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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Suspect Reportedly Shot By SFPD Over Weekend Injured In 2012 OIS

A man reportedly shot by San Francisco police last weekend is well-known to authorities. It turns out he has been shot by an SFPD officer once before.


San Francisco Tenderloin Police Station At Front Line Of Civic Center Drug Crisis

The flood of drugs running through San Francisco’s downtown BART stations is just an extension of the drug problems that have long plagued the streets above.


Video: Inside Look At San Francisco’s New Salesforce Tower

KPIX 5 reporter Wilson Walker got a tour inside Salesforce Tower in San Francisco on the eve of the grand opening.


BART Officials, SFPD Search For Solutions At Civic Center Station

Transit authorities made new promises of action to fight rampant drug use in BART’s Civic Center station Monday as officials met with San Francisco leaders.


SFMTA Documents Requirement Of High-Grade Rail For Central Subway

New details surfaced Friday in a blame game playing out behind the scenes of one of San Francisco’s biggest infrastructure projects: the Central Subway.


SFMTA Says Contractor Laid Wrong Type Of Track For Central Subway

Construction on the Central Subway in San Francisco is moving backwards Thursday after officials confirmed that crews laid miles of the wrong type of track.


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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph Take Over Calistoga For Movie Shoot

Hollywood’s leading comedians have taken over the small city of Calistoga to shoot their big movie, Wine Country.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/04/2018

People Descend On San Francisco In Search Of Buried Treasure

People from far and wide are descending on San Francisco because of a book called “The Secret” published back in 1982.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/30/2018

BART Officials Appalled By Video Of Rampant Drug Use At Civic Center

Members of the BART Board of Directors were shocked and appalled on Thursday when they saw video obtained by KPIX 5 that showed intravenous drug users blatantly shooting up in a corridor at Civic Center Station.


Drug Users Take Over Corridors Of San Francisco Civic Center BART Station

Shocking video is calling attention to what’s going on in one of the busiest BART stations in the Bay Area: drug users blatantly shooting up out in the open as commuters walk by, others slumped along filthy corridors.



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