Anchors

News Director: Mark Neerman<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/mark.jpg"><img class="alignleft" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/mark.jpg" alt="mark neerman" width="300" height="350" /></a>Mark Neerman returns to the Bay Area as Vice President of News and News Director for KPIX5/KBCW. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant News Director for KNTV. It’s also a return to CBS for Mark who was Executive Producer for KDKA in Pittsburgh and WFOR in Miami. Mark won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his leadership of KSNV in Las Vegas for coverage of the mass shooting on the Vegas Strip. He is credited with leading his teams to multiple Emmy Awards. When Mark isn’t working, he’s traveling from Yangon to Istanbul. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Kenny Choi<p style="text-align:justify;"><img class="alignleft" style="margin:8px 10px;" title="Kenny Choi" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/interior-bio-template_kenny-choi.jpg" alt="" width="300" /></p> When Kenny Choi jumped into the backseat, he never thought he would be introducing his ride share driver to National Public Radio. The hour-long ride to the airport turned into a conversation that included politics, the economic divide, and the cultural differences between the East Coast and the West Coast. “The driver who usually listened to music said he felt more informed because of the news we heard and then discussed,” remembers Choi. “It seemed like a transformative moment for him and that made me proud to be a journalist.” Kenny is committed to being an engaging and credible source for news. “It’s important to me that people get good information and that’s what I strive to do every day at work,” he says. Kenny was raised in New Haven, Conn. His parents, who are teachers, moved around a lot so he got to discover various communities. In high school, he performed in a barbershop quartet and sang bass in a highly competitive a cappella group. He also enjoyed playing all sports. “I like being outdoors and I’ve always been the type that gets involved in various activities. Basketball, surfing, cycling, tennis. It’s just my way of being active and appreciating nature.” When it was time to attend college he sought a warmer climate and headed to Los Angeles. While majoring in Communication Studies at UCLA, Kenny worked for the Daily Bruin newspaper and for The Bruin News, the local news station for the UCLA community. He continued to meld his love of sports with his passion for writing. He got a sports internship at KCAL 9 where he was able to interview top sports figures like Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Phil Jackson. His career started as a passion for sports before he pivoted to news. “Whether it’s sports or news, I’m always looking for that compelling angle,” he says. Kenny’s journalism career included stints at Fox23 News in Tulsa, Oklahoma, KTBZ-1430 Radio, and KVEW-TV in Kennewick, Washington. He eventually took a job at Sports Net New York as an anchor and reporter. In 2010, Kenny joined KITV in Honolulu, first as part of the morning news before becoming a primary anchor for the 6pm and 10pm newscasts. Kenny has always been involved with his community. He worked with the Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club, and other organizations. He served on the American Lung Association of Hawaii’s Council and is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. Kenny joined KPIX 5 in April 2016 as morning and noon co-anchor. He tries to be asleep by 8pm so that he can be at the station by 3:30am to prepare for the 4:30am newscast. “I love my job because I have the opportunity to learn something every day and to share that information,” he says. “There are countless news sources now and it’s imperative to provide Bay Area viewers with what they need to know to get their day started.” He also hosts Bay Sunday, a locally produced public affairs show that airs Sunday mornings on KPIX 5 and KBCW, 44 cable 12. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys surfing at Ocean Beach, cycling in the Marin Headlands and hiking in Yosemite. He’s also eager to discover new and unusual foods around the Bay Area. He and his family live in San Francisco. <strong><a href="mailto:kchoi@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Kenny</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Kenny on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KennyKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Kenny on Facebook</a></strong> <hr />  
Veronica De La Cruz<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-vdlc.jpg"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545278" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-vdlc.jpg" alt="VERONICA DE LA CRUZ" width="300" height="350" /></a><strong>Co-Anchor of 6:00pm News on KPIX 5 Anchor of Bay Area Nightbeat on KBCW</strong> <p style="text-align:justify;">The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 200,000 people from 14 countries. Months after the disaster, heartbroken families were still searching for missing loved ones.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Veronica De La Cruz was working at CNN and reporting from the “Victims and Relief Desk,” connecting the displaced.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">“It was the most amazing experience and made me realize the power of the Internet,” De La Cruz says.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Veronica was born in the Central Valley and spent her early years in Half Moon Bay before her family moved to Southern California. She spent her formative years as a competitive figure skater.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She returned to Los Angeles to attend college before embarking on her journalism career. Veronica started out as a music journalist after pitching a show to a dot com. The pitch led to a job which allowed her to travel the world interviewing musicians and DJs.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She then moved to Yuma, Arizona to take a morning and mid-day anchor and evening reporter position at the NBC affiliate. Then, it was on to CNN where she helped launch the first streaming news service, CNN Pipeline.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She eventually became an anchor and correspondent at CNN where she was the first journalist to use Twitter on the air in 2007 and the first to use “the magic wall”, a huge monitor that employs multi-touch technology. It has become a staple of the cable network’s political coverage allowing anchors to display data and election results.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">While at CNN, Veronica was honored with an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award for her coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami and a prestigious George Foster Peabody award for her work during Hurricane Katrina.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">“Katrina victims were calling the newsroom to tell us the water was up to their neck and to please get them help,” she says. “Those moment will haunt me forever.”</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">While at the network, she covered lots of breaking news including the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, the death of President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, the 2008 collapse of Wall Street and the housing market.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">But, she is most proud of her in-depth reports on the homeless, the plight of the migrant farm worker and CNN’s special “Asian in America.”</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">After almost six years at CNN, she moved to NBC News & MSNBC where she was a host of “First Look” and NBC’s “Early Today Show”. She also served as a correspondent for both NBC and MSNBC.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Veronica joined KPIX 5 in 2014 as an evening anchor and to launch Bay Area Nightbeat, a fast-paced evening newscast on KBCW where she enjoys engaging with viewers across various social media platforms.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She has always been at the forefront of new technology.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">“My Twitter feed is an amazing resource. It allows me to connect with viewers to find out what issues really matter to them,” she says. “Coming home to anchor a news program that incorporates social media in the very community where I was raised is a great honor.”</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Veronica is half Filipino-Chinese and half French-German Jewish and grew up hearing multiple languages at home. As a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, she often mentors the next generation of journalists.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">When she’s not at the station, she volunteers with her non-profit, “Hope for Hearts,” dedicated to her younger brother and mother, who both died of heart disease. She also enjoys listening to her massive record collection and attending live shows.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She enjoys spending her free time with her son and dog, Bianca.</p> <a href="mailto:vdelacruz@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Veronica</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/VeronicaDLCruz" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Veronica on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaDeLaCruzTV/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Veronica on Facebook</a>  
Michelle Griego<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545271" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-michelle-griego.jpg" alt="MICHELLE GRIEGO" width="300" height="350" /> Michelle Griego wore a hair bow, told riddles and read the news when she first appeared on TV. The Colorado native started her career in journalism at the tender age of 11 where she co-anchored “Two Bits,” a KWGN-TV kids’ news show for nearly three years. The program was seen in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nebraska. “At the time there weren’t a lot of Latinas on TV,” Griego says. “It felt like I was providing a service, because kids would come up to me and start talking about current events.” She knew instantly that journalism was her calling. Michelle attended Colorado State University and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Before moving to the Bay Area, Michelle worked at CBS4 in Denver for eight years an online editor, reporter and anchor. Her favorite live shots include breaking news or “being knee-high in snow.” Michelle joined KPIX 5 in March 2012 as co-anchor of KPIX 5 News This Morning, and can be seen weekdays from 4:30 -7 a.m., and on KPIX 5 News at Noon. She also hosts Bay Area Focus, a locally produced talk show that airs Sunday mornings on KPIX 5 and KBCW, 44 cable 12. Michelle likes to be in the forefront of news. She’s covered the mass shooting at the Aurora movie theater; the opening of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco Giants World Series Victory parades. She also reported from New Orleans for ten days when the San Francisco 49ers went to the Super Bowl. Michelle has always looked up to Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour. “They’re strong journalists not afraid to ask the tough questions,” Michelle said. She was honored with an Emmy in 2014 for anchoring KPIX 5 at 6 a.m. Her volunteer work includes sitting on the boards for the Latin American Educational Foundation and Adelante Mujer, an organization that helps Latina high school students pursue higher education and professional careers. Her favorite activity is spending time with her husband and three daughters. <strong><a href="mailto:mdgriego@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Michelle</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/MichelleKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Michelle on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MichelleKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Michelle on Facebook</a></strong>
