TV & Radio

Elaine Lee on KRON-TV’s Live! in the Bay TV  to discuss her upcoming new book: Go Girl 2. (Jan 23, 2024)

“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.

Audition video submitted to Globetrekker TV Show

American Airlines’ Martin Island (Lee was one of the field producers as well as on air host)

The Travel Daily Show/Travel Channel

Bay Area Backroads – Kron TV/Channel 4, San Francisco

PBS budget travel special for the Moneywise Show.

Elaine Lee Takes Bay Area Backroads on a Walking Tour of Berkeley

I Wondered as I Wandered: On route to my African roots(A dna Search)

The Moth: Elaine Lee at The Freight & Salvage Feb 1, 2023


  • 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


Recent Radio Appearances

Radio Interviews by Elaine

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.

Elaine interviews Pramila Jayapal – Author of Pilgrimage: One Woman’s Return to a Changing India
Elaine interviews William Kirk – Author of You can Travel for Free
Carole Terwilliger Myers – Author of “Weekend Adventures in Northern California and publisher of Carousel Press

Raves from Media Producers and Hosts

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