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.


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