Anne Makovec


Anne Makovec helps usher in the morning on KPIX 5 Eyewitness News both weekdays and weekends. During the week, she covers breaking news all over the Bay Area for KPIX 5 Early Edition and the news at noon. On Saturdays and Sundays, and reports for the evening broadcasts.

Anne has been covering Northern California news as a reporter and anchor since 2004 in the Monterey Bay, Sacramento, and San Francisco Bay Area. She started her career at her hometown radio station in Wisconsin before she was even finished with high school and hasn’t stopped chasing news since.

Anne has spent much of her journalism career covering politics from the red state of Georgia to wildcard Wisconsin, and most recently, the challenged California Capitol.

Anne lives in downtown San Francisco with two former shelter cats, Toby and Rusty.

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Oakland Program Doubles Available Housing For Low-Income Families

Officials in Oakland on Wednesday were touting a new program that’s helping increase the number of affordable rental units available for low-income families.   


Winds Whip Up Wall Of Flames Destroying More Homes In Mendocino Complex Fire

While thousands of residents have been been evacuated from the area of Clear Lake due to the Mendocino Complex fire, some locals are deciding to stay to protect their homes.


Joseph James DeAngelo during a court appearance on April 27, 2018. (CBS)

Old Murder Case Under Review For Links To Golden State Killer

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors agreed Wednesday to review a decades-old murder investigation after an attorney said she detected similarities to attacks by a notorious California serial killer and not the man who was convicted in the case. The Orange County District Attorney’s office agreed to review the conviction of William Evins in the […]


San Francisco Police Seek Help In Cold Case Homicide

Police have just released new evidence for a homicide case that has been cold for over two years.


East Palo Alto Gives Homeless RV Dwellers City-Funded Parking Place

East Palo Alto is giving people who live in RV’s and mobile homes a permanent place to park on city-owned property on Bay Road. The city hopes that by doing providing the new RV park, it will become a model for other cities to follow. 


Activists Claim Cow Palace Gun Show Organizers Have Firearm Convictions

Some gun control advocates renewed their push Tuesday to shut down the gun shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City.


San Francisco’s Mayor To Be Speaks To Supporters At Old School

San Francisco’s unofficial mayor elect London Breed returned to her roots Thursday morning, addressing her supporters for the first time.


Students Rally In San Francisco For Afghan Teen Detained By ICE

Bay Area high school students on Friday rallied around a teenager seeking asylum from the Taliban who has been in federal ICE custody for six months.


San Francisco Officials Ask Driverless Tech Companies To Give Up Data

With San Francisco looking for ways to reduce its enormous traffic problems, city officials are calling on driverless tech companies to provide some GPS data to help address the issue.


People's Park

People’s Park Seen As Site For UC Berkeley Housing

One of the main sites for Vietnam-era protests in the Bay Area may be turning into a site for much-needed housing.


Oakland Fights Developer’s Lawsuit To Allow Coal At New Shipping Terminal

The City of Oakland was in court Tuesday, engaged in a battle to uphold a ban on coal within its borders.


Angry Wildfire Victims File Lawsuits Against PG&E

A dozen plaintiffs filed a new lawsuit against PG&E in San Francisco on Friday, blaming the utility in the destructive Wine Country wildfires.


Winchester Mystery House Opens Rooms To Public For First Time

The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose on Thursday opened new doors that allow visitors to view parts of the home that have never been seen by the public before.


Protesters Call For Rollback Of UC Tuition Hike Outside Regents Meeting

Protests heated up outside a meeting of the University of California regents Wednesday morning as officials gathered to discuss budget concerns raised by a recent audit.


Dublin Families Push District To Build New High School

With the population of Dublin growing by the minute, there are increasing calls to build a new high school to accommodate the incoming families.


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Albany High Students Unify In Wake Of Racial Incidents

Students at Albany High School gathered Friday in a show of support and unity in the wake of several recent on-campus racially charged incidents.


Woman Accused In Fatal Beating Of San Jose’s Beloved ‘Miss Flo’

A female suspect is accused of helping conceal the murder of a beloved San Jose community leader known as ‘Miss Flo’ during a home-invasion robbery last fall, authorities said.


San Francisco State University Campus (Webbi1987/Wikimedia Commons)

Fewer Undocumented Students Applying For Financial Aid Out Of Fear

Uncertainty over President Trump’s immigration enforcement has led fewer undocumented students to reach out for financial assistance.


Evacuated Guerneville Residents Wait For Russian River To Recede

Some 1,700 people in Guerneville remained under evacuation orders Wednesday as residents waited to see when flood waters from the Russian River might recede after the latest storm.


