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Prof. Jan Wahl

Recognized as a woman of many hats, film critic Jan Wahl critiques movie releases, reviews videos, conducts celebrity interviews, and offers interesting background on show business. When she's not working in TV or radio, she emcees community events, lectures throughout the Bay Area and on international cruises, including a course she originated for corporations and schools, “Critical Thinking of the Mass Media.” Before coming here, she worked for ABC in LA, as a documentary producer, and later as a stage manager and director. In 1977, Wahl won an Emmy for “They Still Say I Do,” a humorous documentary on the palimony case of Lee and Michelle Triola Marvin. That year she became a member of the Directors Guild of America. In 1999, she won a second Emmy for “A Filmgoer’s Bill of Rights.” A movie enthusiast since her youth, she entered the journalism field as a newswriter for KGO TV, where she also produced two documentaries while attending SF State. She graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communications and Arts.