A California state senator who has been an outspoken gun control advocate was arrested Wednesday, accused of helping to broker illegal gun sales in exchange for campaign donations. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-CA), considered by some to be a rising star in state politics, is accused of accepting bribes from FBI agents who posed as East Coast mobsters.
Claudia Cowan currently serves as FOX News Channel's (FNC) San Francisco-based correspondent. She joined the network in April 1998.
Most recently in 2014, Cowan provided live coverage of the death of Robin Williams, reporting from Tiburon, CA. In 2013, she also covered the deadly crash of Asiana Flight 214 from the San Francisco Airport (SFO), as well as the anti-fracking movement in California.
During her time at FNC, Cowan has covered a variety of stories including the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the death of American recording artist and singer Whitney Houston, the devastating wildfires in Southern California, and the reaction from Californians to the unconstitutional ruling of Proposition 8 and the earthquake in Baja. She also reported on the impact of Hurricane Dolly from the Texas/Mexican border in 2008.
Prior to joining FNC, Cowan worked in several local markets including KRON-TV (NBC 4) in San Francisco, CA, KOVR-TV (CBS 13) in Sacramento, CA and KMST-TV (CBS 32) in Monterey, CA. She began her career at KTTV-TV (FOX 11) in Los Angeles, CA.
Cowan is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles.
Stories from Claudia Cowan
Some extraordinary efforts are underway to avert a fishing disaster in California, where wildlife officials are trying to save millions of baby salmon from dying amid the state's severe drought. Claudia Cowan reported from Rio Vista this morning on how officials are attempting to get the salmon from their hatcheries in northern California to the Pacific Ocean.
A northern California couple stumbled onto what experts believe is the largest discovery of gold in the United States. The middle-aged couple, identified only as John and Mary, made the shocking find last year while out walking their dog on a piece of their property in an area known as California Gold Country.
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Can changing the color of toy guns reduce crime? Supporters of the proposed California legislation aimed at distinguishing toy guns and real weapons say it will prevent tragedies.
Jahi McMath, 13, will soon be on her way to a new facility in New York. She left Children's Hospital Oakland Sunday night in a private ambulance.
The family of a 13-year-old girl who has been declared brain dead following complications from a tonsillectomy is fighting to move her to a nursing home. Doctors have diagnosed Jahi McMath as being beyond the point of a possible recovery, but her family is holding out hope for a miraculous recovery.
On Happening Now this afternoon, Claudia Cowan reported on a growing trend in which dog owners are abusing the Americans With Disabilities Act.
An independent expert will examine a 13-year-old declared legally brain dead following a routine tonsillectomy.
Last night on Fox Files, Claudia Cowan investigated the vicious 1958 murder rampage across the Great Plains by 19-year-old Charles Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Fugate.
Special Report aired the first in a series called “Prying Eyes,” where Fox News’ Claudia Cowan digs deeper into the government’s data mining program. Tonight’s report focused on why the government was unable to connect the dots between the Boston bombing suspects in order to prevent it.
Check out this sneak peek from Special Report, where Claudia Cowan looked into why the government was not able to use newly revealed data mining capabilities to connect the dots before the Boston bombings.