Jan Yanehiro

Director, School of Multimedia Communications - Academy of Art University

Jan Yanehiro

Director, School of Multimedia Communications - Academy of Art University
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Biography

Jan Yanehiro co-hosted Evening Magazine, a nightly program in San Francisco that ran for 15 years on KPIX TV-CBS5. The television show pioneered the use of video. Evening Magazine is often cited as the show that launched entertainment and reality programming. Yanehiro traveled the world in search of exotic places and fascinating celebrities. She has bungee jumped, sky dived with the Army’s Golden Knights and climbed a frozen waterfall in Colorado. She has hosted 6 documentaries on the US Government relocation and the redress of 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Yanehiro has won multiple awards including an Emmy, the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award and the Girl Scout’s Woman of Distinction. She is Board Chair of The Representation Project and holds seats on Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and The Bank of Marin. Yanehiro graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in Journalism: News-Editorial. She is the author of three books, her latest is, This Is Not The Life I Ordered…50 Ways To Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down.

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