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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Palo Alto police are sending a message to RV dwellers that they must move their vehicles every 72 hours.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted social media messages on the Fourth of July detailing what he called his quest to find his “personal independence.”
California officials says San Francisco voters shouldn’t have the last say over how it uses the waterfront.
The solution to San Francisco’s homeless population may be found in the San Francisco Bay.
Customers who were friends with one of three drivers killed in the mass shooting at the San Francisco UPS facility this week on Friday remembered how Wayne Chan was much more than a delivery man.
A high-rise condo is going up at Market St. and Van Ness Ave., in San Francisco, but a neighborhood group says it offers too much parking.
When someone asks which Bay Area neighborhood is the hottest real estate market in the country, the answer generally focuses on the Silicon Valley or San Francisco.
California farmers and researchers are helping rethink approaches to climate change by reworking traditional farming practices.
Music echoing through the sanctuary of a Berkeley church Sunday marked the congregation’s recovery from a devastating fire.
An effort to reform California’s bail system has stalled in the state legislature.
It’s the day-to-day problem you can no longer escape in San Francisco. The streets of San Francisco are turning into a traffic nightmare.
E-commerce deliver trucks and ridesharing vehicles may be intensifying San Francisco’s traffic woes.
It has been weeks since any significant rain has fallen, but a massive debris field left over from the winter storms is still clogging the mouth of the Tuolumne River.
Making a bit of broadcast history Wednesday, KPIX 5 reporter Wilson Walker became the first local television journalist to give the Bay Area a look at the views from the top of Saleseforce Tower.
Nearly from every venue, it’s very apparent that the San Francisco skyline has changed forever.
The man behind the Bay Lights has something in store for another Bay Area landmark.
A Bayview man took speaking at public hearing to a whole new level Tuesday night after he started rapping his complaints about parking in his neighborhood during an SFMTA meeting.
For months the barriers near Union Square have been the only visible sign to San Franciscans that work on the Central Subway was underway.
On one hand, it was a textbook lesson in the power of small problems, or in this case, a small breach in a dam spillway that almost caused a catastrophe.
The fungicide Myclobutanil is toxic for humans and is found in marijuana from numerous San Francisco dispensaries.
Did the medicine contribute to the patient’s death? That was the question facing doctors when a California man died from a relatively rare fungal infection.
Yosemite National Park was empty Saturday. The iconic tourist spot was shut down to visitors because of flooding concerns.
It seemed like a great idea — a web-based tracking system called ‘Nextbus’ that allows passengers waiting catch a ride on San Francisco Muni lines tell when their bus or light rail train will arrive.
Love and light will return to San Francisco’s Washington Square Park after a replacement menorah was flown in to replace a 6-foot brass menorah that was stolen over the holiday weekend.
Many Uber drivers picking up fares in San Francisco drive into the city from far-off communities, with some heading to SF long before dawn.
Oakland fire officials say they didn’t visit the Ghost Ship warehouse before the deadly fire, but some say firefighters were there in 2014.
After a home renovation in San Francisco unearthed the casket of a young girl, researchers have learned more about her identity.
Bay Area resident, 95-year-old Lou Conter, is a living reminder of one of the darkest days in U.S. history.
Families appear to be fleeing the Bay Area in numbers large enough to help drive up home prices in neighboring states.
If you want to know what President-elect Donald Trump means for the environment, you can start with climate change.
San Francisco residents who are paying attention to the ongoing saga of the sinking and leaning Millennium Tower may have noticed the new, even taller residential tower going up right next door.
Head into California’s Sierra foothills and you might think the colorful views are seasonal. But what may look like attractive fall foliage is actually evidence of an ugly reality.
Management at San Francisco’s leaning Millennium Tower plan to install devices surrounding the luxury tower to collect soil data.
Neighborhood concern over fire danger grows as the grass at Pacheco Valle Preserve in Novato grows taller.
Scientists got a rare glimpse at a World War II aircraft carrier that sank 65 years ago just off the Bay Area’s coast.
The peak of the San Francisco rental insanity appears to be behind us.
Sonoma County health officials say there’s been another toxic algae bloom on the Russian River and are urging people to be careful.
The fight over affordable housing in the Bay Area is now taking aim at people renting homes through Airbnb.
The Director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness has heard the city’s frustration and is prepared to do something about it.
With San Francisco spending nearly a quarter of a billion dollars on the homeless every year, many are asking how there are still thousands of people living on the street.