Meet Your Hosts
Meet Marilyn Pittman and Eric Jansen, veteran broadcasters and your hosts and producers of Out In The Bay – Gay Radio from San Francisco. We blend journalism and oral history to bring you news, provocative conversation and commentary from and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Bay Area and beyond.
Eric Jansen is creator, managing producer and co-host of Out in the Bay and a part-time KALW-91.7 FM announcer, studio engineer and special projects producer. He has been a newscaster, producer and reporter at KQED-FM (San Francisco), KLIV-AM (San Jose) and Minnesota Public Radio, and his reports have aired on NPR, SiriusXM and other national outlets. He co-produced the 2007 PBS documentary Why We Sing!, about LGBT choruses’ role in civil rights, and narrated the touring film festival version. He has also written for numerous print and online publications. He has received awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. He consults in PR, communications planning, media relations and speaker training. Find him on LinkedIn or reach him directly at Eric@OutInTheBay.com.
Marilyn Pittman, Co-Executive Producer and Host of Out in the Bay, is a veteran broadcaster. Her radio career spans 30 years and includes two national radio programs, talk show stints at KQED-FM and KGO-AM in San Francisco, as well as a daily comedy/talk show in the year 2000 on GAYBC.com which became Sirius radio’s OUTQ channel. She teaches broadcast performance at UC Berkeley and has been the leading voice coach and talent consultant for NPR stations since 1989. The recipient of a 1991 GLAAD Media Award for her work as an openly gay stand-up comic and radio commentator, she has lived in San Francisco since 1985. Find out more at http://www.marilynpittman.com.