Ken Bastida

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Ken Bastida
Kenneth J. Bastida[1]

(1956-12-30) December 30, 1956 (age 64)
Known forNews anchor, Channel 5 (KPIX)

Ken Bastida (born December 30, 1956)[1] is a California news anchor on Channel 5 (KPIX), a CBS affiliate. He has been a reporter with the station since 1990. Bastida began his career as a Bay Area radio host in 1978. Since then he has held on air positions at Bay Area radio stations KFRC, KGO, KMEL, K101, KFYI and KCBS radio. For a time Bastida even hosted his own landscaping show on HGTV called Landscape Smart. Bastida holds a degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University and was inducted into the University's Hall of Fame in May 2008.

Bastida was the recipient of a 2004 Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in continuing coverage for his series "Inside the Middle East."


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  1. ^ a b California Births, 1905 - 1995, Kenneth J. Bastida (Birth Date: 12/30/1956, County of Birth: San Francisco)
  2. ^ CBS San Francisco, "San Francisco native Ken Bastida..."