Bob Butler

Bob Butler

Bob began his broadcast news career at KDIA Radio in Oakland. He was hired at KCBS in 1981 and has covered every kind of story in the United States, including politics, disasters, and economics. He has also reported from Brazil, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Rwanda, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Senegal.

Along with reporting for KCBS, he operates Butler Media, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that conducts training projects for young journalists in Africa.

He worked 18-months as the Director of Diversity for CBS Corporation, recruiting candidates for the company’s radio and television stations.

He served as an independent journalist on the award-winning Chauncey Bailey Project and spent eight years on the board of the National Association of Black Journalists. He was president from 2013-2015.

He is a member of the SAG-AFTRA national board and has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Francisco State University.