Out In The Bay is the San Francisco Bay Area’s weekly radio show and global podcast about queer life and issues. We blend journalism and oral history to bring you news, provocative conversation and commentary from and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and their allies in California and beyond.

Eric Jansen

Eric Jansen is the founder, executive producer and host of Out in the Bay, which he launched in 2004. He is also an announcer and board operator at San Francisco NPR affiliate KQED-FM. He has served as talk show and news producer, newscaster, reporter and announcer at outlets including San Francisco’s KALW, KQED-FM and Minnesota Public Radio. He has won awards for his national and regional news features from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. He wrote and co-produced the 2007 PBS documentary Why We Sing! about LGBTQ choruses’ role in civil rights and narrated the film festival version.  He loves talking with people – on the air and privately – about their life experiences!  Eric is available for narration, media relations and speaker training. Find him on LinkedIn or reach him directly at .

Christopher Beale

Christopher Beale is the editor and occasional host of Out In The Bay. After 20 years as a commercial radio host, Christopher moved to the Bay Area in 2019 to pursue a career in public media. In addition to his work on Out In The Bay, Chris writes for Bay Area Reporter, hosts the podcast Stereotypes, and is a producer/reporter for NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. Contact Christopher, and hear his work at christopherjbeale.com.


Truc Nguyen

Producer Truc Nguyen is from the Bay Area, child of Vietnamese immigrants and former student of literature at University of San Francisco. Nearly ten years after earning her B.A., she went back to school to study radio broadcasting and became a KALW Audio Academy Fellow, graduating in 2016. She currently works as KALW’s membership manager and has produced local music and audio pieces for the station’s award-winning news magazine, Crosscurrents. 


Kendra Klang

Kendra Klang is a producer for Out in the Bay and for City Visions, a weekly live call-in radio show focused on Bay Area issues, events and individuals which airs on KALW-91.7 FM, a Bay Area NPR-affiliate.  During its second season, she worked as an associate producer of KQED’s The Leap, a storytelling podcast about people making courageous, life-changing decisions.  In her past life, Kendra was a radiologist. She is excited to be out of the dark room and contributing to queer life in the Bay.