Chauncey was born in Oakland CA on October 20, 1949 his father Chauncey Bailey senior and mother Bridgett Marie Dewey-Bailey. He was the second of three children had a younger brother named Stephen bailey and an older sister Lorelei Bailey. He attended Webster Elementary, Bret Harte Junior High and graduated from Hayward High in 1967.
Chauncey was an A student excelling in academics more than sports. However he loved baseball basketball and played as a child with family members and friends on Byron Street in Hayward. Later he played on the softball team with the Oakland Tribune. Read more
Chauncey Bailey, 57, Editor-in-Chief of all five editions of the Post Newspaper and long time reporter covering the African American and other communities was gunned down in the street by an unknown assailant at 7:30a.m. Thursday morning, August 2, 2007. Apparently on his way to work, Bailey was shot at the corner of 14th and Alice streets in downtown Oakland.Roland Holmgren, Oakland Police spokesman said witnesses told police that a single gunman, wearing a mask, shot Bailey several times and fled. He acknowledged that police currently knew of no motive for the killing but it did not appear to be random. Holmgren further noted that investigators would be looking into all possible connections with Bailey’s work to help find the killer.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $25,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Chauncey Bailey grew up in East Oakland and was a member of St. Benedict’s Church. He was one of 5 children, three of whom survive him. He had one son who lives in Southern California. Read more