The staff at NBC Bay Area must like CBS 5 anchor Ken Bastida’s “Good Question” segment a lot. How much? They re-wrote his script for a segment on Lake Merritt and posted it on the NBC11 website under the byline of Sajid Farooq. However, NBC Bay Area gave the competition full credit, even calling Bastida a “veteran reporter.” Here’s the second paragraph of NBC’s story: CBS 5 reporter Ken Bastida wondered just that and set out to dig up the
In this YouTube video, which has been viewed more than 200,000 times, KPIX CBS5’s Ken Bastida seems to report that his co-anchor, Dana King, has been murdered and set on fire. Then it becomes clear that he’s talking about somebody else. SFist.com, which posted an item about this yesterday, called it a Freudian slip. Let’s hope not.
CBS5 plans take on Channel 2’s top rated “10 O’Clock News” in a head-to-head competition starting in one week. Dana King, Ken Bastida, Dennis O’Donnell and Roberta Gonzales will anchor a 30-minute 10 p.m. newscast on the CBS’s Channel 44 starting March 3 which will be broadcast in HD. The same quartet will continue to anchor Channel 5’s 11 p.m. news. The move follows the introduction of primetime newscasts by ABC7 on Channel 20 in January 2007 and KTVU on
East Bay media writer Bill Mann offers some recollections about KFRC, which CBS Radio pulled off the air Sept. 22. He ways that in its heyday, the Top 40 station was powerful and influential but it also had a great news department, launching the careers of many local newsies including Ken Bastida (KPIX) and Vikki Liviakis (KRON). The station also was responsible for starting the national careers of Bay Area music groups such as Journey, Huey Lewis and The News,