Christin Ayers is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 and profiles low-income, underserved Bay Area teenagers, continuing the series started by Wendy Tokuda, “Students Rising Above.”
Christin is also host of the public affairs program “Black Renaissance.”
She is a fifth-generation Californian. Christin earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her Masters from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
She studied literature and media at Oxford University in England. Christin started her journalism career in Missoula, Montana and later worked in Denver before coming back to the Bay Area.
Christin’s notable stories include coverage of Bay Area families affected by sex trafficking, broken surveillance cameras in local parks and the Oakland Police Department’s de-escalation policies. Her most memorable interview was with Barack Obama.
Christin loves reading, wine-tasting, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She and her husband live in the East Bay.
The A’s are battling for a spot in the playoffs while fighting to fill thousands of empty seats.
The Contra Costa County Assessor accused of sexual harassment fired back Monday night, denying the allegations and claiming the scrutiny was all a witch hunt.
As a young student, David Colby was told by a social worker he would never experience this kind of success.
The father who fought for years to put up the “Love Life” sign that welcomed visitors to Oakland is desperate to get it back after it was stolen.
Warriors all-star Stephen Curry paid a special tribute Tuesday night in San Francisco to the young Oakland woman who was stabbed to death on a BART platform.
Anyone who has spent any time in a classroom filled with 13-year-olds can tell you, it can be a challenge. But for this week’s Students Rising Above Scholar Sabrina Villanueva Avalos, mentoring middle schoolers a dream job that she was made for.
New evidence has been discovered in a hit-and-run case that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman’s unborn child in Oakland last August.
Tahunni Rhoades is eyeing her future and it looks pretty bright. The Oakland High School graduate is headed to University of California, Merced in the fall to study biology.
During her childhood, Brenda Vasquez never thought she’d go to college let alone become a world traveler. But in just two years she has hopscotched across more countries that many people will visit in a lifetime.
As former KPIX anchor Dana King stared at the statue of her great grandmother outside the new National Museum For Peace & Justice tears came to her eyes.
During his childhood, Tommy Saephan’s immigrant family struggled to make their way in America. Now, he and his family are celebrating his emergence as a top scholar and UC Berkeley graduate.
A Bay Area student was in a downward spiral following a family tragedy. She turned it around after applying for and getting a scholarship through the Students Rising Above program.
The Golden State Warriors won Game 5 against the Antonio Spurs. Their failure to sweep the series paid off in ticket sales and more.
A Bay Area college grad learned the power of networking when she landed her first job with the help of a fellow Students Rising Above alumnus.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf claims Councilmember Desley Brooks has “been nicknamed the Donald Trump of Oakland…has engaged in unethical and abusive behavior” and “infected the civility of the council chambers.”
An electronic billboard with Trump-friendly slogans positioned next to a pro-Trump sign in San Jose was riddled with holes.
Past and present Students Rising Above scholars gathered to celebrate an organization that has helped 750 students achieve their college dreams.
Some Bay Area police chiefs joined together to push back against legislation that aims to restrict when officers can use lethal force.
On campus, Evelyn Montiel was an A-student and class president. But at home she was in survival mode, working long nights at the ice cream stand, fighting to keep her family’s business alive.
The success of Marvel’s Black Panther film will have a lasting effect in Oakland.
A Bay Area woman is demanding answers after she claims her dog was seriously injured while staying at an East Bay kennel, and no one will tell her what really happened.
Oakland city leaders have come up with a constructive, temporary fix for the homeless crisis in that city. They are putting up experimental shelters in the form of storage sheds.
The owner of an Oakland restaurant is on the lam after a judge ordered him to pay $2.5 million to an alleged victim.
Oakland’s police chief is accused of not telling the truth about a recent immigration raid.
A man claims he was sexually assaulted at a San Francisco health club, which then tried to cover it up by canceling his membership after he called police.
If you commute on BART, you’ve likely seen them – baby strapped to their chests, approaching riders with a cardboard sign, such as: “No job, 4 kids, please help for food.”
In the Sierra National Forest, there are more dead trees than live ones. And figuring out what do with them is a towering task.
‘Free Speech Week’ at UC Berkeley is just days away and it’s still unclear who all will be speaking on campus.
A new documentary centers in on Oakland’s troubled police department.
A former slave settled a California town where his dream of freedom would become a reality. The place still exists. It’s called Allensworth.
A former slave who settled a California town where his dream of freedom would become a reality. The place still exists. It’s called Allensworth.
A Bay Area woman who’s been breeding hundreds of exotic birds in her backyard gets an ultimatum.
After our investigation, a VA director is apologizing for offensive comments he made about workplace sexual harassment allegations.
A California farmer’s irrigation water contained the very same salty compounds found in wastewater produced by dozens of nearby oil wells.
A Bay Area restaurant that publicized its support for immigrants and sanctuary city policies was targeted in a vandalism attack using feces.
Once-classified films of nuclear tests are now posted to YouTube.
Vallejo’s Planning Commission decided not to allow a massive cement plant proposed at the edge of the Napa River in south Vallejo.
Months after the deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse fire claimed 36 lives, the mounds of charred furniture, musical instruments, bicycles and building material deposited in San Leandro along the San Francisco Bay has become a source for concern.
Kindergartner Stephon Stubbs may not understand it yet, but he’s already got money in the bank for his college education.
Hundreds of oilfield wastewater wells shut down after audit finds California illegally let companies inject wastewater in protected waters.