Elizabeth Cook<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545266" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-liz-cook.jpg" alt="ELIZABETH COOK" width="300" height="350" /> It was a Bay Area baptism under fire. Less than a month after arriving at KPIX 5 as the 5pm co-anchor and night-side reporter, Elizabeth Cook was in San Francisco’s Mission District covering a chaotic Occupy march when a protester shoved her and her cameraman. With only moments to spare, the team got to safety and filed their report for the 11 pm news. For the next couple of years, Cook would finish her 5pm show and then immediately jump in a live truck to file breaking stories across the Bay Area for the 11pm news. “There’s no question that being a field reporter makes you a better anchor,” she says. In 2013, Elizabeth was promoted to also co-anchor the station’s 11pm edition with veteran journalist Ken Bastida. As a child growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of La Canada Flintridge, she gravitated towards history and storytelling. Her interest in journalism begin when she was a senior in high school. “I was Rose Princess for the Tournament of Roses and that required a lot of public speaking,” she remembers. “NBC’s Tom Brokaw was the Rose Parade Grand Marshall. We went to many of the events together and I got to know him pretty well. I loved hearing his incredible stories from his career and became inspired from his immense compassion for people” Brokaw asked her if she had ever thought of being a journalist. While completing her degree in Broadcasting from the prestigious USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Elizabeth interned at ESPN and worked at The Jane Pauley Show at NBC. After graduating, she got her first on-air reporting job in Palm Springs. Elizabeth reported, produced and served as a multi-media journalist before becoming the primary news anchor at KMIR-TV. While there, she covered two of the deadliest fires in California history, the death of President Gerald Ford and visits from President George W. Bush. She is a 10-time Emmy and two-time Edward R Murrow recipient. She is also the recipient of two Nor Cal RTNDA awards. At KPIX 5, Elizabeth extensively covered the Occupy movement and the illegal sale and transport of guns in Oakland. She also covered Bay Area connections to some of the world’s biggest stories. She profiled a Bay Area man who helped Syrian refugees escape their country; reported on the California company developing a serum to treat the Ebola virus; and covered a new medical device that is unlocking some of the mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease. Elizabeth also exposed the illegal transport of California horses to out-of-state slaughter houses, and the controversial experiment to protect a threatened species of owl in Humboldt County. She’s been passionate about highlighting some of the Bay Area’s most intriguing women, from the San Francisco Chronicle’s first female Editor-In-Chief Audrey Cooper to 49ers General Counsel Hannah Gordon. Elizabeth never misses an opportunity to get back out in the field. She’s anchored shows from downtown Main Street after the 2014 Napa earthquake; at the scene of the devastating China Basin fire; on the turf at Levi’s Stadium first home opener; and inside San Francisco’s Super Bowl City leading up to the big game’s 50th anniversary. She has great respect for co-anchor Ken Bastida. “He brings a breadth of experience to the anchor desk,” she says. “Part of the newscast is feeding off of each other, especially when there’s breaking news. It helps to know your co-anchor’s energy, know where they’re going.” “A lot of people are surprised when they learn how much our team really loves each other,” she says. We are genuinely good friends.” When Elizabeth isn’t behind the anchor desk, she enjoys chasing after her son Beau, exploring San Francisco restaurants with her husband and embarking on the endless quest to find the best coffee in the Bay Area. <strong><a href="mailto:ecook@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Liz</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/ElizabethKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Liz on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/elizabethKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Liz on Facebook</a></strong>
Phil Matier<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545274" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-phil-matier.jpg" alt="PHIL MATIER" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">“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.”</p> <strong>As The KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider</strong> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <a href="pmatier@sfchronicle.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">E-mail Phil</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/philmatier" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Phil on Twitter</a>
Anne Makovec<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545246" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-anne-makovec.jpg" alt="ANNE MAKOVEC" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Anne Makovec helps usher in the morning on KPIX 5 Eyewitness News both weekdays and weekends. During the week, she covers breaking news all over the Bay Area for KPIX 5 Early Edition and the news at noon. On Saturdays and Sundays, and reports for the evening broadcasts.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Anne has been covering Northern California news as a reporter and anchor since 2004 in the Monterey Bay, Sacramento, and San Francisco Bay Area. She started her career at her hometown radio station in Wisconsin before she was even finished with high school and hasn’t stopped chasing news since.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Anne has spent much of her journalism career covering politics from the red state of Georgia to wildcard Wisconsin, and most recently, the challenged California Capitol.</p> Anne lives in downtown San Francisco with two former shelter cats, Toby and Rusty. <a href="mailto:akmakovec@cbs.com?subject=cbs5.com%20mail">E-mail Anne</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/AnneKPIX?lang=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Anne on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AnneKPIX/?fref=mentions&__xts__[0]=68.ARClWLFGH9WYPfI7D64ANbdammBncvpRvrvJ_oZp3Gx-8XZnWhpVQ8wbBjFR13gyrEzN059Zbw9Nk71OriIAl2uZQn1xUp69zwMc2uVzATY7a0Uuvll15MgMYSStooIX8MDO0Ljjj7OfxqYbeSpO1zXMJoe8ZYMD5KujEWhIWXC_aFm31h8_k1Y&__tn__=K-R" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Anne on Facebook</a>
Allen Martin<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/allen-martin_bio-head.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-464096 size-medium" style="margin-top:8px;margin-right:10px;" title="Allen Martin" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/allen-martin_web-bio_body-300-x350.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="350" /></a> Allen spent his high school years at a seminary training to be a priest. Now, he’s serving people in a different way. He co-anchors the 6p weeknight newscasts and files special reports across all KPIX 5 platforms. Martin exposed the Central Valley’s version of the Flint, Michigan water crisis when he discovered arsenic flowing through Kettleman City’s drinking water. He revealed poachers butchering Northern California’s majestic redwoods for profit. And, he uncovered a loophole in California’s assault rifle ban. His series of reports on the bullet button prompted California to introduce several gun control measures. Allen started in broadcasting when, as a junior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, he produced a radio talk show for KLOS. In his senior year he took a job as a disc jockey in Sacramento – flying up on the weekends to work and back for school during the week. After graduating, he worked in radio news in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In 1983, he moved to Atlanta for a job at a news talk radio station. Allen was hired at CNN’s Radio network before taking a TV writing job at CNN’s Headline News. In 1986, he accepted his first on-air TV job in Fort Smith, Arkansas. “I had to sling the ¾ inch recording deck over one shoulder, a camera over the other while wearing a battery belt around my waist,” he says. “I remember wearing penny loafers while covering one big flood. I literally walked out of my shoes. You learn the hard way and then you don’t make those mistakes again.” After five years and promotions to assistant news director and main anchor, Allen returned to his native California to be a principal anchor at the Salinas NBC affiliate. He was there four years, co-anchoring with the popular Dina Ruiz, who was married to Clint Eastwood. Just after the Oklahoma City bombing, Allen accepted the main anchor position at KFOR in Oklahoma City. “The story that really stands out for me was the six-month anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, the first terrorist attack on US soil,” he says. The truck bomb blast killed 168 people and injured hundreds more. When he asked his news director why he got the assignment, he was told his fresh perspective might enable him to tell a better story. Allen was the first reporter to enter the Murrah Federal Building after the crime scene was opened to the media. In 1998 Allen returned to California and the Monterey Peninsula to anchor and be the assistant news director for the CBS/FOX affiliate stations. Six years later, he made his way to the Bay Area and KPIX 5. He started as a South Bay reporter and subsequently anchored various newscasts. Besides anchoring, Allen enjoys interviewing and was one of seven local reporters invited to the White House to interview President Obama. He also excels at live reporting and brought viewers live never-before-seen images of the Presidio Parkway a day before it opened using Skydrone 5. When he’s not at the anchor desk, Allen profiles some of the Bay Area’s quiet heroes as part of the <a href="https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/category/jefferson-awards/">Jefferson Awards</a>, a national program that honors public service across America. “The Jefferson Award stories are about good people doing good things for a good reason,” he says. “It’s an uplifting counterbalance to some of the bad news we have to cover on a daily basis.” In addition to his broadcast journalism work, Allen has taught “Media and Crisis Communication” for the Department of Homeland Security. He also sits on the board of directors of “Boyhood Shadows Project” a non-profit that helps male victims of childhood sexual abuse. Allen has won multiple Emmy Awards for his anchoring and reporting at KPIX, along with honors from the Associated Press Television Radio Association as well as the Oklahoma and Arkansas Association of Broadcasters.” He enjoys fly fishing, remodeling projects, cycling, and spending time with his family. <strong><a href="mailto:aemartin@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Allen</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/AllenKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Allen on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/allenKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Allen on Facebook</a></strong>
Ken Bastida<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545263" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-ken-bastida.jpg" alt="KEN BASTIDA" width="300" height="350" /> San Francisco native Ken Bastida was born in the city’s Mission District. He attended high school at El Camino High in South San Francisco where he was first bitten by the broadcast bug. As a student in the telecommunications class, he was allowed to take home a camera. “I really wanted to be a cameraman and shoot sports,” he remembers. Ken earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University. In 2007, he was inducted into the University’s Alumni Hall of Fame. During his undergraduate years, a friend told him about an internship at KFRC Radio. Ken quickly worked his way up from the mailroom to the news room. He started by recording simple voiceovers for the Sales Department before eventually producing his first radio story for the News Department. He quickly learned to edit stories using a razor blade to splice reel-to-reel tape. “I had a wonderful education at my first radio station and I settled in knowing this is the career that I want.” Ken eventually had on-air jobs at several Bay Area radio stations including KGO, KMEL, K101 and KCBS Radio. He says his time behind the mic helped prepare him for work in front of the camera. “I had these great mentors who were photographers and editors. They answered my questions and showed me how things worked,” he says. “Those guys helped build my career. They were responsible for showing me the way.” In 1990, Ken was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody award for his contributions to KCBS Radio during the ’89 Loma Prieta earthquake. For four seasons, he hosted HGTV’s “Landscape Smart” where he guided homeowners trying to boost their curb appeal. When he showed up for the audition, he was asked to deliver 16 pages of copy that producers said they had sent to his home for him to memorize. He never got them so he winged it and got the job. Ken joined KPIX 5 in 1990. His longevity here has made him one of the most trusted Bay Area broadcast journalists in the Bay Area. Ken has garnered many awards including six local Emmys. He was honored for his outstanding achievement in “continuing coverage” for his series, “Inside the Middle East.” He’s also received 15 Emmy nominations by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his outstanding work as an Anchor and Reporter. In addition, Ken has been recognized for excellence by the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the Peninsula Press Club. He has been privileged to travel the world, sometimes while on assignment for KPIX 5. Ken’s most memorable reporting trips include his journey to the Middle East covering the Intifada and the building of Israel’s separation border in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. In 1988, he covered Hurricane Iniki, the most powerful hurricane to strike Hawaii in recorded history. Ken also traveled to the Mojave Desert when it was designated a National Park Preserve. Ken has proven to be a steady presence during major news events. He anchored KPIX 5’s extended live coverage on September 11th as well as special coverage of the San Bruno gas explosion and the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. He also co-anchored the station’s coverage of the Giants World Series parades and anchored live from San Francisco’s Super Bowl City the days leading up to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. Ken has a passion for field reporting and breaking news. “I have a lot of respect for the reporters out in the field. You can’t always plan. In breaking news situations, you have to keep calm, go with your gut and trust your instincts,” he emphasizes. When he’s not working, Ken generously helps friends and family with home remodel projects. “My kids call me Mr. Fixit,” he says. His hobbies include tinkering with classic cars and cooking. Ken and his wife have two sons, a daughter and two cats named Bob and Sister. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. <strong><a href="mailto:kbastida@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Ken</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/KenBastidaKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Ken on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KenBastidaKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Ken on Facebook</a></strong>
