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Longtime San Francisco journalist Ray Taliaferro is missing in Kentucky

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A long-lasting Bay Area journalist and radio host, who last seen near a pizza plant in Kentucky, has been missing for two weeks, according to media reports.

Raphael “Ray” Taliaferro, a journalist and news anchor for San Francisco’s KGO AM radio and KRON TV, was last seen near a pizza plant called Mellow Mushroom in Paducah, Kentucky, November 10, according to media reports . [19659009] A missing person’s pilot posted by the police department in Paducah stated that he may have experienced “disorientation and signs of dementia”, according to a KRON 4 report.

Sheriff Ted Holder at the Massac County Sheriff Office in Illinois told the crown that Taliaferro’s wife reported missing him at 9:30 in Massac County on November 10th. About six hours later, witnesses told officials as they saw him in Paducah, Kentucky, about 20 miles away, just above the state border. 659011] Taliaferro vehicles were found in the parking lot of a bank in Paducah, said Holder. “Several people” told the Paducah police that they talked to him that afternoon, but no one has seen him since, he said.

Holden said the police have reached the Paducah chapter in NAACP only if Taliaferro is calling the association’s officials. 19659008] Officials of the Paducah Police Department could not be immediately reached for comments on the disappearance of Taliaferro.

Taliaferro helped find the National Association of Black Journalists in 1975 and was honored by the Black Chamber Life Award of the San Francisco Black Chamber of Commerce 1994, according to the National Association of Black Journalists.

The 1994 award acknowledged him as a “precursor in broadcasting.”

The association opened Taliaferro to its celebration hall in January 2011. The association created the “Ray Taliaferro NABJ Entrepreneurial Spirit Award” to his honor to acknowledge “journalistic entrepreneurship” among members of the association.

Anyone with information about Taliaferro’s residence can contact the Paducah police department at 270-444-8548.

Lauren Hernandez is a staff writer in San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @LaurenPorFavor

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