John Atkinson

John Atkinson

John Atkinson

Mon-Fri: 2 PM - 7 PM

John is a Bay Area Radio veteran who started his career broadcasting beach traffic reports over Santa Cruz in the mid 80’s. His airborne reporting experience lead him to KCBS where he not only covers traffic but also handles sports reporting duties.

Among his many broadcasting achievements, John holds the distinction of being the first reporter over the scene of the fallen Bay Bridge and Cypress Structure following 1989’s Loma Prieta earthquake.

John has worked as a play-by-play announcer for minor league baseball and for San Jose State University as well as stints as a public address announcer for San Jose State University, the University of California Berkeley, and the NCAA.

John was raised on the Peninsula, where he still lives today.