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 two decades, Joe has hustled after hurricanes and tropical storms in Houston and New Orleans; covered politics and police in Philadelphia; and while in the Bay Area...
SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — As Hurricane Irma began slamming Daytona Beach late Sunday night, Hannah Brown was in San Jose 3,000 miles away. But she began to receive text messages from her old hometown friend Kristina Barneski, urgent messages that the water was rising dangerously high inside her apartment. Hannah recounted the incident, “I said, ‘can you get to a higher apartment with your neighbors or something?’ She said, ‘Nope, I can’t get the door open because of the water.
CONCORD (KPIX 5) — A Bay Area driver says he’s lucky to be alive after a road rage suspect fired a bullet at his car while traveling on Interstate 680 in the East Bay Saturday night. The gunman remained on the loose as of Monday. This is just the latest in a string of shootings on Bay Area freeways. There have been more than 80 since late 2015. A man says another driver shot at him between Concord and Pleasant Hill.
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Jessie Char was delighted when she boarded a recent JetBlue flight from Long Beach to SFO. She posted a picture to social media: “My two favorite people to sit with on a plane,” she commented about her photo which showed an empty row of seats. “I was jazzed!” Char told KPIX. “I left the arm rests up — my private bench in the sky! I was so excited … for about three minutes,” she said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".