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Ken Bastida

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Ken Bastida
Kenneth J. Bastida[1]

(1956-12-30) December 30, 1956 (age 67)
Known forNews anchor, Channel 5 (KPIX)

Ken Bastida (born December 30, 1956)[1] is a former broadcast journalist who most recently anchored at KPIX-TV, the CBS station in San Francisco.

Bastida holds a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University and was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame in May 2008. Bastida began his career as a Bay Area radio host in 1978. Since then, he held on-air positions at numerous Bay Area radio stations, including KFRC, KGO, KMEL, K101, KFYI and KCBS. For a time, Bastida hosted Landscape Smart, a landscaping show on HGTV.[citation needed]

He joined KPIX as a reporter in 1990 and retired from television news after his final broadcast at the station on October 29, 2021.[3]


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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..."
  3. ^ "Video Updates: Veteran KPIX 5 Anchor Ken Bastida Announces His Retirement". KPIX-TV. October 25, 2021. Retrieved April 22, 2022.