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.

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Clayton Teen Marks Sweet Sixteen With Blood Drive

She was inspired at least in part by an event in her own life: When she was 17 months old, she was run over by a car and suffered a collapsed lung and a severed liver, and needed blood transfusions


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

Funding Gap Closed On SF Doyle Drive Construction Project

City officials and San Francisco commuters can breathe a sigh of relief now that a $54 million funding gap in the billion dollar Doyle Drive project was finally filled.


Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

Mirkarimi’s Wife Loses Bid To Block Evidence In Abuse Case

A key witness in San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence case will be allowed to testify according to a judge who made the ruling on Wednesday.


Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

‘Restore Hetch Hetchy’ Group Begins SF Initiative Signature Drive

A group calling itself “Restore Hetch Hetchy” is beginning a petition drive Wednesday to change how San Francisco delivers water to customers, possibly by destroying a long-standing dam.


Ross Mirkarimi's mugshot upon booking on domestic violence charges. (SFPD)

Judge Allows Key Evidence In Mirkarimi Abuse Case

A judge ruled Monday that a critical piece of video evidence in the domestic violence case against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will be admissible in his upcoming trial.


Mack, a San Francisco Police Dept. K-9 officer, poses with evidence of a recent drug bust. (SFPD)

San Francisco Police Dog Earns Star For Crime-Fighting Prowess

Normally it’s not news when a San Francisco police officer gets a badge, except in this case Police Chief Greg Suhr had to reach almost to the floor to pin the star on the officer, a Springer Spaniel named Mack.



Couple Accused Of Stealing Up To $1 Million From Alameda Co. Agency

The former director of ACAP and her husband have been charged with misuse of public funds and grand theft after a yearlong investigation into the agency’s finances.


The Berkeley hills home where man was beaten to death. (CBS)

Ignored 911 Call Turns Fatal In Berkeley; Police Busy With Occupy Protest

Berkeley police acknowledge they didn’t immediately respond to a call in the hills that would eventually result in last Saturday’s homicide, because they were planning for an Occupy protest headed to UC Berkeley.


Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

Attorney-Client Privilege Adds New Twist In SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Case

A new twist in SF Sheriff Mirkarimi’s domestic violence case has brought up questions about attorney-client privilege regarding a key witness in the case.


(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Police Revamping Approach To Patrolling System

BART wants its officers to be more familiar with the beats they patrol. So officials have divided four zones into five and divided those even further.





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