Bob Melrose

bobmelrose kcbs 0001r1 Bob MelroseBob is a KCBS veteran and seasoned professional who has been an integral part of the station’s news coverage for over 20 years. Bob joined KCBS as an editor in 1975, bringing with him an extensive background as news director and reporter. He can often be found working out of the Hall of Justice, searching out the most compelling and accurate information to make the news come alive for KCBS radio listeners. Bob was born in San Diego and he graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. “I like having the college education in there because my parents are proud their two sons graduated.”

He started his broadcasting career in the early ’70’s working as an announcer for KIQS Radio in Willows, California. In 1974, he landed a job as News Director at KNBA Radio in Vallejo.

Bob has covered Loma Prieta Earthquake, the Oakland Hills Fire, along with major court stories like the San Francisco Dog Mauling and the Scott Peterson Murder cases. He’s also witnessed four executions at San Quentin.

Bob is currently a member of the Radio and Television News Director Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He lives in Pittsburg.

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Congressman Garamendi Urges BART To Build Cars In USA

With BART ready to award a contract for the first cars to be built for its new fleet, the board of directors is being urged by Congressman John Garamendi to have them manufactured in the United States.


Accused killer Binh Thai Luc and the scene of five murders at 16 Howth Street in San Francisco. (CBS)

SFPD To Field Public’s Questions On Ingleside Massacre

San Francisco’s chief of police will attend a town hall meeting Tuesday night to answer questions regarding the five people that were slain last month in the city’s Ingleside District.


Construction work at the San Francisco Doyle Drive replacement project. (CBS)

SF’s Doyle Drive Replacement To Cause 3-Day Closure

Commuters that use Doyle Drive in San Francisco will face some major changes including a weekend-long complete closure at the end of the month in order to make way for the new Presidio Parkway.


Members of the Oakland Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit.  (Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Different Administrator Targeted In Oakland School Massacre

The gunman accused of killing six students and an employee at Oikos University in Oakland targeted a school administrator other than the woman who ran the Christian college’s nursing program, said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan.


Accused killer Binh Thai Luc and the scene of five murders at 16 Howth Street in San Francisco. (CBS)

Suspect In SF Ingleside Home Massacre Pleads Not Guilty

The San Francisco plumber accused of the gruesome slayings of five people inside a home near City College of San Francisco has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.


Crime scene investigators work the scene of a shooting that killed seven at Oikos University April 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. Six students and one employee died yesterday when a gunman

State Regulators Say Oikos Is An Underperforming School

Even before Monday’s shooting, Oikos had drawn the attention of state regulators in a negative way.


Binh Thai Luc, 35, is accused of killing five people in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood on March 23, 2012. (CBS)

Judge Rules Public Defender Can’t Represent Suspect In SF Ingleside Massacre

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A conflict of interest prevents the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office from representing the man accused of killing five people at a home near City College of San Francisco, a judge […]


17-year old Trayvon Martin was unarmed when he was shot and killed in Florida.

Bay Area Churches Hold ‘Hoodie’ Event For Slain Florida Teen Trayvon Martin

Events were held across the country as parishioners showed up at their respective churches in hoodies on Sunday.


Larkspur Ferry

Tickets For Giants Game Ferry Going Paperless

Ferry service to AT&T Park is clearly a popular option for plenty of game-goers, judging by the packed boats criss-crossing the Bay from Marin to SF.


Larkspur Ferry

Years Of Fare Hikes Likely Coming To North Bay Ferries

The Golden Gate Bridge District is well on its way to increasing fares 5% on its ferries come July. But transit experts have said that riders will feel the real pinch several years down the road.




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