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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Bay Area Congestion Worsens As More Cars Hit The Road

San Francisco Bay Area commuters have a lot of transit options available, yet the number of cars on the road just keeps rising.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/04/2018

Feinstein Discusses Regulating Tech To Protect Personal Data Online

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein went to Silicon Valley to talk about the need to protect user data online.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/02/2018

Oakland Teachers Receive Lesson In Dealing With Active Shooters

On a day where students were staging walkouts across the country to protest gun violence and call for legislative action, there was a teach-in for Oakland educators.  The lesson plan was all about dealing with an active shooter.


Oakland Schools Push Back Against Trump’s Proposal To Arm Teachers

Teachers and police working in Oakland public schools say having teachers armed with guns would actually make things more dangerous.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/12/2018

San Francisco Hospital Opens Locked Ward For Mentally Ill And Homeless

New hospital beds for San Francisco’s mentally ill and homeless are in a locked facility, renewing a debate on California’s commitment laws.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/05/2018

BART Considers Constructing A Second Transbay Tube

For a lot of BART commuters, a second transbay tube couldn’t come soon enough. Now, BART is taking serious steps in that direction.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/21/2018

BART Train Stopped on Track

BART’s Filthiest Stations Start Getting Cleaned Around The Clock

BART is making a clean sweep at some of its filthiest stations.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/14/2018

New TV Ad Makes Waves In San Francisco Mayoral Races

A new ad claims there was dirty back room dealing in the selection of San Francisco’s new interim mayor.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/05/2018

ICE To Target Undocumented Immigrants At California Courthouses

The feds laid out new guidelines for arresting undocumented immigrants and KPIX 5 has obtained the new directive from ICE.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/31/2018

San Francisco’s New Interim Mayor Says London Breed Had ‘Too Much Power’

“To me that is too much power in one person’s hand. There needs to be checks and balances,” San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell said.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/24/2018