HOLTVILLE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm on October 8, 2013 in Holtville, California. Thousands of Mexican workers cross the border legally each night from Mexicali, Mexico into Calexico, CA, where they pick up work as agricultural day laborers in California's fertile Imperial Valley. Although the Imperial Valley, irrigated from water diverted from the Colorado River, is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the United States, it has one of the highest unemployment rates in California, at more than 25 percent. Mexican farm workers commute each day from Mexicali to work in the fields for about $9 an hour, which many local U.S. residents shun as too low pay. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Debate Over Threat Of Weed Killer Residue Set To Ramp Up

The use of a controversial weed killer has grown in California and the world, but you won’t know anytime soon if any residue is found on your produce.


City Officials Show Support For Soda-Tax Measure

Officials from several Bay Area cities on Friday joined forces to show their support of a November ballot measures that would tax sugary beverages.


Palo Alto Hotel Converted Into Low-Income Housing

City leaders on the Peninsula are saying “Welcome to the Hotel California” to people in need of affordable housing in Palo Alto as a 20-unit converted complex prepared to open its doors for residents on Monday.


Homeless in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose To Weigh Controversial Solutions To Homeless Problem

The San Jose City Council will tackle the South Bay city’s homeless problem Tuesday as officials discuss possible solutions being considered to get people off the streets.


Highway Shooting in East Bay

Highway 4 Shootings Prompt Lawmaker To Call For Surveillance Cameras

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier wants to get help from the Feds to install more surveillance cameras on East Bay roads to catch culprits behind highway shootings.


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Mayor Lee Calls Two Crashes That Killed Cyclists ‘Avoidable Tragedies’

Mayor Ed Lee spoke out Thursday about safety on San Francisco streets, a day after cyclists were killed in two fatal hit-and-run crashes.


Oakland Police Internal Investigation Could Impact Murder Trial

Of all the scandals plaguing the Oakland Police Department right now, it’s the investigation into a homicide detective’s alleged unlawful actions could affect the ongoing trial of a suspected killer.


The planned Mission Bay Warriors Arena.

Legal Battle Over Warriors’ San Francisco Arena Project Heats Up

The legal battle over the proposed Warriors arena in San Francisco heated up Friday as a judge heard arguments for and against the construction of the Mission Bay complex.


Device Uses Electric Shock To Zap Users Out Of Bad Habits

A new device promises to smash your bad habits in a shocking way – by zapping you with electricity.


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Smash & Grab Burglars Hit Gun Store In San Carlos

Burglars smashed their way through the front facade of a gun shop in San Carlos Sunday morning.


Family Offers Tearful Farewell For Slain Richmond Police Officer

Thousands of people filed into Richmond Memorial Auditorium Friday to pay their respects to a East Bay police officer who was fatally shot in his Vallejo home by the father of his grandson.


Engineers, Entrepreneurs Hoping To Re-Engineer Humans For Skill, Strength

A growing number of engineers, biohackers and entrepreneurs hope one day we’ll all be super human


Artist Rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

San Jose To Bakersfield May Be First Stretch Of California High Speed Rail To Be Built

California’s high speed rail officials are now considering San Jose to Bakersfield as the first major stretch for service.


Bay Area traffic

Gov. Brown Proposes $65 Vehicle Fee To Fix Crumbling Roadways

Gov. Jerry Brown has revived a proposal to help fix California’s crumbling roads and bridges with a $65 annual fee.


Heavy Rain

San Francisco Announces Preparations For Upcoming El Nino

With El Nino rains expected this winter, San Francisco city officials announced Wednesday their plans to prepare for a major dousing ahead.


The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Californians Getting Mixed Messages During Drought

California is adopting unprecedented restrictions on water use, but residents are getting mixed messages from state and local officials.


How An Oakland Man Created The Nation’s First Cat Cafe

The country’s first caffeine-infused cat cafe is keeping busy in downtown Oakland.


Anne Makovec’s ‘Not-Nearly-As-Bad-For-You-As-It-Sounds’ Pumpkin Cheesecake

KPIX 5’s Anne Makovec has a guilt-free recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake!


A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow Speaks Publicly For First Time Since Dodger Stadium Attack

Bryan Stow, the Giants fan beaten in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on Opening Day 2011, is speaking publicly for the first time since the attack.


East Bay Congressman Swalwell In Dallas For Hearing On How To Curb Ebola Outbreak

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell will be attending a congressional hearing in Dallas Friday to review international, local and federal responses to the Ebola crisis.


‘Urban Shield’ Event In Oakland Shines Light On Police Militarization

Law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.