Brian Hackney

BRIAN HACKNEY

Brian Hackney has won 18 Emmy awards for everything from best news anchor to best documentary to best news reporting to best weather anchor to best writing, a range of ability that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences characterized as “an unprecedented show of versatility.”

In the summer of 2013, he won five Emmy awards, representing more than half the total awards won by the station, and more than any other single individual.

He also won two National Associated Press Mark Twain awards for Best Documentary (“Hitchcock: Step By Step”), and Best Weathercast in 2013, and shared the Peabody award for his contributions to KGO’s legendary coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Brian has also appeared nationally on Good Morning America, co-hosting with Charlie Gibson and Joan Lunden,  and the CBS Evening News, providing live reports in his role as meteorologist.  He co-hosted PBS’s longest-running family science program, the national Emmy award-winning Newton’s Apple, and frequently hosts forums at the Commonwealth Club, broadcast nationally on NPR.  He is also Director of the College of Science & Math board at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he was honored as Outstanding Alumnus in 2013—the highest honor Cal Poly can bestow on a graduate.

A native of Hollister, California (home of the fastest-creeping earthquake fault known), Hackney earned two degrees at Cal Poly in Physics and Electronic Engineering, working briefly as an associate design engineer at Raytheon Electromagnetic Systems Division in Santa Barbara. He left to pursue a career in broadcast journalism as a science editor, meteorologist, and news anchor, first at KSBY in San Luis Obispo, then at the NBC affiliate in San Diego, and finally at the ABC, NBC, and CBS-affiliated stations in San Francisco. He’s reported everywhere from Tierra del Fuego in Chile to Switzerland, and was anchoring the news at the moment of the September 11th terror attacks in 2001.

In the course of his career he’s interviewed everyone from Carl Sagan to Edward Teller to Paul McCartney. Presently, Brian anchors both the news and weather at the CBS owned station in San Francisco.

 
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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 in the sand dunes of Pismo Beach! California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo http://www.calpoly.edu KCPR 91.3FM http://www.kcpr.org San Luis […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/28/2011

Eye On The Bay: South Of Sur

Eye On The Bay: South Of Sur Part 1 – 6/27/11

Brian takes the MG a few hundred miles away to explore some gems along California’s central coast.  Stops include the Hearst Family Cattle Ranch in San Simeon, the tiny towns of Harmony, Cayucos and Cambria, with plenty of great tips for lodging and activities. . Piedras Blancas Light Station (operated by the Bureau of Land […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/27/2011

Eye On The Bay: South Bay Treasures

Eye On The Bay: South Bay Treasures – 6/21/11

Brian Hackney heads into the mountains above the South Bay to uncover a lost Air Force Base, residents still see from the side of the road.  Thuy Vu hits the streets of San Jose to uncover the bygone tale of San Jose’s electric tower. . Jack London State Historic Park 2400 London Ranch Road Glen […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

Eye On The Bay: Magical Mystery Tour

Eye On The Bay: Magical Mystery Tour – 6/15/11

They might be considered tourist traps, but a visit to four Bay Area “Mystery Spots” will remind locals that these classic spots aren’t to be missed.  Brian road trips to the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House, a haunted castle in Pacifica, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in San […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/15/2011

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 6/10/11

Brian Hackney hosts this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. . If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below:   Handmade Fabric Accessories Contact:  Helen Fawcett Asking Price: $4.50 to $24 Phone: (415) […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/10/2011

Eye On The Bay: Happy Birthday Bay Area

Eye On The Bay: Happy Birthday Bay Area 7 – 6/8/11

It’s another Happy Birthday Bay Area special featuring everything from the 165 year old Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica to San Francisco’s classic night spot, Bimbo’s 365.  We’ll visit the century old Half Moon Bay jail and meet up with a Bay Area hippie icon – Wavy Gravy. . Half Moon Bay Jail Half Moon Bay […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/07/2011

Eye On The Bay: Road to Nowhere, Canyon

Eye On The Bay: Road To Nowhere, “Canyon” – 6/6/11

Brian Hackney takes a road trip to a hidden town perched in the hills between Moraga and Oakland, that few locals have ever heard about. . For information of John van der Zee’s book, “Canyon: The Story of the last rustic community in metropolitan America” Grizzly Peak Press http://www.grizzlypeakpress.com Moraga Historical Society 1500 Saint Mary’s […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/06/2011

Eye On The Bay: 5 Star Camping

Eye On The Bay: 5 Star Camping

Move over tents and dirt and mosquitos, make room for luxury campsites, tree houses, cabins on ocean cliffs and spa treatments in the wilderness. Brian and Thuy travel the Bay Area in search of non traditional camping gems. VIDEO: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 . Post Ranch Inn 47900 […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 5/20/11

