Phil Matier


Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.

In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.

“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”

As The KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider

Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50am and 5:50pm or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.

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Tri-Valley Area Becoming An Attractive Destination For Tech Companies

Look out, Silicon Valley. The Tri-Valley is a new tech hot spot, home to over 450 tech companies and backed by $4 billion in investments.

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BART’s Fleet Of The Future Is Already Spending The Present Getting Repaired

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s fleet of the future is spending less time on the tracks and more time in the repair shop as mechanics continue to work out glitches.


State Legislation Aims To Preserve Union Strength Ahead Of Decision

In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on union fees Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown had already signed bills that tightened up the rules for people opting out of union plans.


Protesters Shouting Racial Slurs Disrupt San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Forum

San Francisco’s mayoral race took a nasty turn over the weekend during a candidate forum which was disrupted by protesters hurling racial slurs.


California Lt. Governor Race Candidates Compete For Voters’ Attention

Big bucks are being spent on California’s Lieutenant Governor’s race.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/09/2018

Oakland To House More Homeless With Tuff Shed Program Expansion

The city of Oakland is expanding its Tuff Shed program for the homeless.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/07/2018

Tight Security Planned For San Francisco’s New Transbay Park

San Francisco’s newest park, Transbay Park in the Financial District, is going to be a world-class attraction. And it is likely to attract the city’s many homeless individuals as well.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/02/2018

California’s Gubernatorial Race Gets Personal With Attack Ads

New ads are hitting the airwaves and some are targeting California gubernatorial front-runner Gavin Newsom.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/23/2018

Immigration Crackdown Has Support In California, UC Survey Shows

A UC survey found that over half of Californians support President Trump’s Muslim travel ban and favor deporting undocumented immigrants.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/18/2018

Thwarted Knife Attack At BART Station Raises Security Questions

While BART police Monday afternoon thanked a bystander for his quick action to subdue a stabbing suspect in a scary weekend incident, some wondered if the attack should elevate concerns about security on the transit system.