Chauncey Bailey Project

Bob Butler

Bob Butler began his broadcast journalism career in 1979. He was hired at KCBS radio in San Francisco in 1981 and has covered every kind of story in the United States, from politics to disasters to economics. He has also reported from Brazil, Europe, Namibia, Tanzania and Senegal. Butler spent 18 months as Director of Diversity of CBS Corp., recruiting candidates for sales, news, engineering and management for 39 television stations and 179 radio stations. Currently, he is reporting for the Chauncey Bailey Project and freelancing at KCBS.



Butler is a vice president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and is the union’s national EEO chair. He is also the regional director of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and is president of the Bay Area Black Journalists Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from San Francisco State University.

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