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.

Albert Hernandez

Prolific SF And Peninsula Burglary Suspect Arrested

San Francisco and Peninsula police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for dozens of burglaries over the past 18 months.



Contra Costa Prosecutor Files Claim In Wake Of Rape Allegations

A Contra Costa County prosecutor has filed a claim against his bosses in the district attorney’s office, claiming malicious prosecution and defamation as a result of rape charges against him.



Suspect In Emeryville Attacks On Women Considered Armed and Dangerous

Police describe the victims as courageous and helpful in the investigation.



San Francisco City Employees Rally Against Corporate Tax Breaks

Hundreds of San Francisco city employees created traffic delays at a busy intersection when they rallied against corporate tax breaks.


Saint Mary's Gaels

Saint Mary’s Confident Heading To NCAA Tournament

After missing the NCAA Tournament last year, the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team is looking for a bit more success as they are headed off to Omaha for their first game on Friday.



Alameda County Supports Law Protecting Shelter Animals

Governor Brown is looking to repeal the Hayden law, decreasing the number of days a shelter can hold animals before euthanizing them.


Gold Dust Lounge

Operators Of SF’s Gold Dust Lounge Sued Over Failure To Vacate

The owners of the San Francisco building that houses the Gold Dust Lounge filed suit against the longtime establishment Monday for failing to vacate after being given three months to do so.


(Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo Newborn Giraffe Stretching Out In New Digs

Curators say the giraffes simply outgrew their old digs, and buoyed by fundraising efforts that brought in $400,000, the Zoo was able to complete construction on the new barn, which stands 25 ft. high and includes skylights, too.


(Clockwise from left) Adam Weathers, Ahimsa Winthunder, Chloe Watlington, Geoffry Weiss, Jason Ozolins and Joanne Warwick. (Oakland Police Department)

Occupy Protesters To Challenge Oakland Stay Away Orders

The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday it would file a lawsuit to overturn stay away orders issued against 12 demonstrators charged with crimes allegedly committed during Occupy Oakland protests.


Bay Bridge Detour

Gateway Park At Oakland Bay Bridge Touchdown To Include Rail Yard

The park that will be adjacent to the Oakland touchdown for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will incorporate a rail yard to accommodate operations at the Port of Oakland, transportation officials said Wednesday.





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