Allen Martin

allen martin bio head Allen Martin

Allen Martin anchors the KPIX 5 newscasts each weeknight at 5pm and as a reporter his stories can be seen at 6pm and 11pm.

Allen came to KPIX 5 in August of 2004 as a reporter in the South Bay.

In 2005 he began anchoring the weekend evening newscasts and reporting for the 11pm news.

In the Fall of 2006 he started anchoring weeknights at 5pm and in 2008 he was added to the anchor team at 6pm as well.

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 (KZAP), Los Angeles (KMET), and San Francisco (KMEL). His career took him to Atlanta and also gave him the opportunity to move into TV news while working at CNN.

In 1986 he started anchoring and reporting in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After five years and promotions to assistant news director and main anchor Allen returned to his native California to work as the main anchor at the NBC affiliate in Salinas. He was there four years, co-anchoring with Clint Eastwood’s wife, Dina Eastwood Ruiz.

Just after the Oklahoma City bombing, Allen took the job as main anchor at KFOR in Oklahoma City. In 1998 he came back to California and the Monterey Peninsula to anchor and be the assistant news director for the CBS/FOX affiliate stations. Six years later KPIX 5 gave him the chance to work in the most beautiful area in the world.

In addition to television news, Allen has taught “Media and Crisis Communication” for the Department of Homeland Security, he sits on the board of directors of “Boyhood Shadows Project” a non-profit that helps male victims of childhood sexual abuse.

He enjoys fly fishing, golf, cycling, hiking and spending time with his children and granddaughter.

E-mail Allen

To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Monifa, Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.
 

Envelope addressed to the Grateful Dead Ticket Office in Stinson Beach. (CBS)

Incredible Demand For Grateful Dead Farewell Tickets, 60,000 Requests Mailed To Stinson Beach Address

For an American institution that loved to keep things loose and easy, saying goodbye to the Grateful Dead is proving to be very hard work, and it all started when the promoters went old school.

14 hours ago

A school of bluefin tuna. (NOAA)

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing

In the San Francisco Bay Area, no matter how you slice it, we’re wild about raw fish. But we have a big problem: We love this fish so much that we’re eating it into extinction.

02/23/2015

Pro Wrestling

Ex-Wrestlers Sue WWE, Say They Experienced Concussions, Brain Damage In The Ring

First the NFL, now the world of pro wrestling is dealing with the concussion issue. Two former wrestlers are suing World Wrestling Entertainment, saying what happened in the ring gave them brain damage.

02/21/2015

(CBS SF)

Expect More Surveillance Cameras On Muni Buses To Capture Close Calls

After they have been proven to cut down on close calls, Muni is planning to install even more surveillance cameras on buses.

02/18/2015

Red light camera on the Millbrae Avenue / Highway 101 off-ramp in Millbrae. (CBS)

Number Of Red Light Camera Tickets Issued At Millbrae Intersection Jumps From 40 Per Month To 600

There’s nothing like a red light camera ticket that makes drivers angry.

02/09/2015

Invoice from Scholastic School Supply. Authorities say the company was fake and accuse Robert Armstrong of operating a scam that defrauded thousands of schools. (CBS)

Bay Area Schools Receive Bogus Bills For Books In Alleged Nationwide Scam

Bay Area schools have been put on notice about a potential scam that could cost them. Investigators believe the man behind the scheme allegedly defrauded thousands of schools across the country in a fake billing scam.

02/06/2015

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

Curtis Carroll

Inmate Known As ‘Oracle Of San Quentin’ Gains Reputation Of Being Stock-Picking Guru

On Thursday nights at San Quentin, inmates pack a classroom to hear from a man they call “The Oracle.”

12/05/2014

super bowl 50 logo levi's stadium

NFL Reaches Out To Small Businesses Ahead Of Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is 445 days away. The big sporting event means big opportunities for local businesses, and entrepreneurs are already lining up for a slice of the action.

11/19/2014

Mark Leno

State Sen. Mark Leno Could Challenge Ed Lee In 2015 San Francisco Mayor’s Race

The race for mayor in San Francisco could become a serious showdown. Rumors of State Sen. Mark Leno challenging incumbent Mayor Ed Lee are picking up steam, and Leno is not denying the possibility of a campaign.

11/18/2014

next

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 58,854 other followers