Wilson Walker joined KPIX 5 in July of 2007. His television career started at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999. There, he covered the departure of the Charlotte Hornets, The Rae Carruth case, and the devastating East Coast Ice Storm of 2002. He also spent three years in Sacramento with KCRA, covering California politics, the Hamid & Umer Hyat terrorism trial, and the Sacramento arena debate.
Wilson is a two-time Emmy winner, having been honored for his coverage of the 2007 Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, and the city’s “Batkid” event in 2013.
After ten years producing newscasts, Wilson became a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) in 2012, meaning he shoots, writes, and edits all of his own stories. In that time he has covered the Occupy movement, the California drought, the 2014 South Napa Earthquake, the broad effects of the San Francisco tech explosion, the Bay Bridge, the Bay Lights, and three Super Bowls.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Wilson was a history major at Davidson College, proudly claiming The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry as a fellow alumnus. When he’s not chasing stories around California he enjoys running, exploring the Bay Area with friends, and – whenever possible – catching up with Phish.
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A landmark restaurant atop San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill stands at the center of a new controversy.
A judge has blocked Marin County from purchasing a popular golf course and turn it into open space, giving golfers at least a temporary reprieve amid a long battle over the land.
A successful brewery in the North Bay is getting ready to switch things up, introducing a new sparkling water with a special ingredient: marijuana.
A man reportedly shot by San Francisco police last weekend is well-known to authorities. It turns out he has been shot by an SFPD officer once before.
The flood of drugs running through San Francisco’s downtown BART stations is just an extension of the drug problems that have long plagued the streets above.
KPIX 5 reporter Wilson Walker got a tour inside Salesforce Tower in San Francisco on the eve of the grand opening.
Transit authorities made new promises of action to fight rampant drug use in BART’s Civic Center station Monday as officials met with San Francisco leaders.
New details surfaced Friday in a blame game playing out behind the scenes of one of San Francisco’s biggest infrastructure projects: the Central Subway.
Construction on the Central Subway in San Francisco is moving backwards Thursday after officials confirmed that crews laid miles of the wrong type of track.
Hollywood’s leading comedians have taken over the small city of Calistoga to shoot their big movie, Wine Country.