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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Search Intensifies For Still Missing Children In Fatal Highway 1 Crash

The search for the three children who are still missing after their family’s SUV plunged off a cliff in Mendocino over a week ago intensified Wednesday.


San Francisco’s Promises To Taxi Industry To Face Scrutiny In Lawsuit

Promises made by the city of San Francisco to its taxi industry will be the central question in a lawsuit filed by this week by a credit union which provided loans to taxi drivers seeking the once-coveted permits known as medallions.


Credit Union Sues San Francisco Over Taxi Driver Loans

Holding a bag full of troubled loans driven by a taxi industry on the skids, the San Francisco Federal Credit Union is suing the city of San Francisco for $28,000,000.


Treasure Island Begins Transformation And Residents Brace For Change

Treasure Island is in transition, and so are most of the people who live there.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/09/2018

Custom-Built Robotic Arms Helping To Keep Salesforce Tower Clean

The challenge of washing window on a curved building at about 1,000 feet off the ground is quite the task.


Cannabis Grower

Small Recreational Pot Farmers Getting Squeezed By California Regulation

Marijuana industry leaders say California regulations and fees are crushing the cash business, threatening to drive small recreational pot farmers out of business.


Late Bay Area Scientist Leaves Behind Massive Bone Collection With 7,000 Skulls

San Francisco scientist Raymond “Bones” Bandar collected more than 7,000 skulls in his home, dubbed The Bone Palace.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/28/2018

Electrician Shortage Could Delay Opening Of Transbay Terminal

Contractors are struggling to find enough qualified workers to get San Francisco’s massive Transbay Terminal completed on time.


Conflict Between PG&E, SF Public Utilities Commission Bogs Down More Projects

New developments Wednesday in a bitter fight between the city of San Francisco and PG&E that could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.


San Francisco Hunters Point Superfund Site To Be Retested After Report Of False Data

The U.S. Navy will retest San Francisco’s Hunters Point Shipyard for radioactive contamination after a report indicated falsified data from a contractor hired to clean up the site.




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