Jan Hutchins

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Jan Hutchins
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Jan Hutchins
Born Jan Darwin Hutchins
Danville, Illinois
Residence San Jose, California
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation TV and radio journalist,
Media consultant

Jan Darwin Hutchins (born 1949) is an American TV and radio journalist, producer and media consultant. Hutchins was born in Danville, Illinois and grew up in Ohio. He studied at Yale University, graduating with a B.A. in History in 1971.[1][2] He started his career in 1972 as a sports journalist at the WIIC TV station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After moving to California, Hutchins worked from 1974 to 1990 as a sportscaster on the KPIX TV channel in San Francisco[3] and at KRON (Channel 4). In 1981, he joined KICU (Channel 36) in San Jose when the San Francisco Bay Area independent television station initiated its news broadcasts, co-anchoring the prime time news program with Ysabel Duron until 1991.[2][4][5] From 1993-1995, Hutchins served as the director of community development for the San Francisco Giants baseball team. He hosted sports, news and public affairs programs for San Francisco area radio stations (KGO, KCBS, KNBR) and from 1997 to 2000 worked at American Champion Media, which, along with KTEH-TV (Channel 54), produced "Adventures with Kanga Roddy", a children's television series about emotional intelligence that aired on PBS and starred Pat Morita, Jennifer Montana and Karen Lott.[6][7][8] The show won Northern California Area EMMY Awards in 1999 and 2000.[9][10] From 1996-1999 Hutchins served on the city council of Los Gatos, CA both as a vice-mayor and mayor and later founded a local yoga center.[11][12][13][14] He lives currently in San Jose where he works as a media consultant.[14]


  1. ^ Mary Wicoff Chicago-area man finds cousins in Danville Commercial News, December 2, 2012, Accessed June 21, 2013
  2. ^ a b Jan Hutchins Indeed, Accessed June 21, 2013
  3. ^ Susan Slusser Beil, Tillman Seek KPIX Spot SFGate, April 25, 1997
  4. ^ Kevin Wing Ysabel Duron, KRON 4 Off Camera, p. 9, March 2009, Accessed June 21, 2013
  5. ^ 1987 KICU 36 "News at Ten" Open on YouTube, Accessed June 21, 2013
  6. ^ Adventures With Kanga Roddy New York Times, Accessed June 6, 2013
  7. ^ Jan Hutchins IMdB, accessed June 21, 2013
  8. ^ Adventures with Kanga Roddy TV.com, Accessed June 21, 2013
  9. ^ Emmy Recipients - 1999 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, Accessed June 21, 2013
  10. ^ Emmy Recipients - 2000 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, Accessed June 21, 2013
  11. ^ Not Mellow Metroactive, November 7, 1996, Accessed June 21, 2013
  12. ^ J. Douglas Allen-Taylor Color Separations Metroactive, March 9, 2000, Accessed June 21, 2013
  13. ^ Mary Ann Cook Los Gatan produces upcoming Pete Seeger show Los Gatos Weekly Times, January 14, 1998, Accessed June 21, 2013
  14. ^ a b Corporate Talk with Charlie and Eva with guest Jan Hutchins Blogtalkradio, February 4, 2013. Accessed June 21, 2013