Brian Hackney hosts this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. . If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below:   RuPaul Autographed Doll Contact:  Gregory Sherrell Asking Price: $125 Email: greg@movin997.com Website: http://997now.radio.com/shows/fernando-greg/ […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

Eye On The Bay: Chevron

Eye On The Bay: Chevron – 4/26/11

Brian Hackney gets rare access inside the giant Chevron refinery thousands pass daily in the East Bay.  Chronicles how oil goes from tanker to pump. . Chevron http://www.chevron.com Rockefeller Lodge 2650 Market Ave San Pablo, CA 94806 (510) 235-7344 http://www.rockefellerlodge.com

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 4/15/11

Brian Hackney host’s this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. . If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below:   Japanese Weekend Skirt/ Sweet Potato Romper/ Baby Sign (book)/ Happiest Baby on the […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/15/2011

Eye On The Bay: Road to Nowhere

Eye On The Bay: Road To Nowhere -4/6/11

Brian is faced with flurry of paintball blasts as he discovers some great stops along Skyline Blvd.  This quiet and stunning drive through San Mateo and Santa Clara counties offers great dining, fascinating history and unexpected guests along this Road to Nowhere installment. Bella Vista Continental Restaurant 13451 Skyline Boulevard Woodside, CA 94062 (650) 851-1229 […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/05/2011

Eye On The Bay: Fungus Festival

Eye On The Bay: Fungus Festival – 3/30/11

Brian travels to Santa Cruz for the 37th annual Fungus Festival. He’ll meet mushroom maniacs, forage for fungi in the forest, and learn how to avoid the deadly “Death Cap” mushroom that, once eaten, could kill you in a matter of hours! . Santa Cruz Fungus Fair http://www.scfungusfair.org Santa Cruz Fungus Federation http://www.fungusfed.org Bonny Doon […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011

Eye On The Bay: Road To Nowhere

Eye On The Bay: North Of 580 – 3/21/11

Road To Nowhere: North Of 580 Brian randomly explores a swath of land North of I-580, an area nearby residents of Pleasanton and Livermore most likely never travel.  Brian ends up flying high in the sky in an aerial stunt plane, meets a U.S. Congressman on private land near the famed windmills, and hangs out […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/20/2011

Eye On The Bay: Road To Nowhere

Eye On The Bay: Livermore To San Jose – 3/17/11

Road to Nowhere: Livermore to San Jose It connects Livermore, to San Jose and is the longest, curviest and most isolated road in the Bay Area.  Brian and his dog hop in the car to randomly uncover the people and places along Mines Road. Murietta’s Well 3005 Mines Road Livermore, CA 94550 (925) 456-2390 http://www.murrietaswell.com […]

03/17/2011

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan 5 – 3/11/11

Our final show from Taiwan brings us to central Taiwan to the mountainous resort region of Sun Moon Lake. We cycle and boat around Taiwan’s “Lake Tahoe” then sample some of the worlds best black tea from a working tea farm. We finish with a ride at over 185 miles per hour on Taiwan’s High […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/11/2011

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan 4 – 3/10/11

Part 4 of our Taiwan adventure begins as we drive west to the historic city of Tainan. There, we visit a Confucius Temple, learn about Taiwan’s beginnings, and sample some of the areas best Street Food. . Taiwan Tourism http://www.go2taiwan.net/ Ritz Tours http://www.ritztours.com China Airlines http://www.china-airlines.com/

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/10/2011

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan 2 – 3/8/11

Our Taiwan adventure continues as we head to the outskirts of Taipei to the port town of Danshuei to learn about it’s street markets. Then, we head off to visit the islands’ beautiful volcanic park which spawns some of the world’s most luxurious mineral baths. . Taiwan Tourism http://www.go2taiwan.net/ Ritz Tours http://www.ritztours.com China Airlines http://www.china-airlines.com/

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/08/2011

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan

Eye On The Bay: Taiwan 1 – 3/7/11

Join us as we embark on an incredible adventure to the island of Taiwan. We begin in the capital city of Taipei and explore the food, nightlife, and get a view from atop the 2nd tallest building in the world! . Taiwan Tourism http://www.go2taiwan.net/ Ritz Tours http://www.ritztours.com China Airlines http://www.china-airlines.com/

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 3/4/11

Brian Hackney host’s this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. . If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below: Murphy Irish Dancers Contact: Mary Jo Feeney-Murphy Price: $65 for 4 classes per month […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011