Juliette Goodrich<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545261" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-juliette-goodrich.jpg" alt="JULIETTE GOODRICH" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Emmy award winning reporter and Bay Area native Juliette Goodrich joined KPIX 5 in 1997 and has performed a variety of anchoring and reporting assignments during her time with the station.  She is currently the weekend nighttime anchor.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in Communications and was awarded the Kelly Broadcasting Scholarship her senior year.  She started her broadcasting career reporting for Channel 30 in her hometown of Pleasanton during the early 90s and gained additional local and national experience reporting and anchoring for news stations in the Redding, Chico and Sacramento television markets.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette has covered a wide variety of local and national stories.   At KPIX 5 Juliette added to her list of accomplishments with Emmy Nominations in “Breaking News” for her exclusive coverage of fugitive James Nivette’s capture in France and her exclusive coverage of the Bay Bridge shooting incident.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2004, Juliette was awarded the APTRA “Excellence in Spot News Coverage” for her reports on the anchor desk during the Oakland Super Bowl Riots. In 2005, she was named Reporter of the Year by The Women of Radio and Television Association. In 2006, Juliette received an Emmy for Best Anchor and in 2007,  she was awarded another Emmy for Best Newscast for the 5pm news on KPIX 5.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2008 Juliette received another Emmy for Best Anchor.  In 2009 Juliette received an Emmy for best Daytime Newscast for the noon show she anchors weekdays.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2012 she was awarded a Nor Cal RTNDA award for her multi-part series: “Hunger Challenge…Living on Food Stamp Budget for a Week.”</p> In 2014  Juliette received her fifth Emmy for her team coverage on <a href="https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/tag/batkid/">Batkid</a>. <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette was inspired to write a children’s book after she emceed the 100th birthday celebration of the Centennial Light. It is the world’s longest burning lightbulb.  It is located at Fire Station 6 in Livermore, California.  The book is called “The Little Light Shines Bright.”   Proceeds from the book benefit local reading and writing programs. You can learn more about the lightbulb and see what it looks like from a bulbcam operating 24 hours a day at <a href="http://www.centennialbulb.org/">www.centennialbulb.org</a>.  Juliette has also written four other children’s books with proceeds going to local reading programs.  She has written “The Train of Lights, ”   “I’m Special because I Smile”, (inspired by her work with Special Olympics),  and “Paws Goes to the Library.”</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette is involved in many community organizations including the Alisa Ann Ruch Annual Burn Relay to <span id="itxthook1p" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxtnowrap"><span id="itxthook1w" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxtnowrap itxtnewhookspan">support</span></span> burn survivors in the Bay area, the Northern California Special Olympics and the American Red Cross. She has also competed in several triathlons for the See Jane Run Breast Cancer Fund. Juliette and her husband live in the East Bay with their three children.  Juliette and her three children trained for three years together to earn their  Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do.  They continue to train for their second degree.</p> <a href="mailto:goodrich@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Juliette</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/JulietteKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Juliette on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JulietteKPIX5/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Juliette on Facebook</a>  

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Julie Watts<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545262" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-julie-watts.jpg" alt="JULIE WATTS" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie’s work has prompted FDA recalls, federal investigations and laws to protect consumers. Her reports air locally on KPIX in San Francisco, KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles and KOVR in Sacramento. They are also distributed nationally and often appear on CBS stations across the country.</p> In addition to her role as a consumer-investigative reporter, Julie covers general assignment stories in San Francisco and is a news anchor and meteorologist (AMS) at KPIX. <p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Awards</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie's work was recently honored with four prestigious national awards. Her year-long <a href="http://newsmom.com/toxic-safety-car-seat-chemicals-continuing-coverage/">“Toxic Safety” </a>investigation into car seat flame retardants won the <strong>Gracie Award</strong> for best Investigative Feature,  <strong>The National Press Club’s</strong> award for Consumer Journalism and the <strong>Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award</strong> for Public Service. Her child ID theft investigation, <a href="http://newsmom.com/child-identity-theft/">“Toddler Has a Credit Card”</a>, also won <strong>The</strong> <strong>National Headliner Award</strong> for Business and Consumer Reporting. Together, the investigations prompted two new pieces of legislation and a new law in 2016.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie's 2014 series “UN-Covered California” also won the <strong>National Press Club’s award for Consumer Journalism</strong>. The reports exposed numerous flaws with California’s health insurance exchange, prompted changes by insurers and forced action by state regulators.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">The 7-time Emmy® Award Winner has also been honored with more than a dozen regional awards including Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow Awards.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"><strong>NewsMom</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;">Off air, Julie is the Mom of a precocious toddler, a brand new baby and she is the founder of <a href="http://newsmom.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">NewsMom.com</a>. <a href="http://newsmom.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The website/blog</a> provides a platform for professional journalists to share their relevant news stories and research with an audience of parents that they wouldn’t otherwise reach.</p>  Julie is also an <a href="http://newsmom.com/featuring/juliewatts/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">avid blogger</a>  – chronicling how she uses the knowledge and resources she’s developed as a consumer reporter to navigate life as a mom. <p style="text-align:left;">You can follow her NewsMom posts on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/newsmomdotcom/">Facebook </a>and <a href="https://twitter.com/newsmomdotcom">Twitter</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"><strong>History</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;">Prior to taking over the KPIX ConsumerWatch franchise in 2010, Julie was named Best News Anchor by the Associated Press for her role as anchor and host of the KPIX weekend morning show.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie began working at KPIX in 2009 as a Reporter and Meteorologist. A short time later she won the American Meteorological Society’s prestigious award for “Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist.”</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie earned her meteorology credentials (AMS Seal) from the American Meteorological Society while working at KCRA 3 in Sacramento. In addition to weekend weather, she covered everything from cooking segments to creepy critters while hosting the “KCRA Noon Show Live from the Arden Fair Mall.”</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Nationally, Julie appeared as a host on TLC’s “Designing Spaces” and was an entertainment reporter/producer for BBC & Reuters-TV in Los Angeles.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie began her news career as a Traffic Anchor, Weather Anchor and Reporter for CBS-47 in Fresno. Julie was also the voice of news and traffic each morning on the Central Valley’s Clear Channel radio stations.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a M.A. in Online Journalism from the University of Southern California. At her USC commencement ceremony, she was named Graduate Student of the Year.</p> <p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Off Air</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;">Outside of work, Julie sits on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and was the Awards Chair for many years, overseeing the regional Emmy® Award competition & ceremony.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">In an effort to tell stories that might not otherwise be told, Julie often finds herself behind the camera. She shoots, edits and produces special projects while traveling overseas. Her work as a Multi-Media/Video Journalist (MMJ/VJ) has taken her from Sierra Leone to India and won several awards.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie is active in several local non-profits and volunteers at her Alma Mater, Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, where she taught a broadcasting course for aspiring journalists and hosts a series of career symposiums each year.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Julie was born and raised in San Jose and now lives in the Bay Area with her husband, their daughter, new baby boy and ”dog-ter”.</p> <a href="mailto:jawatts@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Julie</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/JulieKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow Julie on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JulieWattsTV" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">"Like" Julie on Facebook</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/newsmomdotcom" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow Julie's NewsMom Reports on Facebook</a> <hr />  

Reporters

Katie Nielsen<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/katie-nielsen-web-bio.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-750138" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/katie-nielsen-web-bio.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="350" /></a>Katie Nielsen is an award-winning reporter who has spent more than 10 years sharing people’s stories. She joined KPIX in the summer of 2017, and just a few months later, found herself covering the Wine Country Wildfires. Katie was one of the first reporters to arrive in Santa Rosa when the fires started and provided constant updates from the fire lines. The stories of bravery and tragedy she filed earned her two national journalism awards: The Society of Professional Journalists National Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News and the National Headliner Award for Breaking News. A native of Southern California, Katie is thrilled to be back in the Golden State. She has worked at TV stations in New York, Arkansas, Missouri and Nevada before returning to the West coast. Most recently, Katie reported for Comcast Sports Bay Area, focusing on horse racing and baseball. A proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism at UM-Columbia, she also holds a Masters of Jurisprudence from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. When she’s not chasing news, Katie is out running with her dog, Chloe, golfing, or skiing. She’s also a competitive equestrian with her show jumping horse, Moose. <strong><a href="mailto:knielsen@cbs.com?subject=kpix.com%20mail">E-mail Katie</a></strong><strong> | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/katiekpix/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Katie on Instagram</a> </strong><strong>| <a href="https://twitter.com/KatieKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Katie on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KatieKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Katie on Facebook</a></strong>
Mary Lee<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/mary-lee-web-bio.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-750122" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/mary-lee-web-bio.jpg" alt="Mary Lee" width="300" height="350" /></a>Bay Area native Mary Lee joined KPIX 5 in February of 2018. Mary was born in Berkeley, grew up in Fairfield and is a proud UC Davis Aggie. She is extremely grateful to finally come home to the Bay Area. “There’s nothing like reporting and forecasting for your hometown," she said. "It’s truly a privilege and an honor to do what I love and to do it here in the Bay Area.” Mary started her broadcast career as a writer at KOVR-TV, our sister station in Sacramento before taking her first on-air reporting job in KHSL-TV in Chico. Mary then moved to Austin, Texas to forecast severe weather. She covered the flash floods of 2007, one of the most devastating weather events in Central Texas history. In 2010, she packed her bags and headed to Houston to forecast weather at KPRC-TV. She flew with Hurricane Hunters into Hurricane Isaac in 2012, flying into the eye of the storm several times and was in the storm when it made landfall along the Louisiana coast. In 2013, Mary moved to Seattle to join the weather team at KING 5. She worked closely with the Washington state hydrologist to give critical information just hours after the deadly Oso landslide. At KPIX 5, Mary mainly covers science, tech and feature stories. She is passionate about encouraging and inspiring young people especially girls and minorities to love and pursue science, tech, engineering and math or STEM. Mary hosts her own iTunes podcast called STEM Boldly where she interviews amazing women and men who are boldly pursing their passion in STEM. She is involved with several community organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Mary is also a big foodie. She absolutely loves trying new restaurants. If you have a favorite Bay Area restaurant, she definitely wants to hear from you. <strong><a href="mailto:mjlee@cbs.com?subject=kpix.com%20mail">E-mail Mary</a></strong><strong> | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/marykpix" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Mary on Instagram</a> </strong><strong>| <a href="https://twitter.com/MaryKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Mary on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/maryKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Mary on Facebook</a></strong>  
