Ken Wayne

Ken Wayne has anchored the weekend news at KTVU since 2002.

He started his career at KTVU in 1992 and has covered some of the biggest stories in the Bay Area and California since then. He's been on the scene of floods, fires, earthquakes and almost every major Bay Area story over the past 16 years.

Wayne's covered notorious criminal cases including the Polly Klaas kidnapping and the OJ Simpson trial. He traveled to Argentina for the funeral of Silvina Pelosso, one of the victims of the Yosemite tourist killings.

Ken's also traveled across the country to cover the 9/11 attack in New York, the space shuttle crash in Texas, and the presidential election court battle in Florida. He was also in New Orleans when Bay Area rescue teams assisted Hurricane Katrina victims.

There have been uplifting stories as well. Wayne covered the Giants World Series campaign and flew with the Blue Angels.

Ken has been honored by the regional Emmy's, Associated Press, and national Telly awards.

Ken is a Bay Area native but his family moved across the west. He attended high school on the Nez Perce Indian reservation in Idaho. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 18 with the U.S. Navy and Armed Force Radio and Television. In 1985 he made the transition to commercial TV, working in newsrooms in Palm Springs, Chico, Fresno, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Ken and his wife Carole are avid travelers, most recently visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. When not going abroad, Ken pilots a small plane for local adventures.

Ken has also collected so much Elvis Presley paraphernalia that his friends are threatening to stage an intervention.

Latest from Ken Wayne

CHP reviews evidence against reckless driver in fatal crash

The California Highway Patrol says its reviewing evidence against the driver of a Corvette involved in an Oakland freeway crash since a passenger in the car has died. 25-year-old Nicholas Obenchain of Alameda was pronounced dead Monday following the 3 am crash Friday on eastbound Interstate 580 at the Park ...

Suspects plead not-guilty in AT&T Park attack

Two Sacramento men accused of an assault caught on cell phone video outside AT&T Park pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday afternoon to felony charges. Francisco Lopez and Anthony Rucker are both accused of felony assault after a woman was punched following last Thursday's Giants/A's game. Rucker's ...

Family devastated over fake Instagram account using deceased daughter's name

A Martinez family that suffered the loss of their 14 year old daughter faced a new heartache after discovering someone was posting updates on an Instagram account using the girl’s name. The account for Jenna Betti had been active for several months but as of Monday afternoon, amidst a KTVU ...

Thieves steal flags from Army Vets front yard

An Oakland Army veteran is hoping someone will return the three flags stolen from a flag pole in his front yard. "All I can think of it's either kids or somebody doesn't like vets," mused a neighbor who goes by the name of Cyrus. "It makes you wonder about your ...

Teen says he's learned his lesson after stealing credit card to go on wild spending spree

A 19-year-old North Bay student accused of using stolen credit card numbers to go on a wild spending spree involving an exotic sports car and wine country mansion told KTVU in a jailhouse interview he's ready to spend time behind bars. "I'm ready to do my time," Mohannad Halaweh told ...

Teen appears in court, accused of living lavish lifestyle with stolen credit card numbers

A North Bay teenager is behind bars on $1 million bond after appearing in court Monday morning to face felony fraud and other charges. Nineteen-year-old Mohannad Halaweh of Rohnert Park is accused of maintaining a lavish lifestyle involving an exotic sports car and multimillion dollar mansions through stolen credit card ...

2 years after senseless killing, investigators look to renew interest in case

Two years to the day after Ronnie Kidd was killed, police held a news conference in West Oakland to try to bring more awareness to the unsolved homicide. Kidd was just 30-years-old when he was fatally shot while sitting in his car after getting home from working a double shift. ...

Goat demand this fire season, outweighs supply

California's ongoing drought has created a shortage of four legged firefighters. Goats. Bill Canaday is running about 1,500 goats across the Bay Area out of his Coalinga based company, "California Grazing". "Yep, the next place to eat," he told KTVU has he loaded goats into a double decker trailer in ...

Calif. not ready for 911 texting

Major wireless carriers across the country will offer smart phone users the technology to text 911 calls starting May 15. Police say the texting service could improve communication during an emergency. Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says the technology to text to 911 dispatch center offers several advantages. "Just ...

San Francisco woman speaks out following brutal mugging

A woman who suffered a brutal attack while walking to work in San Francisco last month is speaking out about her ordeal.    Virginia Schmitt was walking on York Street near 19th in the city's Mission district. The neighborhood that was home to old warehouses is now dotted with small cafes ...

 
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