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

Sports astrologer offers advice to Giants management for Game 3

With final preparations being made at AT&T Park for Tuesday's Game 3 of the NLCS between the Giants and the Cardinals, KTVU looked to get some unscientific predictions for the game’s outcome. You can look at the manager's line ups, the injury report and even the weather. Andrea Mallis has ...

Petaluma parents on alert after man tries to lure teenage girl into car

Petaluma police are stepping up patrols around local schools after another report of a man trying to lure a teenage girl into his car. Petaluma Police Lieutenant Tim Lyons says it's the fourth such report since school started this year. "A subject came by and gestured to this female to ...

Oakland city councilman calls for tougher restrictions on sideshows

An Oakland city councilman is calling for tougher police action following a sideshow Saturday night involving about 100 vehicles. "It has come back to the magnitude of where it was ten years ago," councilman Larry Reid told KTVU. There's also an internet video claiming to be of a sideshow in ...

Kombucha gains popularity at Bay Area restaurants

A centuries old elixir is making a splash at a new North Bay bar, being heralded as a guilt-free cocktail. The drinks are made with kombucha, a combination of bacteria and yeast added to sugar and tea and allowed to ferment. It may not sound appetizing but kombucha devotee Jasmine ...

Family gets heartfelt note from firefighters who tried to save their home

The massive fire destroyed about a hundred homes in Weed Monday, but one couple who lost their house found a small memento left behind by fire crews they will cherish. There is nothing left at the Alvarado home on Hillside Drive. The house is ashes, the motorcycles charred, the swing ...

Friends mourn loss of climber who died in Yosemite

Dozens of surfers and kayakers gathered at the mouth of the Russian River in Sonoma County Saturday morning for an emotional farewell to a world traveler who died August 16 just hours after proposing to his girlfriend. Thirty-six-year-old Brad Parker fell from a mountain climb shortly after his girlfriend said ...

Friends remember climber who died in Yosemite as an inspiration

Friends of the avid outdoorsman who died in a tragic weekend climbing accident in Yosemite National Park just hours after he had proposed to his girlfriend were remembering him Monday as an inspirational man with a zest for life. Those who knew him offered many glowing praises for 36-year-old Brad ...

Bay Area author writes book on Elvis Presley

Thirty seven years after the death of Elvis Presley a Bay Area author says his new book is attracting the attention of Hollywood. 35,000 fans converged on Graceland over the weekend to remember the King of Rock and Roll in a candlelight vigil. George Gomez of Livermore is originally from ...

Work underway in Petaluma to create structure for Burning Man

Power saws, nail guns and a lot of muscle are going into a mysterious looking construction project in a vacant lot near downtown Petaluma. One hundred volunteers are building the pieces for a nine story wood structure that will stand for only a few days before it's intentionally burned to ...

Budget cuts hit Santa Clara County courts

Santa Clara County Superior Courts announced service cuts at two courthouses on Tuesday citing a lack of funding from Sacramento. Traffic and small claims court at both the Palo Alto and Morgan Hill courthouses will be relocated along with civil court services in Morgan Hill. The changes take effect October ...

 
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