TV & Radio

Elaine has been featured on numerous radio and television shows, locally as well as nationally.

Here is a partial list of her media appearances.

  • "Check, Please! Bay Area" episode featuring Elaine's review of Oakland CA's Kingston 11 restaurant
    "Check, Please!" is an Emmy and James Beard Foundation award winning show on San Francisco's PBS station KQED.
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  • Audition video submitted to Globetrekker TV Show    View Video
  • American Airlines' Martin Island (Lee was one of the field producers as well as on air host)
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  • The Travel Daily Show/Travel Channel
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  • PBS budget travel special for the Moneywise Show.
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  • Bay Area Backroads – Kron TV/Channel 4, San Francisco
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  • "I Wondered as I Wandered: On route to my African roots (A Dna Search)" View Video
  • OpenRoads TV –"Berkeley’s Urban Pathways" (field producer as well as on air guest)
  • View From the Bay Program - KGO-TV/Channel 7- Special on Summer Travel
  • Savvy Traveler with Rudy Maxa
    nationally syndicated radio show
  • Bev Smith Reports
    nationally syndicated radio show

Audio Clips from Radio:

The San Francisco/Bay Area's first travel radio show was developed by Elaine and travel writing colleague, Pamela Michaels in 1999 for the Morning Show on KPFA-FM (94.1). She served as co-host from its inception through 2003 and continues to appear as a regular guest.

Pramila Jayapal – Author of “Pilgrimage: One Woman’s Return to a Changing India”
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William Kirk – Author of “You can Travel for Free”
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Carole Terwilliger Myers – Author of “Weekend Adventures in Northern California and publisher of Carousel Press
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Go Girl Cover
Elaine with friends at Randy and Jay's
BBQ Joint in Paris, France

Feedback from television producer regarding  Elaine's field production and on air work:

“Congratulations on doing such a good job on our show. You are a real pro. Working with you makes doing my job so much easier. You are the sound bite queen! Belvey, Russ, Dean, Doug, Mitra and I had a terrific time working with you and I think we created a classic Backroads segment -- positive, fun, and full of useful tips."

Laura Remington, Producer, Bayarea Backroads Television Show, KRON TV-Channel 4, San Francisco, California

Feedback from radio show producers:

You do such a great job. Thank you for all of that good information you share with our listeners as well as your enthusiasm and personal power”.

     Laura Miller, Producer of KPFA-FM Morning Show, Berkeley,CA

“Thanks for a great interview.”

Jennifer Kiett, Today’s Black Woman, nationally syndicated radio show

"Your presentation on medical tourism was splendid." Ned Hoke, OMD, L.Ac., Host:

Health Matters on KSVY 91.3 Sonoma, CA.