Sal Castaneda

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Sal Castaneda is an award-winning reporter for KTVU-TV the Fox television affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] Castaneda has been with KTVU since 1999 and is currently the traffic anchor for the morning show and a general assignment news reporter for the noon and evening newscasts.

Before KTVU, Castaneda worked as a radio traffic, news, and sports reporter in San Francisco for Metro Networks appearing on several radio stations. In the early 1990s Castaneda also worked as a disc-jockey for Live 105, a San Francisco based alternative radio station.

Castaneda graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.

Castaneda has gained notoriety for his long tenure as a Bay Area media traffic, news, and transportation reporter as humorously noted in an article in SFGate.com (the San Francisco Chronicle website) entitled: "BART Winners And Losers, Day 1: Kneel Before Sal!" [2]

Castaneda played the part of a newscaster on a 2010 episode of NBC's Trauma." [3]


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Castaneda has won several journalism awards including for breaking news, covering San Francisco's Olympic Torch run in 2008,[4] for traffic reporting in 1999,[5] 2000,[6] and 2001.[7] He also received a citation from the Associated press for a story concerning construction of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.[8]

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