Quick Facts of Ken Bastida

  • Full NameKen Bastida
  • Net Worth$1 million - $5 million
  • Date of Birth1956 /12 /30
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceSan Francisco, California
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Height1.9m
  • EducationSan Francisco State University
  • Children3 (2 sons and 1 daughter)
  • HoroscopeCapricorn

Ken Bastida is an American journalist, reporter, and anchor. Currently, he is working for a CBS affiliate, Channel 5 (KPIX), joining in 1990. Previously, he worked at HGTV, KMEL, K101, KGO, and KCBS Radio. He was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody award during his time in KCBS Radio for covering the 89 Loma Prieta earthquake.

In addition, he has even hosted his own landscaping show on HGTV called Landscape Smart. For his outstanding performance, Ken even won the 2004 Emmy Award.

More about Ken Bastida

American journalist Ken Bastida was born on 30 December 1956 in San Francisco, California. He studied telecommunications class at El Camino High and developed an interest in cameraman. Similarly, he joined San Francisco State University to achieve his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications.

Ken Bastida in a single frame. Image Source: Facebook

Furthermore, Bastida hasn’t disclosed much information regarding his personal life. He took his friend’s suggestion and started an internship at KFRC Radio while still an undergraduate.

Career Details

Ken Bastida’s internship helped him to start a career in journalism. Soon after his graduation, he started working at several Bay Area radio stations, including KGO, KMEL, K101, and KCBS Radio. He was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody award during his time in KCBS Radio for covering the 89 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1990.

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Additionally, Ken joined HGTV and served as a host for Landscape Smart for four seasons. Finally, with all those gathered experience, he joined KPIX 5 in 1990. Simultaneously, he has established himself as one of the trusted journalists in the Bay Area. He traveled to different countries to cover the news for KPIX 5. During his time in KPIX 5, he covered September 11th, a Bruno gas explosion, and the Oakland Ghost Ship fire.

Is Ken Bastida married? Who is his wife?

Two times Emmy Awards winner Ken Bastida is a married man. Interestingly, he recently becomes a grandfather now. However, he has kept his lips sealed when it comes to talking about his marriage and wife. The married couple has been blessed with three children, two sons, and one daughter.

Ken Bastida. Image Source: Facebook

Bastida loves spending time with his grandchildren. And when he is not around his grandchildren, he can be found either tinkering with classic cars or cooking. His family has also raised two cats, Bob and Sister.

How much is Ken Bastida Net worth?

Bastida’s success in his journalism career has helped to accumulate a decent fortune. However, he hasn’t disclosed his actual annual salary and net worth to the tabloids. KPIX 5 must be paying him a handsome reward for his contribution for 3 decades.

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On the other hand, his net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million. He accumulated such a decent fortune from his hard work and dedication to journalism. He is living a happy life together with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Aishah Hasnie, Chris Holmstrom, and DeMarco Morgan are some other famous journalists.


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