Sal was hired at KTVU in Fall of 1999. Before then he was on the air as a contributor to Mornings on 2 starting in the early 1990s. Before coming to KTVU Sal worked for various radio and TV stations in the Bay Area.
Sal has covered many different stories both as a traffic reporter and as a general assignment news reporter. Sal won an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 2014 Napa Earthquake. He also covered the opening of the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span and won a breaking news award from the Associated Press for that coverage.
Sal has covered many Bay Area stories as a general assignment news reporter including transportation, crime, and San Francisco politics.
Sal began his news career behind the scenes as an intern, then as a news writer for several Bay Area news stations. He eventually moved from radio to television landing his first on camera assignment at KTVU in 1995. Before that Sal worked as a radio DJ in San Francisco at LIVE 105 FM in the early 1990s.
A San Francisco native, Sal attended Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco and graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. He especially enjoyed his time at Cal, living on and near campus in Berkeley.
Sal loves being in the Bay Area because his extended family is here. He enjoys working in the community where he grew up and drawing on local knowledge and connections to help tell a story.
Sal’s interests include following local sports teams, listening to music and DJ-ing, and taking pictures. He loves spending time with his family and taking trips with them to explore our great local region.
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Darren Allison wants to bring down crime in Oakland.
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A cement truck overturned in Sunnyvale early Tuesday morning causing a major backup on northbound 101 in Sunnyvale.
BART on Thursday reported a major delay system-wide because of a computer failure, causing major delays for about an hour along with residual holdups throughout the system.
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People can talk all they want about pitches, runs and steals on Opening Day. But the real talk of the town is where to get the best grub. Let's see where Sal Castaneda likes to eat (and drink.)