Jan Yanehiro

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Jan Yanehiro is an American broadcast journalist.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

She earned a journalism degree from California State University, Fresno in 1970.[1]


She is the Director of Multimedia Communications at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Television career[edit]

She co-hosted Evening Magazine which aired on San Francisco's KPIX (Channel 5) from 1976 to 1991.[4] She is a co-executive producer of Pacific Fusion, a television magazine program featuring Asian American lifestyle, which airs on KRON,[5] and host of HGTV's Appraise It![3] She has also hosted the documentary Forced Out on the Japanese American experience during World War II.[1]

Other business and community activities[edit]

She is the President of Jan Yanehiro, Inc., a Partner of Fair Advantage, the Director of the Bank of Marin, a Board Member or Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation, a Board Member of the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco, a Board Member of the National Board of Visitors at California State University, Fresno, and a Member of the Asian American Journalists Association, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.[1]


She has received several Emmys for her work,[3] received the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award from the United Nations of San Francisco, was inducted into the Academy of Television and Radio Hall of Fame in New York City, was a Silver Circle Inductee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003, was recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and honored as an Outstanding Alumnus by California State University, Fresno.[1]

Books (as co-author)[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jan Yanehiro - Media and Marketing Strategic Planner
  3. ^ a b c Steve Walker and Jan Yanehiro
  4. ^ Staff (September 8, 1986). "A Survivor Celebrates 'Evening Magazine'". San Jose Mercury News. 
  5. ^ Nakao, Annie (November 7, 2004). "Spotlight on Bay Area's Asian Americans: 'Pacific Fusion' profiles life and lifestyles in weekly 30-minute show on KRON". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Communications Inc.). 

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