Da Lin


Da Lin is an award-winning journalist at KPIX 5 News. He joined KPIX 5 in 2012, but has been reporting the news in the Bay Area since 2007. Da grew up in Oakland, and before his return to the Bay Area, he spent five years covering the news at three other television stations in Texas, Southern and Central California. He also spent five years reporting at KRON 4.

Da has traveled and lived all over the world, from China to England, but he says his heart belongs in the Bay Area. He says there’s simply no place like it. Da’s coverage of major stories including the Oscar Grant killing has earned him 10 awards from the Bay Area Press Photographers’ Association and the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors’ Association.

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BART Rider on Platform

BART Board Nixes $1.6 Billion Extension To Livermore

The BART board of directors rejected the proposed 5.5-mile extension of the Dublin-Pleasanton line into Livermore at a meeting at Oakland headquarters Thursday night.


Billboard Protesting Vallejo Cement Plant

Vallejo Billboards Protesting Cement Factory Send Concrete Message To Legislators

New billboards tell Vallejo city leaders: approve the cement plant near the mouth of the Napa River and get voted out.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/27/2018

A view of the home of accused rapist and killer Joseph James DeAngelo on April 24, 2018 in Citrus Heights, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Who Is Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo?

The district attorney’s office said investigators tracked down the golden state killer suspect by using genealogy websites.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/26/2018

Inmate Released

San Quentin Inmate Free After 25 Years On Death Row

A man who spent almost a quarter of a century on California’s Death Row took his first steps of freedom right into his family’s arms Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter was overturned.


RV Dwellers Near Berkeley Marina Face Evictions

Dozens of people living in RVs along the Berkeley waterfront are being told to pack up and leave. But many say they have nowhere else to go.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/05/2018

Occupants of Tiny Homes Community in Alameda Face Evictions

Some folks who have created a tiny home community in Alameda may be forced out soon.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/16/2018

Tiny Homes

Tiny Homes Fill A Need For Many Californians Who Can’t Buy Big Homes

When buying a full-size home isn’t an option, many people are turning to tiny homes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/15/2018

Alameda’s Crime-Fighting License Plate Readers Prompt Privacy, ICE Concerns

Alameda is monitored by four license plate readers and there’s a push to get more. But worries about ICE and privacy abound.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/01/2018

Coffey Park Rebuilding

Wildfire Victims Hit A Snag On The Road To Rebuilding

A shortage of labor has stalled rebuilding efforts in one of Santa Rosa’s hardest hit neighborhoods.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/26/2018

Bike Share Racks Block View Of Oakland Firestorm Memorial

The latest installation of bike sharing racks at a BART station in Oakland has set off a major pushback because of its location – directly in front of a memorial display for victims of the 1991 Oakland firestorm.