Sal Castaneda

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Sal Castaneda
Born Salvador R. Castaneda
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Residence Oakland, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1999–present
Television KTVU (1999–present)

Salvador R. "Sal" Castaneda is an American journalist. He is an award-winning reporter for KTVU, a Fox television affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] Castaneda has been with KTVU since 1999 and is currently the traffic anchor for the morning show and a general assignment news reporter for the noon and evening newscasts.

Before KTVU, Castaneda worked as a radio traffic, news, and sports reporter in San Francisco for Metro Networks appearing on several radio stations. In the early 1990s Castaneda also worked as a disc-jockey for Live 105, a San Francisco based alternative radio station.

Castaneda graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.

Castaneda has gained notoriety for his long tenure as a Bay Area media traffic, news, and transportation reporter as humorously noted in an article in (the San Francisco Chronicle website) entitled: "BART Winners And Losers, Day 1: Kneel Before Sal!"[2]

Castaneda played the part of a newscaster on a 2010 episode of NBC's Trauma."[3]


Castaneda has won several journalism awards including for breaking news, covering San Francisco's Olympic Torch run in 2008,[4] for traffic reporting in 1999,[5] 2000,[6] and 2001.[7] He also received a citation from the Associated press for a story concerning construction of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.[8]


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