Eye On The Bay: Doggie Edition

Eye On The Bay: Doggie Edition – 2/21/11

This show’s gone to the Dogs!  Meet television sensation Cesar Milan – “The Dog Whisperer.”  Our hosts show you some of the most dog friendly places in the Bay Area.  And, how you can memorialize you pooch for ever!  It’s going to be a howling good time. . The Whole Pet (415) 517-6063 courtney@thewholepet.net http://www.thewholepet.net […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/18/2011

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 2/11/11

Brian Hackney host’s this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. . If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below: Callaway Golf Drivers Contact: Rob Dugan Price: $239 Phone: (415) 561-4661 Email: rdugan@palmergolf.com Golf […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/11/2011

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 2/4/11

Brian Hackney hosts this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. . If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below: Copper Art Sculptures Contact: Dana Draper Asking Price:  $1,600 for “Sunrise”, $1,600 for “Cascade”, […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/04/2011

Eye On The Bay - Join The Club

Eye On The Bay: Join The Club 2 – 1/12/10

Host Brian Hackney invites viewers to “join the club!” There are a number of strange clubs in the Bay Area, including the not-so-secret (and wacky) order of “E. Clampus Vitus.” Do you want to play polo but don’t have a horse? Not to worry… Just join the “Segway Polo Club.” The Treasure Hunters Society of […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/12/2011

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 1/7/10

Brian Hackney hosts this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. . What’s Featured on the Show: If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below: Toothpick Sculptures Contact: Steven J. Backman Asking Price:  Ranges […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/07/2011

Eye On The Bay: Join The Club 010511

Eye On The Bay: Join The Club – 1/5/11

Move over Lion’s Club and Rotary…if you have a passion for household appliances, tarantulas, or doing gymnastic flips over city buildings, boy have we got clubs for you to join! . SF Bay Area Tarantula Society http://www.sfbats.org Vacuum Cleaner Collectors http://www.vacuumland.org Washer / Dryer Collectors http://www.automaticwasher.org Parkour Club http://www.sfparkour.com Antique Poison Bottle Collectors Association http://www.poisonbottleclub.org

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/05/2011

Eye On The Bay: Alaska

Eye On The Bay: Alaska Pt.2 – 12/24/10

Alaska Part Two Brian continues his memorable visit to southeastern Alaska with a helicopter trip to the top of a glacier, an up-close whale sighting, and a visit to a rainforest with upside down trees. Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau http://www.traveljuneau.com Temsco Helicopters http://www.temscoair.com   Prospector Hotel http://www.prospectorhotel.com   Pearson’s Pond http://www.pearsonspond.com   Juneau Steamboat […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/24/2010

Eye On The Bay: Alaska

Eye On The Bay: Alaska Pt.1 – 12/24/10

Alaska Part One Brian embarks on an Alaskan adventure that finds him searching for bears, standing in the middle of thousands of flipping-out-of-the-water salmon and a visit to the region’s only brewery. Past Show Information: Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau http://www.traveljuneau.com Mt Roberts Tramway http://www.mountrobertstramway.com Macaulay Salmon Hatchery http://www.dipac.net/visitor.htm Mendenhall Glacier http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/districts/mendenhall Alaskan Brewing Company […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/24/2010

Niles Canyon Railway

Eye On The Bay: On This Spot 4 – 12/1/10

Host Brian Hackney visits a spot in the East Bay that  brought the Trans-Continental Railroad to a screeching halt. He then checks into the San Francisco hotel room where a sitting U.S. President “checked-out…” for good. He died there. But, was Warren G. Harding murdered?! Brian also stands on the (six-inch diameter) spot in Berkeley […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/01/2010

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 11/26/10

Brian Hackney hosts this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please contact the sellers below: Los Altos Costume Bank Contact: Nancy Kaszubinski Asking Price: $20 to $100 Phone: (650) 941-2610 […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/26/2010

Eye On The Bay - Chabot Observatory

Eye On The Bay: Chabot Observatory – 11/18/10

Science-lover Brian Hackney journeys to the famed observatory in the Oakland Hills, where he debuts the latest exhibit with the renowned Bill Nye, the Science Guy.     Chabot Space and Science Center 10000 Skyline Blvd Oakland, CA 94619 (510) 336-7300 http://www.chabotspace.org/index.htm Bill Nye’s Climate Lab http://www.chabotspace.org/bill-nye-climate-lab.htm A View of the Stars http://www.chabotspace.org/a-view-to-the-stars.htm Space Mix […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/18/2010

Eye On The Bay Friday Flea Market

Eye On The Bay: Friday Flea Market – 10/29/10

Friday Flea Market 10/29/10 Brain Hackney hosts this weekly variety show where people from all over the Bay Area bring their unusual and fascinating items for sale. If you’re interested in any of the items featured on this show, please feel free to contact the sellers below: Glass Pumpkins Contact: Douglass Brown Asking Price: $25 […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/29/2010

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