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.

The East Oakland Boxing Association is facing financial troubles (CBS)

Oakland Youth Boxing Club In Danger Of Being Shuttered

The decades-old East Oakland Boxing Association has been around for approximately 25 years, providing not only a boxing program but other activities for its 500 members in one of Oakland’s tougher neighborhoods.


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Golden Gate Bridge District Looks To Ditch Toll Takers

Toll takers could be eliminated by this time next year.


BART station (CBS)

BART Agrees To Study Possible Livermore Extension

Supporters say the project would ease traffic congestion and pollution in the area. Critics say BART should focus on maintaining and improving its existing lines.


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BART Police Ramp Up Efforts To Catch Bike Thieves

Faced with a rash of bicycle thefts, BART police will be stepping up efforts to educate riders who two-wheel to stations and catch those who are stealing them.


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Aging BART Car Maintenance Requiring 24-Hour Operation

It takes mechanics operating 24 hours a day to keep the current fleet of BART cars on the rails, but transit officials say it’s getting more difficult by the day to keep the fleet operating.


Oakland police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Chief Says Gangs To Blame For Recent Murders

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Tuesday the city had 14 homicides so far this year, which is two more than it had at this time last year.


South SF Meat Company Pays Fine For Ammonia Leak

Columbus Manufacturing also agreed to spend $6 million to upgrade its refrigeration system following two ammonia leaks in 2009.


Cocaine. (CBS)

Undercover Drug Operation Targets SF Tenderloin Markets

Two Tenderloin markets face one year shutdowns and heavy fines after a joint SFPD/ DEA investigation has found them to be safe havens for illegal drugs and merchandise.


An Oakland Police Cruiser.

Rash Of Homicides Hit Oakland

Six homicides have been reported in the city since Friday.


Former San Ramon Officer Pleads Guilty To Drug Theft

Former San Ramon Police Officer Louis Lombardi pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing drugs, money and property while serving search warrants and making arrests.





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