Susie Steimle<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/susie-steimle_interior-bio.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-704216" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/susie-steimle_interior-bio.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="350" /></a>Susie Steimle has come a long way since reporting on a Shetland pony who relieved itself inside a Rhode Island liquor store. Since arriving at KPIX 5 in 2016, she has covered a variety of stories. After KPIX 5 had samples of restaurant seafood tested, she uncovered that much of it was mislabeled. She has also covered the push to get self-driving cars on Bay Area roads and the affordable housing crisis. She is fascinated by the Bay Area’s explosive growth and the impact it is having on public transportation and the infrastructure. Although she spent time in Indiana and Ohio, Steimle considers Kalamazoo, Michigan her home. The Midwesterner grew up in a news-conscious household. “My parents watched the news every single night and <em>60 Minutes</em> every Sunday," she said. Her interest in broadcasting began in high school where she took part in theatre and speech competitions. She excelled and her talent led to scholarships at the University of Missouri, known for its strong journalism school. Susie got her start as a 20-year-old working for KOMU-TV, a university-owned NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. “I worked every possible job in the newsroom. I answered phones, edited video, posted content for the website, shot my own stories, reported live, anchored newscasts, and even produced," she said. She’s convinced the early experience made her a better reporter and allowed her to appreciate the challenges that colleagues face day in and day out. After graduation, Susie served as the Political Reporter and a fill-in news anchor at WCAX-TV in Burlington, VT. While there, she covered the 2012 New Hampshire primary when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went head to head for the presidential nomination. She then moved to Providence, Rhode Island to accept an anchor and reporter position at WJAR-TV. In 2015, Susie joined WBZ-TV, New England’s very first TV station, as a general assignment reporter. One of her most memorable stories there was her interview with Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. “We were able to join Heather for some of her physical therapy and watched as she was fitted for a high- heel prosthetic,” she recalled. “She is so impressive, positive, and the epitome of #BostonStrong.” Women’s rights and mental health awareness are two causes dear to Susie’s heart. And, while in Rhode Island, she advocated for the Arthritis Foundation. Susie loves to travel and has been to 27 countries, including a recent backpacking trek through Southeast Asia. When she’s not exploring the world, Susie loves a good road race and running marathons. <strong><a href="mailto:ssteimle@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Susie</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/SusieKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Susie on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KPIXSusie/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Susie on Facebook</a></strong>
John Ramos<p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-john-ramos.jpg"><img class="alignleft" style="margin:8px 10px;" title="John Ramos" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-john-ramos.jpg" alt="" width="300" /></a></p> <p style="text-align:justify;">John Ramos accidentally launched a lifelong career in journalism when he began drawing editorial cartoons and writing smart-alecky satire pieces for the Bakersfield High School newspaper.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Later, while attending Fresno State, John took a 3-week summer job at a local TV station filling in for a graphic artist…who never returned from vacation. Suddenly working full-time in television, he quickly moved from graphics to photography and spent many years covering news in the Fresno area.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">John’s career took a turn in 1995 when he was conned into taking an assignment to create a weekly news magazine show, for which he would be the sole photographer and editor. Defying all logic, the show succeeded and John ended up winning a regional Emmy Award, a national Iris Award for Television Programming, an Edward R. Murrow Award and was named Associated Press Editor of the Year two years in a row.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">That’s when he met Ann, his future wife. She was also working in Fresno, but wanted to move back to the Bay Area to be near family. John tagged along, taking a job at KPIX in 2003, working mainly in the Oakland/Contra Costa areas.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2011, John was asked to become a “Multi-Media Journalist” or MMJ, meaning he must produce, shoot, write and edit his own stories under daily deadline pressure…all while working out of a van. It’s not for the faint of heart. Nevertheless, John has developed a reputation for telling thoughtful, human stories, often with a hint of irreverence. He loves to find the humor in situations while, at the same time, respecting the viewpoints of others.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">“I try to be fair in expressing people’s positions…even it I don’t happen to agree with them.” he says. “But I’m also not afraid to point out when something just doesn’t seem to make much sense.”</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">It’s been a fun, fascinating, challenging career for a guy who never really planned anything in his life. But, you know, things tend to work out OK…if you just have a little faith.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">John lives in Concord with Ann and their two smart-alecky daughters.</p> <a href="mailto:jaramos@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail John</a> <p style="text-align:justify;"></p>  
Wilson Walker<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545273" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-wilson-walker.jpg" alt="WILSON WALKER" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <a href="mailto:wwalker@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Wilson</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/wilsonkpix" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Wilson on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wilsonwalkerIII?hc_ref=ARR5ZEKlIK6MULa6IVKWayiqw_Ey5OvNx3Uqj1rUG8yox1LDQVgva8AlObubpMWAF3U&__xts__[0]=68.ARAjaz_8xS2GWPpkCQckwLVWRw5xKIaYH0hoWyrDvrta0KkmHX7fhZIwX1XfwMRDN2OZ11fKFwUsxVFHeadd_-TKqpk7VyLS0SzQMu4MKurcwsO1UzSvh5-18ooiapEaE6uqDLEDaMV_dyBH0wfm1kOEvP6rtrruiPVzsKm9w0kaOgF80cWTLGg&__tn__=lC-R" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Wilson on Facebook</a>
Jackie Ward<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545258" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-jackie-ward.jpg" alt="JACKIE WARD" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Jackie Ward is a two-time Emmy nominated reporter who recently moved to the Bay Area from Portland, Maine. Jackie was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA where her passion for telling informative, compelling stories began to flourish. This desire to share engaging stories and keep people up to date with the news and events in their community motivated Jackie to pursue a degree in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast from Boston University.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">After obtaining her degree, Jackie started her broadcast career in Bangor, Maine at WLBZ 2 as a Multimedia Journalist. After a year and a half in Downeast Maine, she moved a few hours south to Portland, Maine where she worked at WCSH 6 as a morning anchor and multimedia journalist for four years.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">One of Jackie's biggest accomplishments during her time in Maine was producing a six-part series called "Why We Run" - a collection of profiles that focused on six individuals who were running the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. As a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon team herself, Jackie helped raise more than $16,000 for cancer research. In addition to crossing the finish line, this experience earned Jackie an Emmy nomination.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Outside of the world of TV news, Jackie loves spending time with her family, taking her dog on runs, and cheering for her New England Patriots!</p> <a href="mailto:jward@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Jackie</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/JackieKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Jackie on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JackieKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Jackie on Facebook</a>  
Emily Turner<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545255" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-emily-turner.jpg" alt="EMILY TURNER" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Emily Turner is a recent addition to the KPIX 5 news team but isn't new to the Bay Area. She was a reporter with KRON 4 before moving over the the CBS Family. Emily started her news career in Mobile, Ala. after graduating from the University of Florida. Saturdays during football season she's always sporting some form of orange and blue, rooting for the Gators.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She's reported in Jacksonville, and Orlando and anchored in Tucson. Emily also sideline reports for CrossFit on ESPN and was a host and reporter for GRID on NBC Sports Network. She's covered seven hurricanes, the Gulf oil spill and major court cases like Trayvon Martin and Casey Anthony.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">You'll only catch Emily inside if she's reading a book, sleeping or doing the unfortunate task of laundry. Otherwise she's hiking, camping, paddle boarding or some other outdoor adventure. She does improv comedy and her pug Herbie thinks she's hilarious. She's a sucker for a good story and a good laugh.</p> <a href="mailto:eturner@cbs.com?subject=cbs5.com%20mail">E-mail Emily</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/emilyKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Emily on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/emilyturnerTV/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Emily on Facebook</a>  
Maria Medina<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545267" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-maria-medina.jpg" alt="MARIA MEDINA" width="300" height="350" /> Maria Medina began working at KPIX 5 in March 2015.   Maria reports and anchors the KPIX 5 Weekend Early Edition.  On Sunday mornings, Maria joins Phil Matier on the anchor desk, getting in-depth interviews with the Bay Area’s state and congressional representatives and other major news makers. <p style="text-align:justify;">She worked at the CBS station in Sacramento as a reporter before being promoted to the weekend anchor.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">During her nearly five year stay at CBS 13, her most memorable stories include covering an active swat situation on live TV for more than nine hours, the Napa quake in 2014 and exclusively interviewing a convicted serial killer she discovered was living under a different identity.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Before working in Sacramento, she reported in Albuquerque and Yakima.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Maria began delivering the news when she was 15...her first job was delivering newspapers in her neighborhood. Her life motto? Live, laugh and surf.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">When she's not trying to catch waves in Northern California, she's traveling to Hawaii to surf there.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">And when she's not in the water, you can find her hiking with her two boys and two dogs, exploring the state or trying out a new restaurant.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Have story ideas or a restaurant recommendation? Contact Maria:</p> <a href="mailto:mmedina@cbs.com?subject=cbs5.com%20mail">E-mail Maria</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/MariaKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Maria on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/maria.medinaTV" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Maria on Facebook</a>  
