Ben Williams, One of Nation’s First African-American Reporters, Dead at 85

By Kevin Eck 

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Ben Williams, retired reporter for the San Francisco CBS owned station KPIX, has died.

Williams was one of the first African-American reporters and spent his entire on-air career at KPIX before retiring in the 1980s.  He got his start in print, writing for the San Francisco Examiner, before moving to television.

Williams’ daughter-in-law told KPIX he died Monday.  He was 85.

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