Brian Hackney

Downtown Vallejo. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Weathercast Strikes Chord With Vallejo Residents

Residents in Vallejo are buzzing after KPIX 5 meteorologist referred to the beauty of the Solano County community in a recent weathercast.



Eye On The Bay: Coast Starlight

Brian takes a breathtaking journey by rail on the Amtrak Coast Starlight. Discover life aboard a two-day train ride, with a frigid stop in Klamath Falls, Crater Lake, before arriving in Seattle for a 24 hour visit.


Family Farmed Expo Reconnects Farmers And Consumers

Tour Bay Area Food Factories

All kinds of delicious food is made right here in the Bay Area. Go behinds the scenes and see how it’s made, from popular Peet’s Coffee to the famed Semifreddi’s Bakery. Yum!



Guide To The Bay Area’s Historic Restaurants

Take a bite out of history and journey to discover some of the Bay Area’s oldest roadhouses and restaurants, many that have been in business since before the 1900’s.


Hyatt Regency (credit: R.Del Rosario/CBS SF)

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District

Take a stroll through San Francisco’s historic Financial Distric, and stand–literally–on the spot where an old “gold ship” is buried. Visit what one historian says “is the most famous building in all the world.” And eat at some of the best restaurants on the planet.


Cooper Garrod Vineyard

Eye On The Bay’s South Bay Winery Roadtrip

Brian and Thuy explore the hidden and under recognized South Bay wine region. The duo road-trip their way to historical wineries and meet Olympic Gold medalist Peggy Fleming at her Los Gatos tasting room.


EOTB Alameda Day Trip

Eye On The Bay’s Daytrip To Alameda

Alameda is not just the only inhabited island in the Bay, it’s one of the classic “middle America” towns, for which some residents call it “Kansas by the Bay”! Here’s what we tackled in this one-of-a-kind Bay Area town.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/24/2012

The lobster roll at the Old Port Lobster Shack (credit:

Bay Area’s Best Non-Traditional Sandwiches

Rather than debate the best of the traditional subs, Brian Hackeny looked for exotic options that most readers probably haven’t tried before.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/28/2012

Eye On The Bay: Best Of The North Bay

Eye On The Bay: Best Of The North Bay – 8/10/11

Tonight, our crew pairs with Marin Magazine to reveal our favorite spots in the wine country, West Marin and Marin.  This is our Best of the North Bay show so buckle your seatbelts as we […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

Eye On The Bay: South Of Sur

Eye On The Bay: South Of Sur Part 2 – 6/28/11

Brian continues his central coast journey, with a stop back to his alma matter, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Dave Stoelk visits the quirky and famed Madonna Inn.  Also, how you can ride dune buggies […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/28/2011