Devin Fehely<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545253" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-devin-fehely.jpg" alt="DEVIN FEHELY" width="300" height="350" />Devin Fehely is an Emmy award winning general assignment reporter/MMJ for KPIX 5. <p style="text-align:justify;">Before joining KPIX 5 Devin was at WXIA in Atlanta where spent four years reporting. During that time, he won numerous awards, including three Murrow Awards and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for a series of stories that helped free a wrongfully convicted man.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to WXIA, Devin reported for WAGA in Atlanta, WDSU in New Orleans, KSBW in Monterey and KNTV in San Jose.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Devin is a native of San Jose. He studied journalism at San Jose State and received a BA in psychology from Brown University. Devin makes his home in San Jose.</p> <a href="mailto:dfehely@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Devin</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/DevinFehely" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Devin on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/devin.fehely" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Devin on Facebook </a>  
Melissa Caen<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545270" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-melissa-griffin-caen.jpg" alt="MELISSA GRIFFIN-CAEN" width="300" height="350" /> Melissa Caen got her first inkling of politics in kindergarten. Her beloved teacher, Lillian, was married to Georgia Congressman George “Buddy” Darden. As if that weren’t reason enough to spark an interest, she was raised in Newt Gingrich’s district of Marietta, Georgia. “He was this larger-than-life congressman who broke all the rules and who was making all the headlines so I couldn’t help but notice politics,” she recalls. “It suddenly became too interesting to ignore." At a young age, she enjoyed acting and performing and attended the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. Voted most likely to be a politician during her senior year, Melissa was involved with the debate team, mock trial and Model United Nations. She majored in Political Science at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts. Early on, she knew she wanted to go to law school and was part of a historic graduating class at Cornell University – the first to have an equal number of men and women. After law school, Melissa took a series of jobs as a litigator. “I loved researching, arguing and advocating so it appealed to my super nerdy desire to find the footnote,” she says. In April 2004, she moved to San Francisco and in 2007 she went to a nearby bookstore, bought a book about blogging and started a website focused on local legislative analysis. “I dipped my toes into writing and was able to do all the things I loved.” In October 2008, The San Francisco Examiner asked her to write a weekly political column. During her four-year stint there, KPIX 5 invited her to deliver commentary and analysis on the morning news. Melissa joined KPIX 5 as a full-time reporter in 2016. Armed with her smart phone, the tenacious reporter traveled to Philadelphia and Cleveland to cover the Democratic and Republican conventions. “Every once in a while someone on the street will come up to me and say ‘I read something you wrote, I saw your report and it’s motivated me to take action’ and those are among the best days of my life.” In addition to her work with KPIX 5, Caen has written for publications like San Francisco Magazine, where she profiled billionaire activist Tom Steyer and covered the first congressional race between Mike Honda and Ro Khanna. She frequently moderates debates and is active with events at the Commonwealth Club, including the “Week to Week,” political roundtable series. Melissa is always listening to podcasts and can survive for days on Wild Berry Skittles. <a href="mailto:mcaen@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Melissa</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/melissacaen1/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Melissa on Facebook </a>
Betty Yu<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545247" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-betty-yu.jpg" alt="BETTY YU" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Betty Yu joined KPIX 5 in November 2013 as a general assignment reporter. She spent two years at WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in Miami, as a reporter before moving to San Francisco.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter for News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, a 24-hour cable news station, for four years. She covered New York City crime, politics, sports, and severe weather. In 2012, Betty was honored as anchor on the “Best Single Newscast” from the New York Press Club.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">A Bay Area native, Betty graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in political science and rhetoric. She also has a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.</p> <a href="mailto:byu@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Betty</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/BettyKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Betty on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BettyYuLive/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Betty on Facebook</a> <p style="text-align:justify;"></p>  
Andria Borba<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545245" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-andria-borba.jpg" alt="ANDRIA BORBA" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Andria Borba joined KPIX 5 in October 2013. Born in Modesto, raised in the Central Valley city of Gustine, Andria has a large extended family that stretches from Tomales Bay to the Monterey Bay and all over the San Francisco Bay Area.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Andria’s last stop before KPIX 5 was KTXL-TV in Sacramento. There she covered stories from the state capitol to the hunt for remains of the so-called “Speed Freak Killers” in San Joaquin County. She’s also worked at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia and spent months covering the Michael Vick dog fighting case and countless military stories. Andria began her career at KRCR-TV in Redding. The day she interviewed in Redding was the day a Red Bluff police officer was shot and killed, a case she followed through to the convict’s sentencing to San Quentin’s death row.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Andria is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. When not chasing down stories, she enjoys a good book and hanging out with friends and family.</p> <a href="mailto:aborba@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Andria</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/andriakpix?lang=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Andria on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/andria.borba.3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Andria on Facebook</a>  
Don Ford<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545254" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-don-ford.jpg" alt="DON FORD" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Don Ford joined KPIX 5 as a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) in 2011. He shoots, writes, and edits all of his own stories. This gives him tremendous flexibility covering stories across California.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Don started his thirty year career at KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas while attending school at Del Mar College. There he worked as a “One Man Band,” Reporter/Photographer. Don loves adventure so he took two years off and moved to Venezuela. There he worked as a Photographer/Writer for Reynolds Aluminum Montaplan.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Returning to the states, he worked at KOVR and KXTV in Sacramento and then KRON before coming to the CBS owned and operated station, KPIX 5 in 2001.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In addition to reporting, Don is a distinguished photographer. He has won every award in every category from the Northern California Bay Area Press Photographers Association. He has nearly twenty Emmy nominations, resulting in four local Emmys.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In September 2010, Don was part of a team that was awarded the National Emmy Award for their Breaking News coverage of the Oakland Riots following the shooting of Oscar Grant by BART Police</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">As an Advanced Certified Scuba Diver, one of his Emmys was for special coverage of shark diving off the coast of San Diego where one shark forced his way inside the cage with Don and his crew. He says the camera never stopped while dodging the giant blue shark.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Don covered the Contra/Sandinista Civil war in Nicaragua, beginnings of the first Gulf War in the Middle East and the Hurricane Katrina destruction of New Orleans. Always aggressive, he was the first photographer on the ground into the San Bruno Pipeline explosion crater while it was still smoking.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Don is an avid outdoorsman and seasoned sailor. He races sailboats on the bay and can be found many weekends as a tactician on a J24 or crew on a Santa Cruz 50.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">He volunteers his time, giving back to the community, as assistant Scoutmaster to a large East Bay Troop. He has two grown children and lives with his wife in the East Bay.</p> <a href="mailto:dford@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Don</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/donfordkpix" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Don on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/don.ford.3158" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Don on Facebook</a>  
Da Lin<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545251" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-da-lin.jpg" alt="DA LIN" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Da Lin is an award-winning journalist at KPIX 5 News. He joined KPIX 5 in 2012, but has been reporting the news in the Bay Area since 2007. Da grew up in Oakland, and before his return to the Bay Area, he spent five years covering the news at three other television stations in Texas, Southern and Central California. He also spent five years reporting at KRON 4.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Da has traveled and lived all over the world, from China to England, but he says his heart belongs in the Bay Area. He says there’s simply no place like it. Da’s coverage of major stories including the Oscar Grant killing has earned him 10 awards from the Bay Area Press Photographers’ Association and the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors’ Association.</p> <a href="mailto:dlin@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Da</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/DaKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Da on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/danewsguy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Da on Facebook</a> <p style="text-align:justify;"></p>  
Elizabeth Cook<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545266" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-liz-cook.jpg" alt="ELIZABETH COOK" width="300" height="350" /> It was a Bay Area baptism under fire. Less than a month after arriving at KPIX 5 as the 5pm co-anchor and night-side reporter, Elizabeth Cook was in San Francisco’s Mission District covering a chaotic Occupy march when a protester shoved her and her cameraman. With only moments to spare, the team got to safety and filed their report for the 11 pm news. For the next couple of years, Cook would finish her 5pm show and then immediately jump in a live truck to file breaking stories across the Bay Area for the 11pm news. “There’s no question that being a field reporter makes you a better anchor,” she says. In 2013, Elizabeth was promoted to also co-anchor the station’s 11pm edition with veteran journalist Ken Bastida. As a child growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of La Canada Flintridge, she gravitated towards history and storytelling. Her interest in journalism begin when she was a senior in high school. “I was Rose Princess for the Tournament of Roses and that required a lot of public speaking,” she remembers. “NBC’s Tom Brokaw was the Rose Parade Grand Marshall. We went to many of the events together and I got to know him pretty well. I loved hearing his incredible stories from his career and became inspired from his immense compassion for people” Brokaw asked her if she had ever thought of being a journalist. While completing her degree in Broadcasting from the prestigious USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Elizabeth interned at ESPN and worked at The Jane Pauley Show at NBC. After graduating, she got her first on-air reporting job in Palm Springs. Elizabeth reported, produced and served as a multi-media journalist before becoming the primary news anchor at KMIR-TV. While there, she covered two of the deadliest fires in California history, the death of President Gerald Ford and visits from President George W. Bush. She is a 10-time Emmy and two-time Edward R Murrow recipient. She is also the recipient of two Nor Cal RTNDA awards. At KPIX 5, Elizabeth extensively covered the Occupy movement and the illegal sale and transport of guns in Oakland. She also covered Bay Area connections to some of the world’s biggest stories. She profiled a Bay Area man who helped Syrian refugees escape their country; reported on the California company developing a serum to treat the Ebola virus; and covered a new medical device that is unlocking some of the mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease. Elizabeth also exposed the illegal transport of California horses to out-of-state slaughter houses, and the controversial experiment to protect a threatened species of owl in Humboldt County. She’s been passionate about highlighting some of the Bay Area’s most intriguing women, from the San Francisco Chronicle’s first female Editor-In-Chief Audrey Cooper to 49ers General Counsel Hannah Gordon. Elizabeth never misses an opportunity to get back out in the field. She’s anchored shows from downtown Main Street after the 2014 Napa earthquake; at the scene of the devastating China Basin fire; on the turf at Levi’s Stadium first home opener; and inside San Francisco’s Super Bowl City leading up to the big game’s 50th anniversary. She has great respect for co-anchor Ken Bastida. “He brings a breadth of experience to the anchor desk,” she says. “Part of the newscast is feeding off of each other, especially when there’s breaking news. It helps to know your co-anchor’s energy, know where they’re going.” “A lot of people are surprised when they learn how much our team really loves each other,” she says. We are genuinely good friends.” When Elizabeth isn’t behind the anchor desk, she enjoys chasing after her son Beau, exploring San Francisco restaurants with her husband and embarking on the endless quest to find the best coffee in the Bay Area. <strong><a href="mailto:ecook@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Liz</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/ElizabethKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Liz on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/elizabethKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Liz on Facebook</a></strong>
