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Bob Butler '71
Education: B.A., San Francisco State University
Profession: Reporter, KCBS Radio; Executive Director of Butler Media
Following three years of service as a member of the U.S. Navy, Bob Butler found his niche in newscasting while attending Chabot College and pursuing a career in DJ’ing. Offered a newscasting gig, he took it and excelled, kickstarting a long term career in media, including at KCBS in San Francisco where he worked as an editor for 17 years before turning to reporting. His resume includes a long list of impressive titles, including Diversity Director at CBS, President of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Board Member of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). Currently, Bob continues to freelance for KCBS, while also running Audiodocu, a company that provides multimedia services and journalism training, as well as Butler Media, which conducts research and examines the diversity of newsroom management teams at television stations in the U.S.