has something in store for another Bay Area landmark.
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.
For months the barriers near Union Square have been the only visible sign to San Franciscans that work on the Central Subway was underway.
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.
The fungicide Myclobutanil is toxic for humans and is found in marijuana from numerous San Francisco dispensaries.
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.
Yosemite National Park was empty Saturday. The iconic tourist spot was shut down to visitors because of flooding concerns.
It seemed like a great idea — a web-based tracking system called ‘Nextbus’ that allows passengers waiting catch a ride on San Francisco Muni lines tell when their bus or light rail train will arrive.