Mark Sayre<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545269" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-mark-sayre.jpg" alt="MARK SAYRE" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Mark Sayre is a general assignment reporter and joined the KPIX 5 Eyewitness news team from our sister CBS TV stations KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the television news business and is the recipient of 3 regional Emmy awards. Mark has also worked at stations in Las Vegas and Palm Springs in a variety of roles including news director, anchor and investigative reporter. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">While Mark really enjoys working in the news business some of his best memories are from his days at KALX-FM radio at U.C. Berkeley. Even though the station’s news department consisted entirely of students who didn’t know too much about radio most are still in the media industry today.</p> <a href="mailto:msayre@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Mark</a>
Kiet Do<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545264" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-kiet-do.jpg" alt="KIET DO" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Kiet Do is a general assignment reporter and joined KPIX 5 in January 2008, and is proud to be back home covering the South Bay for the 10pm and 11pm newscasts.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Before joining KPIX 5, the San Jose native was a reporter for WAGA-TV in Atlanta. While at the Fox affiliate, Kiet’s tornado coverage and stories on urban expansion earned him an Emmy for general assignment reporting.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2000, Kiet got his start as a “one-man-band” reporter, writing, shooting, and editing his own stories for KOAT-TV based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During his four and a half-years at the ABC affiliate, he covered several major wildfires, dozens of snowstorms and bear chases. In 2004, the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Association named him “Best Reporter.”</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">While a student at San Jose State, a near-death experience off the coast of Monterey, almost cost the Bay Area native his life. Kiet was on board a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter when it caught fire shortly after lifting off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The chopper made a hard landing back on the carrier, and everyone evacuated safely with only minor injuries. Kiet captured the entire incident on tape and it helped him win first place overall in the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards. It also helped him land his first on-air job, and instilled a healthy skepticism of helicopters.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Kiet got his start in TV news as a production assistant at KNTV in San Jose, and as an intern at KCBA/KION in Salinas.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Kiet is a former co-president of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) Atlanta Chapter. He is married to his junior high sweetheart and has 3 children. Kiet is also a professional wedding photographer.</p> <a href="mailto:kado@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Kiet</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/KietKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Kiet on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kietdoreporter/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Kiet on Facebook</a>  
Phil Matier<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545274" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-phil-matier.jpg" alt="PHIL MATIER" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">“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.”</p> <strong>As The KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider</strong> <p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p> <a href="pmatier@sfchronicle.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">E-mail Phil</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/philmatier" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Phil on Twitter</a>
Anne Makovec<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545246" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-anne-makovec.jpg" alt="ANNE MAKOVEC" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Anne Makovec helps usher in the morning on KPIX 5 Eyewitness News both weekdays and weekends. During the week, she covers breaking news all over the Bay Area for KPIX 5 Early Edition and the news at noon. On Saturdays and Sundays, and reports for the evening broadcasts.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Anne has been covering Northern California news as a reporter and anchor since 2004 in the Monterey Bay, Sacramento, and San Francisco Bay Area. She started her career at her hometown radio station in Wisconsin before she was even finished with high school and hasn’t stopped chasing news since.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Anne has spent much of her journalism career covering politics from the red state of Georgia to wildcard Wisconsin, and most recently, the challenged California Capitol.</p> Anne lives in downtown San Francisco with two former shelter cats, Toby and Rusty. <a href="mailto:akmakovec@cbs.com?subject=cbs5.com%20mail">E-mail Anne</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/AnneKPIX?lang=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Anne on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AnneKPIX/?fref=mentions&__xts__[0]=68.ARClWLFGH9WYPfI7D64ANbdammBncvpRvrvJ_oZp3Gx-8XZnWhpVQ8wbBjFR13gyrEzN059Zbw9Nk71OriIAl2uZQn1xUp69zwMc2uVzATY7a0Uuvll15MgMYSStooIX8MDO0Ljjj7OfxqYbeSpO1zXMJoe8ZYMD5KujEWhIWXC_aFm31h8_k1Y&__tn__=K-R" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Anne on Facebook</a>
Christin Ayers<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545250" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-christin-ayers.jpg" alt="CHRISTIN AYERS" width="300" height="350" /> Christin Ayers is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 and profiles low-income, underserved Bay Area teenagers, continuing the series started by Wendy Tokuda, “Students Rising Above.” Christin is also host of the public affairs program “Black Renaissance.” She is a fifth-generation Californian. Christin earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her Masters from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She studied literature and media at Oxford University in England. Christin started her journalism career in Missoula, Montana and later worked in Denver before coming back to the Bay Area. Christin’s notable stories include coverage of Bay Area families affected by sex trafficking, broken surveillance cameras in local parks and the Oakland Police Department’s de-escalation policies. Her most memorable interview was with Barack Obama. Christin loves reading, wine-tasting, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She and her husband live in the East Bay.   <hr /> <a href="mailto:cayers@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Christin</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/ChristinKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Christin on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/christinayerskpix/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Christin on Facebook</a> <hr />  
Joe Vazquez<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545259" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-joe-v.jpg" alt="JOE VAZQUEZ" width="300" height="350" />National Emmy winner Joe Vazquez has traveled far and wide in search of a good story. In a local TV news career that spans more than three decades, Joe has been on the front lines, covering earthquakes, hurricanes, riots, politics and crime. In June 2018, Joe and his team were awarded the regional Emmy award for coverage of the North Bay Fires. In September, 2010, he won the National Emmy Award for Breaking News coverage of the Oakland riots following the shooting of Oscar Grant at the hands of a BART policeman. He has earned two other Emmy awards and multiple nominations. Real life has also been adventurous. In 2001, Joe and his wife Jenni, quit their jobs and spent six months backpacking around Europe. Their tour of 28 cities and 12 countries remains a major influence on their lives. While backpacking in September of 2001, Joe was called to work briefly by NBC News as a freelance correspondent in Southern Turkey, covering military operations near Turkey's border with Iraq. Joe has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston. As a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, he volunteers his time to empower the next generation of storytellers. Joe and his wife are raising three children in San Francisco. <a href="mailto:joe@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Joe</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Joe on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/joe.vazquez.3557" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Joe on Facebook</a>
Len Ramirez<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545265" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-len-ramirez.jpg" alt="LEN RAMIREZ" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">San Jose native Len Ramirez has been a news reporter for KPIX 5 News covering the Santa Clara County/South Bay Region since 1989. Prior to his arrival at KPIX 5, Len was a reporter for KOMO Channel 4 in Seattle, Washington and at KMST Channel 46 in Monterey. Ramirez was also a general assignment reporter for the San Jose newsroom at KSBW Channel 8 in Salinas.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Len received an Emmy award in 2003 for Best Daytime Newscast reporting. He has also been the recipient of two Best News Story awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association in 1985 and 1986. He also has three other Emmy nominations for breaking and investigative news. During his career, Len has covered several major national and international stories including the Mexico City earthquake, the Los Angeles riots, and the OJ Simpson murder trial. Len also specializes in covering Santa Clara County for KPIX 5.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Len often volunteers his time to encourage students to complete their education and is a frequent guest speaker at San Jose’s Latino Role Model Conference. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the California Chicano News Media Association.</p> Len graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in journalism in 1983. He lives in San Jose with his wife Julie, and their three children. <a href="mailto:ramirez@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Len</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/lenKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Len on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/len.ramirez" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Len on Facebook</a> <p style="text-align:justify;"></p>  
Sharon Chin<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545276" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-sharon-chin.jpg" alt="SHARON CHIN" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Sharon Chin is a general assignment reporter who also profiles Jefferson Award winners for KPIX 5 Eyewitness News. Since she joined KPIX 5 in 1997, Chin has reported everything from fires to features, from politics to perspective pieces, but she feels a special sense of pride bringing viewers the stories of Jefferson Award winners. She herself feels inspired as she shares the stories of our community’s heroes.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Chin admits she didn’t always want to be a reporter. She aspired to become a medicaldoctor, then realized she couldn’t stand the sight of blood! Just hours after she graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco, she took an internship at an Asian American weekly newspaper and caught the news bug.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She landed her first job shooting, writing and producing her own stories at KTVL-TV in Medford, Oregon. Her very first report was a live shot in front of the damaged Bay Bridge the day after the Loma Prieta earthquake in October 1989.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 1992, she returned to her native California to report and anchor weekends for KSBW-TV in Salinas. Before coming to KPIX 5, Sharon freelanced as a technology reporter for KICU’s Silicon Valley Business show, and ZDTV News.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">She received a 1997 Northern California Emmy award for a feature on the late Charlie Wedemeyer, the former Los Gatos football coach with Lou Gehrig’s disease who couldn’t walk or speak, but whose courage inspired others. Over the years, Sharon has also been honored with awards that include Reporter of the Year from the Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California, and Best Newswriting and Best Investigative Story from the Oregon Associated Press Broadcasters Association.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Chin earned her bachelor degree in political science from UC Berkeley and master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. She mentors young journalists as a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. Chin and her husband, meteorologist Lawrence Karnow, enjoy family time together with their daughter.</p> <a href="mailto:chin@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Sharon</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/SharonKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Sharon on Twitter</a>
