Jan Mabry

Janice Mabry has worked in film, TV, theater and music in the U.S. and abroad. She has written, produced and edited television news, talk shows, magazine-style shows and documentaries for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, FR3, TF1 and Antenne 2.


Currently, Jan hosts, hosts, writes and produces The Bounce Report, an Emmy Award winning magazine-style show about African-American current events, culture and history.  She is pleased to have a forum to showcase creative, intelligent, thought-provoking content about Blacks in America, and around the globe.  Jan has long believed in the power of the word -- spoken and written -- to inform, incite and unite across boundaries of gender, race, and nationality.


Jan has penned several plays, screenplays, and produced dozens of theatrical performances in Northern and Southern California. In 2002, she co-produced the feature-length film, Black August, starring Gary Dourdan, for Warner Brothers.  


In addition to freelance news writing at Bay Area stations, she also writes and produces Red Carpet Bay Area, a show that spotlights Northern California's cultural scene. 


Jan hones her skills as a web producer for CBS SF and considers web design a hobby and a necessity.  She created her first literary website during her post-graduate work in Comparative Literature, and designed  Most recently, she created this professional weblog,


She is working on a novel.  When she’s not playing with words and images, she is outdoors running, riding horses, traveling and dreaming. Jan lives with her family in Berkeley, California.