Frank Mallicoat


After a ¼ century away from the Bay Area I finally got the call to come home! On a wild media tour through California, Michigan and New England…KPIX came calling in February of 2011 to anchor their Morning Show. You could hear my family cheering in the East Bay! I grew up in Walnut Creek and Orinda and graduated from Cal. So, if I happen to bellow out a “Go Bears” during the show…. It’s in my DNA.

My 1st five jobs were in Sports starting in Eureka at KIEM in 1985 where I made a 9-grand a year! I doubled that a year later in Manchester, NH at WMUR where I fell in love with the Granite State except for the months Jan, Feb & March! It’s chilly there, but oh it’s such a beautiful state! I landed in Boston in 1991 at WLVI where I did everything. Weekend Sports, Sports Director, Morning News Anchor, and Lead Anchor. A 14 year run covering everything from Larry Bird’s retirement, the Red Sox finally beating “The Curse”… and some guy named Brady who had a big run in Foxboro.

I moved to news in 2001 just months before the 9-11 attacks and covered all things New England for the next decade including 2 NH Primaries, Senator Ted Kennedy’s passing, and the RI Night Club fire. In 2007 I jumped ship to WFXT in Boston as their Weekend Anchor, News Reporter and Weekend Sports guy. If they let me do weather I would have done that too. In 1997 I snuck away to Detroit’s WJBK for one year as their Sports Director just in time for the Red Wings Stanley Cup run and that same guy named Brady won a National Title at Michigan before I headed back to Boston.

I have earned 4 Emmys along the way, and I simply love what I do. My job is never boring because every day is different. I love telling personal stories and such a privilege to meet and report on our daily newsmakers. When I’m not getting up at “O-dark-thirty” for KPIX I love to work on my home. I took a lake cottage down to the studs in NH and rebuilt it by myself. It took me forever but the sense of pride in the work is incredible. I also have a deep affection for Lake Tahoe. There is simply no better place on earth. I love Baseball too. I would sleep at AT&T Park if they would let me. My claim to fame….I took one out at Fenway Park over the “Monster,” and I made a cameo in movie The Departed. I played a newscaster! A stretch I know!! I am thrilled to be back home and rediscovering the beautiful Bay Area.

Please join me every weekday morning from 4:30-7 and Noon. And if you are a weekend early bird check out Bay Sunday on Sunday Mornings at 5:30 we’ll try and get your mornings cooking.

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