Allen Martin<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/allen-martin_bio-head.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-464096 size-medium" style="margin-top:8px;margin-right:10px;" title="Allen Martin" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/allen-martin_web-bio_body-300-x350.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="350" /></a> Allen spent his high school years at a seminary training to be a priest. Now, he’s serving people in a different way. He co-anchors the 6p weeknight newscasts and files special reports across all KPIX 5 platforms. Martin exposed the Central Valley’s version of the Flint, Michigan water crisis when he discovered arsenic flowing through Kettleman City’s drinking water. He revealed poachers butchering Northern California’s majestic redwoods for profit. And, he uncovered a loophole in California’s assault rifle ban. His series of reports on the bullet button prompted California to introduce several gun control measures. Allen started in broadcasting when, as a junior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, he produced a radio talk show for KLOS. In his senior year he took a job as a disc jockey in Sacramento – flying up on the weekends to work and back for school during the week. After graduating, he worked in radio news in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In 1983, he moved to Atlanta for a job at a news talk radio station. Allen was hired at CNN’s Radio network before taking a TV writing job at CNN’s Headline News. In 1986, he accepted his first on-air TV job in Fort Smith, Arkansas. “I had to sling the ¾ inch recording deck over one shoulder, a camera over the other while wearing a battery belt around my waist,” he says. “I remember wearing penny loafers while covering one big flood. I literally walked out of my shoes. You learn the hard way and then you don’t make those mistakes again.” After five years and promotions to assistant news director and main anchor, Allen returned to his native California to be a principal anchor at the Salinas NBC affiliate. He was there four years, co-anchoring with the popular Dina Ruiz, who was married to Clint Eastwood. Just after the Oklahoma City bombing, Allen accepted the main anchor position at KFOR in Oklahoma City. “The story that really stands out for me was the six-month anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, the first terrorist attack on US soil,” he says. The truck bomb blast killed 168 people and injured hundreds more. When he asked his news director why he got the assignment, he was told his fresh perspective might enable him to tell a better story. Allen was the first reporter to enter the Murrah Federal Building after the crime scene was opened to the media. In 1998 Allen returned to California and the Monterey Peninsula to anchor and be the assistant news director for the CBS/FOX affiliate stations. Six years later, he made his way to the Bay Area and KPIX 5. He started as a South Bay reporter and subsequently anchored various newscasts. Besides anchoring, Allen enjoys interviewing and was one of seven local reporters invited to the White House to interview President Obama. He also excels at live reporting and brought viewers live never-before-seen images of the Presidio Parkway a day before it opened using Skydrone 5. When he’s not at the anchor desk, Allen profiles some of the Bay Area’s quiet heroes as part of the <a href="https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/category/jefferson-awards/">Jefferson Awards</a>, a national program that honors public service across America. “The Jefferson Award stories are about good people doing good things for a good reason,” he says. “It’s an uplifting counterbalance to some of the bad news we have to cover on a daily basis.” In addition to his broadcast journalism work, Allen has taught “Media and Crisis Communication” for the Department of Homeland Security. He also sits on the board of directors of “Boyhood Shadows Project” a non-profit that helps male victims of childhood sexual abuse. Allen has won multiple Emmy Awards for his anchoring and reporting at KPIX, along with honors from the Associated Press Television Radio Association as well as the Oklahoma and Arkansas Association of Broadcasters.” He enjoys fly fishing, remodeling projects, cycling, and spending time with his family. <strong><a href="mailto:aemartin@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Allen</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/AllenKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Allen on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/allenKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Allen on Facebook</a></strong>
Juliette Goodrich<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545261" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-juliette-goodrich.jpg" alt="JULIETTE GOODRICH" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Emmy award winning reporter and Bay Area native Juliette Goodrich joined KPIX 5 in 1997 and has performed a variety of anchoring and reporting assignments during her time with the station.  She is currently the weekend nighttime anchor.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in Communications and was awarded the Kelly Broadcasting Scholarship her senior year.  She started her broadcasting career reporting for Channel 30 in her hometown of Pleasanton during the early 90s and gained additional local and national experience reporting and anchoring for news stations in the Redding, Chico and Sacramento television markets.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette has covered a wide variety of local and national stories.   At KPIX 5 Juliette added to her list of accomplishments with Emmy Nominations in “Breaking News” for her exclusive coverage of fugitive James Nivette’s capture in France and her exclusive coverage of the Bay Bridge shooting incident.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2004, Juliette was awarded the APTRA “Excellence in Spot News Coverage” for her reports on the anchor desk during the Oakland Super Bowl Riots. In 2005, she was named Reporter of the Year by The Women of Radio and Television Association. In 2006, Juliette received an Emmy for Best Anchor and in 2007,  she was awarded another Emmy for Best Newscast for the 5pm news on KPIX 5.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2008 Juliette received another Emmy for Best Anchor.  In 2009 Juliette received an Emmy for best Daytime Newscast for the noon show she anchors weekdays.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2012 she was awarded a Nor Cal RTNDA award for her multi-part series: “Hunger Challenge…Living on Food Stamp Budget for a Week.”</p> In 2014  Juliette received her fifth Emmy for her team coverage on <a href="https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/tag/batkid/">Batkid</a>. <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette was inspired to write a children’s book after she emceed the 100th birthday celebration of the Centennial Light. It is the world’s longest burning lightbulb.  It is located at Fire Station 6 in Livermore, California.  The book is called “The Little Light Shines Bright.”   Proceeds from the book benefit local reading and writing programs. You can learn more about the lightbulb and see what it looks like from a bulbcam operating 24 hours a day at <a href="http://www.centennialbulb.org/">www.centennialbulb.org</a>.  Juliette has also written four other children’s books with proceeds going to local reading programs.  She has written “The Train of Lights, ”   “I’m Special because I Smile”, (inspired by her work with Special Olympics),  and “Paws Goes to the Library.”</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Juliette is involved in many community organizations including the Alisa Ann Ruch Annual Burn Relay to <span id="itxthook1p" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxtnowrap"><span id="itxthook1w" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxtnowrap itxtnewhookspan">support</span></span> burn survivors in the Bay area, the Northern California Special Olympics and the American Red Cross. She has also competed in several triathlons for the See Jane Run Breast Cancer Fund. Juliette and her husband live in the East Bay with their three children.  Juliette and her three children trained for three years together to earn their  Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do.  They continue to train for their second degree.</p> <a href="mailto:goodrich@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Juliette</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/JulietteKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Juliette on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JulietteKPIX5/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Juliette on Facebook</a>  

Sports

Andrea Nakano<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-545244" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-andrea-nakano.jpg" alt="ANDREA NAKANO" width="300" height="350" />Andrea Nakano joined KPIX 5 in January of 2014 as a sports anchor and reporter. <p style="text-align:justify;">She is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area after working in some of the most beautiful cities along the west coast.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to KPIX 5, Andrea was a sports anchor and reporter at KING 5 in Seattle.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Andrea's on air career began in Eureka, California at KIEM-TV covering news. She also worked at KRCR-TV in Redding, KION-TV in Monterey and San Diego. It was in San Diego, where she made the switch to pursue her career in sports after more than 3 years at KFMB-TV.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">At XETV, she extensively covered the San Diego Padres and Chargers. She received multiple Emmy awards for sports reporting during her time there.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Andrea Nakano has a wealth of world experience. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Andrea has also lived in Japan, Belgium, and England. She eventually made her way back to California where she graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in broadcast and electronic communication arts.</p> Andrea and her family live in Novato. <a href="mailto:anakano@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Andrea</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreaKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Andrea on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AndreaNakanoSports/?hc_ref=ARQJQbhbkcp8w4vtcuYSmMTVMu3Ikz0vWmbW2gNNSyV-8RIs1Y1coF8IRE3qbm1TJhE&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARCOgd5vUUa2dGws4lXew8w2ciqzxu1baz7OpnUjABDaxZh2AIAc2rOAwHqRhUCW6v1o-UZLcjOWMMATATZn_OWMypUvI6gi50oaaQ-m5aLU3-JU0PGQdBcArii449vQP65ZAgWzUJGcCT7XhAKNZCtjwmnkXr1oxmZXxqFnd7H5eN3JKGi78Ro&__tn__=kCH-R" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Andrea on Facebook</a>  
Vern Glenn<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545279" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-vern-glen.jpg" alt="VERN GLEN" width="300" height="350" /> <p style="text-align:justify;">Vern Glenn is the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter for KPIX 5/KBCWtv 44 Cable 12. Before joining our stations Vern worked at KRON as a sports reporter, weekend sports anchor, and MMJ for 23 years.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">At KRON, Vern was tagged with the nickname "Mr. Involvement," for literally throwing himself into the middle of his feature stories. He has bungee-jumped, been thrown off a bull, taken blows from a professional boxer, and run a motorcycle into a wall during a race, among other memorable features.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">From a shoot-out with Chris Mullin to becoming a human target for the Cal football team an the 49ers, "Mr. Involvement" has created a niche in the market. John Marvel of the Contra Costa Times said, "The Mr. Involvement series is the best feature on TV."</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Vern became part of the KNBR Radio Morning Show team in 1998, and drops in now and then as a guest.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In May 1996, Vern was an honorary torch bearer in San Francisco as part of the Olympic Torch Relay, which stormed through the country on a 15,000-mile route through 42 states from Los Angeles to Atlanta.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Vern also worked at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, as weekend sports anchor and sports reporter, beginning in 1987. Prior, he was sports anchor and weekday reporter/photographer for WXEX-TV, now WRIC, in Richmond, Virginia, from 1985 to 1987.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">A graduate of the University of Virginia, Glenn lives in Marin with his wife, Nicole and three sons.</p> <a href="mailto:jvglenn@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Vern</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/vernKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Vern on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KPIXVern/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Vern on Facebook</a>  
