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.


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.


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.


An open air pit used to burn trash at a base in Iraq. (Gwen Chiaramonte)

Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New ‘Agent Orange’

Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new “Agent Orange”: open air burn pits.


Hiring Of Cal Wikipedia Guru Could Signal Return To Research Fundamentals

Kevin Gorman will advise students and professors on the best practices for editing and article on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that gets 500 million monthly visitors, many of whom are doing the editing and updating of the website.


Recology truck. (CBS)

Ex-Manager Alleges Recology Submitted False Claims For Payment From State’s Recycling Fund

San Francisco’s recycling company Recology claims to be the greenest in the nation. But a former supervisor said some of their recycling numbers were inflated when he was there, at the expense of California consumers who pay into the state’s CRV redemption fund.


Gas Station

Toxic Eyesores Look Like Gold To San Francisco Developers

Abandoned gas stations are being cleaned up to satisfy San Francisco’s frenzied demand for housing. Ken Bastida reports for KPIX 5.


KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Google’s Secret Revealed: Barge To Offer High-End Showrooms, Party Deck

Google’s mysterious floating barge on San Francisco Bay will feature luxury showrooms and a party deck for the tech giant to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients, multiple sources told KPIX 5.


Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn Filming In Marin Headlands

Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Filming In Marin Headlands

Comedians, Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn spent Thursday shooting scenes for their new film “The Internship,” just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin…


Good Question: Why Are There Fewer Northern California Salmon?

Two hundred years ago, California streams were the perfect spawning grounds for hundreds of thousands of wild salmon every year. In this Good Question: What has caused the Northern California salmon population to dwindle?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/12/2010

Marijuana, pot

Bay Area Airport May Be Part Of Marijuana Pipeline

A new report calls the Golden State the leading exporter of pot worldwide. And CBS 5 has learned the pipeline starts here in the Bay Area.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/23/2010



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