Wilson Walker


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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Long-Term RV Dwellers In Wealthy Palo Alto Brace For Crackdown

Palo Alto police are sending a message to RV dwellers that they must move their vehicles every 72 hours.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/06/2017

Colin Kaepernick Posts ‘Personal Independence” Video Of Ghana Visit On July 4th

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.”


Fight Heats Up Over San Francisco’s Waterfront Along The Embarcadero

California officials says San Francisco voters shouldn’t have the last say over how it uses the waterfront.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/28/2017

Ships Floated As Way To Provide Shelter To San Francisco’s Homeless

The solution to San Francisco’s homeless population may be found in the San Francisco Bay.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/27/2017

Neighborhood Remembers Slain UPS Driver As Part Of Community

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.


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High-Rise Condo In San Francisco Offering Too Much Parking?

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/15/2017

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North Oakland Neighborhood Is Surprisingly Bay Area’s Hottest Real Estate Market

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.


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California Farmers Creating Healthier Soil To Help Battle Climate Change

California farmers and researchers are helping rethink approaches to climate change by reworking traditional farming practices.


Berkeley Church Rises From Ashes Of Devastating Fire

Music echoing through the sanctuary of a Berkeley church Sunday marked the congregation’s recovery from a devastating fire.



Effort To Reform California Bail System Stalls In The Legislature

An effort to reform California’s bail system has stalled in the state legislature.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/02/2017

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San Francisco Streets Turning Into Traffic Nightmare

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.


INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 27: Amazon Fresh trucks sit parked at a warehouse on June 27, 2013 in Inglewood, California. Amazon began groceries and fresh produce delivery on a trial basis to select Los Angeles neighberhoods free of charge for Amazon Prime members. AmazonFresh lets you order groceries and have them delivered on the same day. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

E-Commerce Delivery, Rideshare Vehicles Intensify San Francisco Traffic

E-commerce deliver trucks and ridesharing vehicles may be intensifying San Francisco’s traffic woes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/22/2017

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Massive Storm Debris Field Clogging Tuolumne River

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.


Historic Broadcast From The Top Of Salesforce Tower

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.


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Salesforce Tower Reshaping The San Francisco Skyline

Nearly from every venue, it’s very apparent that the San Francisco skyline has changed forever.


San Francisco’s Conservatory Of Flowers May Light Up With Flower Power

The man behind the Bay Lights has something in store for another Bay Area landmark.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/22/2017

Bayview Man Delivers Rap About Parking At SFMTA Meeting

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.


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KPIX Sky Drone 5 Explores The Tunnels Of The Central Subway

For months the barriers near Union Square have been the only visible sign to San Franciscans that work on the Central Subway was underway.


Shoring Up Slope Below Spillway at Oroville Dam

Extraordinary Winter Tests California Flood Control

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.


Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Tests Positive For Toxic Fungicide

The fungicide Myclobutanil is toxic for humans and is found in marijuana from numerous San Francisco dispensaries.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/06/2017


Fungus In Medical Marijuana Eyed As Possible Cause In California Man’s Death

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.


Storm Shuts Down Yosemite Due To Flooding Concerns

Yosemite National Park was empty Saturday. The iconic tourist spot was shut down to visitors because of flooding concerns.


A San Francisco Muni bus makes its way down Market street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

No Quick Fix For SF Muni’s Nextbus Tracking System

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.


Man Ships New Menorah To Replace One Stolen In San Francisco

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.


Uber Drivers Endure Marathon Commutes To Work In San Francisco

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.



Contrary To City Records, Ghost Ship Visitors Say Oakland Firefighters Were At Warehouse In 2014

Oakland fire officials say they didn’t visit the Ghost Ship warehouse before the deadly fire, but some say firefighters were there in 2014.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/14/2016

Construction crews recently found this casket of a young girl underneath a home in San Francisco. (CBS)

New Clues About 1800s Baby Girl Unearthed Under San Francisco Home

After a home renovation in San Francisco unearthed the casket of a young girl, researchers have learned more about her identity.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/13/2016

Bay Area Man Aboard USS Arizona Recounts The Attack On Pearl Harbor

Bay Area resident, 95-year-old Lou Conter, is a living reminder of one of the darkest days in U.S. history.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/01/2016

Families Flee San Francisco Bay Area In Search For Better Quality Of Life

Families appear to be fleeing the Bay Area in numbers large enough to help drive up home prices in neighboring states.


Trump’s Environmental Plans Remain Unclear

If you want to know what President-elect Donald Trump means for the environment, you can start with climate change.


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Millennium Tower Neighbor Facing Structural Integrity Concerns

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.


California Sudden Oak Death Reaches Catastrophic Levels

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.


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Soil Analysis Planned At The Leaning Millennium Tower Of San Francisco

Management at San Francisco’s leaning Millennium Tower plan to install devices surrounding the luxury tower to collect soil data.


High Grass And High Fire Danger At Novato Open Space Prompts Concerns

Neighborhood concern over fire danger grows as the grass at Pacheco Valle Preserve in Novato grows taller.


WWII Ship Hiding Mysteries On Pacific Ocean’s Floor West Of Half Moon Bay

Scientists got a rare glimpse at a World War II aircraft carrier that sank 65 years ago just off the Bay Area’s coast.


San Francisco Rental Growth Softens Significantly

The peak of the San Francisco rental insanity appears to be behind us.



Warning Issued For Blue-Green Algae In The Russian River

Sonoma County health officials say there’s been another toxic algae bloom on the Russian River and are urging people to be careful.


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Flyers In San Francisco’s Chinatown Go After Airbnb Renters

The fight over affordable housing in the Bay Area is now taking aim at people renting homes through Airbnb.


San Francisco Department of Homelessness Director Jeff Kositsky. (CBS)

San Francisco Homeless Czar: “We Must Do Better”

The Director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness has heard the city’s frustration and is prepared to do something about it.


Despite $241 Million Budget, SF Still Struggling With Homelessness

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.