Dennis O'Donnell<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545252" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-dennis-odonnell.jpg" alt="DENNIS O'DONNELL" width="300" height="350" />Dennis O’Donnell is the Sports Director at KPIX 5. He has received four APTRA award for Best Sports Segment. He is a multiple Northern California Emmy award winner including Emmys for his work as a sports anchor and feature reporter. He appears Sunday through Thursday on KPIX 5 news. O’Donnell joined the KPIX 5 News team in August 2000 and has been a fixture in Bay Area sports broadcasting since 1982, having covered every major Bay Area sports team in their respective championship.  Prior to KPIX 5, O’Donnell was executive sports producer at KRON-TV. O’Donnell spent 13 seasons as the pre-season voice of the San Francisco 49ers and currently serves as the sideline reporter.  He has done football and basketball play-by-play for Fox Sports, KPIX, Comcast Sports Network and Bay TV. While at KRON, O’Donnell’s contributions helped earn the station the honor of “The Best Sports Cast in California” by the Associated Press on five separate occasions. Along with his work at KRON, O’Donnell has anchored sports with KOVR in Sacramento and KFTY in Santa Rosa. In addition to the daily sportscast on KPIX 5 News Monday-Friday at 6 and 11pm Sunday – Thursday at 10pm on The CW 44/Cable 12, O’Donnell hosts or has hosted KPIX 5 ‘s NFL post-game show “The 5th Quarter,” “49ers Preview,” “Last Honest Sports Show,” and the number-one rated Sunday night sports show, “Gameday” every Sunday night at 11:30 pm. O’Donnell attended San Francisco State University, is married and lives in San Francisco.  He is the emcee for all major Northern California Alzheimer’s events, including the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer's and Memories in the Making. <strong>VIEW & SHARE YOUR "CATCH" PHOTOS:</strong> <a href="http://photos.sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/gallery/12861">Catch Of The Day With KPIX 5’s Dennis O’Donnell</a> <a href="mailto:djodonnell@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Dennis</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/DennisKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Dennis on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dennis.odonnell.54" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Dennis on Facebook</a>  

Traffic

Jaclyn Dunn<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/jaclyn-dunn_interior-bio-template.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-704210" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/jaclyn-dunn_interior-bio-template.jpg" alt="Jaclyn Dunn " width="300" height="350" /></a>Born and raised in southern California, Jaclyn has always had a keen sense of how traffic can make or break your day. Before she was of driving age, she learned that not all motorists follow the rules of the road. She was run over by a car while jogging and nearly lost her leg. It took a persistent mother dismissing two surgeons before a third would attempt to save Jaclyn’s leg. After four years of additional procedures and physical therapy, Jaclyn finally regained full mobility. Jaclyn went on to earn her B.A. in Communication Design from Chico State. Her first job in television took her to Sacramento where she worked at KTXL as an assignment editor. “I thought it was the most stressful, intense and scary job because at the end of the day, there was always pressure not to miss anything and it would ultimately come down to the desk,” she remembered. That’s when she got her first taste of traffic, working with CHP officers who provided live updates. Jaclyn then headed west to San Francisco. Her first on-air job was reporting traffic for the most well-respected traffic outfit in the nation – KCBS All News Radio. Jaclyn experienced Bay Area traffic from practically every perspective. She has provided updates from above as an airborne reporter. She’s monitored scanners and other traffic information sources from the KCBS traffic center, and she’s spent more than her fair share of time sitting in slowdowns like everyone else. That experience earned Jaclyn her first big TV break when she was a fill-in traffic reporter for KPIX 5. With just a few on-air shifts under her belt, Jaclyn took a full-time position at KCRA in Sacramento to gain more experience. Since re-joining the KPIX 5 morning team in April 2017, Jaclyn has felt right at home. She is delighted to be living in “the City by the Bay” again. Jaclyn appreciates all the dog-friendly offerings San Francisco provides now that she has her rescued puggle “Lady Blah Blah” at her side. <strong><a href="mailto:jdunn1@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Jaclyn</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/JaclynKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Jaclyn on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JaclynKPIX/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Jaclyn on Facebook</a></strong>

Weather

Mary Lee<a href="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/mary-lee-web-bio.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-750122" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/mary-lee-web-bio.jpg" alt="Mary Lee" width="300" height="350" /></a>Bay Area native Mary Lee joined KPIX 5 in February of 2018. Mary was born in Berkeley, grew up in Fairfield and is a proud UC Davis Aggie. She is extremely grateful to finally come home to the Bay Area. “There’s nothing like reporting and forecasting for your hometown," she said. "It’s truly a privilege and an honor to do what I love and to do it here in the Bay Area.” Mary started her broadcast career as a writer at KOVR-TV, our sister station in Sacramento before taking her first on-air reporting job in KHSL-TV in Chico. Mary then moved to Austin, Texas to forecast severe weather. She covered the flash floods of 2007, one of the most devastating weather events in Central Texas history. In 2010, she packed her bags and headed to Houston to forecast weather at KPRC-TV. She flew with Hurricane Hunters into Hurricane Isaac in 2012, flying into the eye of the storm several times and was in the storm when it made landfall along the Louisiana coast. In 2013, Mary moved to Seattle to join the weather team at KING 5. She worked closely with the Washington state hydrologist to give critical information just hours after the deadly Oso landslide. At KPIX 5, Mary mainly covers science, tech and feature stories. She is passionate about encouraging and inspiring young people especially girls and minorities to love and pursue science, tech, engineering and math or STEM. Mary hosts her own iTunes podcast called STEM Boldly where she interviews amazing women and men who are boldly pursing their passion in STEM. She is involved with several community organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Mary is also a big foodie. She absolutely loves trying new restaurants. If you have a favorite Bay Area restaurant, she definitely wants to hear from you. <strong><a href="mailto:mjlee@cbs.com?subject=kpix.com%20mail">E-mail Mary</a></strong><strong> | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/marykpix" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Mary on Instagram</a> </strong><strong>| <a href="https://twitter.com/MaryKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Mary on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/maryKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Mary on Facebook</a></strong>  
Paul Deanno<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545273" src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-paul-deanno.jpg" alt="PAUL DEANNO" width="300" height="350" />KPIX 5 Chief Meteorologist Paul Deanno loves telling the Bay Area weather story. <p style="text-align:justify;">“I’ve reported on hurricanes in Miami, extreme temperatures in Philadelphia and rainy conditions in the Northwest,” Deanno says. “The beauty of being here in the Bay Area is that we get to experience a very diverse climate. I don’t believe there’s any place like it.”</p> Over his 17-year career, Deanno has reported on many facets of the environment and weather technology. <p style="text-align:justify;">He has hiked into remote parts of Glacier National Park to report on the effects of global warming, flown with the Hurricane Hunters to see how they gather information on tropical systems and explored the Navy’s legendary USS Enterprise to examine how the military forecasts weather.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">While earning a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University, Deanno worked as a photographer at a television station in Utica, New York. When his work was done, he volunteered to write and report stories. That experience led him to reporting and anchor jobs in Medford, Oregon, and Spokane, Washington. When a weather anchor called in sick, he was asked to do the weather. He hasn’t looked back since.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">After receiving his Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University, Deanno worked in San Antonio and Philadelphia before heading to the NBC-owned station in Miami as Chief Meteorologist.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">During his time with NBC, he was a regular fill-in on The Today Show in New York City. He also provided hurricane coverage for NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2009, Deanno moved to Seattle to join ABC affiliate KOMO as weekday morning meteorologist. There, he also garnered the attention of New York network producers and was invited to serve as a fill-in weather anchor on Good Morning America.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">In 2010, Deanno won the Emmy Award for Best Weathercast in the Northwest Region. He's also won Emmy Awards for Best Weathercast (Mid-Atlantic Region) and Best Host of an Environment Special Report ("Preparing For The Storm").</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Deanno is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association and holds both Broadcast Seals of Approval.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">“I try to go beyond the forecast,” Deanno says. “The biggest compliment is when viewers tell me they understood the weather. They know what to expect and how to prepare for their week.”</p> Deanno met his wife, Suzanne, while reporting a story in Spokane. “The only way I could work up the nerve to ask her out was to interview her for a story.” They are raising their two young sons in the East Bay. As Chief Meteorologist for CBS 5 Eyewitness News, Deanno delivers the weather weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (on the CW 44/Cable 12) and 11pm. <a href="mailto:pdeanno@cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Paul</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Paul on Twitter</a> | <a href="http://facebook.com/PaulDeannoKPIX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Like" Paul on Facebook</a> <p style="text-align:justify;"></p>  
Brian Hackney<img src="https://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/interior-bio-brian-hackney.jpg" alt="BRIAN HACKNEY" width="300" height="350" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-545248" /><p style="text-align:justify;">Brian Hackney has won 18 Emmy awards for everything from best news anchor to best documentary to best news reporting to best weather anchor to best writing, a range of ability that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences characterized as "an unprecedented show of versatility."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the summer of 2013, he won five Emmy awards, representing more than half the total awards won by the station, and more than any other single individual.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">He also won two National Associated Press Mark Twain awards for Best Documentary (“Hitchcock: Step By Step”), and Best Weathercast in 2013, and shared the Peabody award for his contributions to KGO’s legendary coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Brian has also appeared nationally on Good Morning America, co-hosting with Charlie Gibson and Joan Lunden,  and the CBS Evening News, providing live reports in his role as meteorologist.  He co-hosted PBS’s longest-running family science program, the national Emmy award-winning Newton’s Apple, and frequently hosts forums at the Commonwealth Club, broadcast nationally on NPR.  He is also Director of the College of Science & Math board at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he was honored as Outstanding Alumnus in 2013—the highest honor Cal Poly can bestow on a graduate.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">A native of Hollister, California (home of the fastest-creeping earthquake fault known), Hackney earned two degrees at Cal Poly in Physics and Electronic Engineering, working briefly as an associate design engineer at Raytheon Electromagnetic Systems Division in Santa Barbara. He left to pursue a career in broadcast journalism as a science editor, meteorologist, and news anchor, first at KSBY in San Luis Obispo, then at the NBC affiliate in San Diego, and finally at the ABC, NBC, and CBS-affiliated stations in San Francisco. He’s reported everywhere from Tierra del Fuego in Chile to Switzerland, and was anchoring the news at the moment of the September 11<sup>th</sup> terror attacks in 2001.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the course of his career he’s interviewed everyone from Carl Sagan to Edward Teller to Paul McCartney. Presently, Brian anchors both the news and weather at the CBS owned station in San Francisco.</p>   <a href="mailto:bhackney@kpix.cbs.com?subject=cbssf.com%20mail">E-mail Brian</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/brianhackney" target="_blank">Follow Brian on Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/brianhackney" target="_blank">"Like" Brian on Facebook</a> <hr /> <hr />