Eric Jansen

Announcer/Board Operator; Producer/Co-Host, Out in the Bay

Eric Jansen is a veteran broadcaster and print journalist.  A former news anchor, producer and reporter at KQED FM, San Francisco; KLIV AM, San Jose; and Minnesota Public Radio, Eric's award-winning reports have been heard on many NPR programs and PRI's Marketplace.  His print work has been in The Mercury News, The Business Journal, and gay magazines Genre and The Advocate, among other publications.  He co-produced the June 2007 PBS documentary Why We Sing!, about GLBT choruses and their role in the civil rights fight.

In addition to producing Out in the Bay, Eric is a part-time announcer and board operator at KALW, and assists businesses and non-profits in PR, communications planning and media training.

Ways To Connect

Remember the 1960s comic character Richie Rich, The Poor Little Rich Boy, who had no friends because he lived in an isolated compound? Well, little Jimmy Hormel, heir to the SPAM fortune, had that problem and more in real life. Born in Austin, Minnesota, in 1933, he was also gay in a place and time long before being gay was in the public consciousness.

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