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.
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.
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.
KPIX 5’s Allen Martin has an amazing Mac ‘N Cheese recipe, great for Thanksgiving…
Residents of a Marin Community said they don’t want a mega-mansion next door. The people of Inverness Park told KPIX 5 that the tech giant planning to build it should start thinking smaller.
The issue of artificial turf versus green grass for one San Francisco soccer field seems simple enough. But it’s taken years of back and forth to bring the issue to a vote.
Cyber-crime is big business in the digital age, so a Bay Area security firm has hired a sophisticated group of hackers to break into computer systems.
In 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. Twenty-five years later, GPS is the key to new technology allowing seismologists to warn us when a big quake is about to hit.
Car show season is just around the corner and one of the new models is all the buzz: It’s the first mass-market hydrogen fuel cell car.
In the Bay Area, our drought has prompted many people to use less water. But in the town of East Porterville, about 75 miles southeast of Fresno, there is no water. For the people living there, day-to-day life has become a struggle.
Residents of an East Bay community are in a fight over a proposed cemetery, but it may be that civic leaders have no way of stopping it.
Four years after a pipeline explosion tore through San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood, the area is still rebuilding. Residents said they are fatigued by the construction.