Wendy Tokuda

Wendy Tokuda recently retired from nearly three decades as a TV news anchor and is now a special projects reporter at CBS-5 television, producing the award-winning series "Students Rising Above." She has won multiple awards for her TV journalism including a Peabody, a national Emmy for Public Service, and seven local Emmies.

Controlled burn at Redwood Regional Park


In summer 2012, we reported on the East Bay Regional Park District’s plan for a prescribed burn at Redwood Regional Park. The author of that feature, Wendy Tokuda, went out just before Thanksgiving to watch the burn. Here’s her report: … Read more

Taming the Flames


The 1991 Oakland Hills firestorm left no doubt that big fires happen in the East Bay. Now, the East Bay Regional Park District is fighting fire with fire at Redwood Regional Park, one part of a massive effort to reduce fire danger across thousands of acres in the East Bay Hills.

The Crazy Broom Lady of the Oakland Hills


Longtime television anchorwoman Wendy Tokuda now spends many days in the East Bay hills, finding endangered manzanitas and communing with pileated woodpeckers. All because of her obsession with an invasive weed called French broom. And her years of effort are paying off.