San Francisco native Ken Bastida is the co-anchor for KPIX 5 News at 5pm and at 11pm. Ken is celebrating his 22nd year at KPIX 5 and more than 30 years as a professional broadcaster.
Bastida is a two-time Emmy Award winner… having been honored for his outstanding achievement in “continuing coverage” for his series, “Inside the Middle East.” He’s also received 10 Emmy nominations by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his outstanding work as an Anchor and Reporter. In addition, Bastida has been recognized for excellence by the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the Peninsula Press Club.
Prior to his arrival at KPIX 5, Bastida had an illustrious Bay Area radio career which began at KFRC Radio in 1978. He was a recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody award for his contributions to KCBS Radio during the Loma Prieta earthquake. Ken still appears on KCBS radio nightly and contributes to the station with special reports.
Bastida holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University, and in 2007 was inducted into the University’s Alumni Hall of Fame.
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.
Some residents of Calaveras County say the pot boom has turned to bust and now there’s a new movement to ban marijuana growing there.
As California edges closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, growers are rushing to grab a little piece of the action, and it’s creating a land grab not seen in more than 100 years.
Two Bay Area homes are sliding down hillsides following a series of recent El Nino-driven rain storms.
A new app, called WeFuel, launched in the Bay Area this week and is one of a growing number of companies that will come out and fill up your gas tank for a fee.
On August 27, 1965, rock’s Fab Four met secretly with the King of Rock and Roll at a home in Beverly Hills. A reporter who was among a handful of people allowed in the room that night gives a first-hand account of the meeting between Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
More and more cars hitting Bay Area roadways have something most drivers aren’t aware of. Car manufacturers from BMW to Ford have started faking it, faking the sound of power. The new engines are a lot more efficient and quieter, but drivers are none the wiser.
Dozens of huge cargo jets fly over Bay Area neighborhoods daily, and the pilots flying them say lack of rest is creating a big danger below.
San Francisco Shares Risk Of Earthquakes With Kansas City, Midwest Fault Known For Magnitude 8 Quakes
As the Giants and Royals prepare to face off in the World Series, both the Bay Area and the Kansas City have one thing in common: a risk of earthquakes.
Ebola experts at the Centers for Disease Control are using Twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance.
This year marks the bicentennial of The Star Spangled Banner. Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics after he was moved by the sight of the flag flying over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore.