Ken Bastida

KEN BASTIDA

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.

 
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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.


 

mudslide KPIX footage 1/28/16 Oakland Hills.

Sliding Hillside Forces Demolition Of San Francisco Home

Two Bay Area homes are sliding down hillsides following a series of recent El Nino-driven rain storms.

01/28/2016

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New Gas On Demand App Launches In The Bay Area

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.

01/27/2016

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Reporter Recalls Witnessing Elvis / Beatles Meeting 50 Years Ago

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.

08/28/2015

Ford Mustang Driver

Vroom, Vroom? Some Cars Hitting Bay Area Streets Have Fake Engine Sounds Piped In

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.

02/12/2015

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Cargo Pilots Say Fatigue Leading To Big Danger Below

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.

11/16/2014

Oil drill in a Kansas corn field. (CBS)

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.

10/20/2014

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CDC Using Twitter To Spread Information On Ebola

Ebola experts at the Centers for Disease Control are using Twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance.

10/08/2014

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‘The Star Spangled Banner’ Turns 200, Francis Scott Key’s Impact On Bay Area Landscape

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.

09/12/2014

Bryman College (CBS)

Bay Area Bryman For-Profit Colleges Close With Little Notice To Students

Bryman College Monday closed BioHealth College in San Jose and its other for-profit colleges in Hayward, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, according to the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

07/28/2014

Recology truck. (CBS)

Jury Orders Recology To Pay $1.3 Million To Ratepayers After Whistleblower Brings Lawsuit

A verdict has been reached this week in a fraud case against San Francisco’s garbage company, and both sides said they’ve won. A whistleblower brought a lawsuit against Recology, in a story that KPIX 5 first reported earlier this year.

06/17/2014

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