Every 3rd Sunday at 11:00am On KBCWtv 44 Cable 12
“Black Renaissance” is the Bay Area’s longest running news/interview show that focuses on issues of concern to African Americans. Hosted by KPIX 5 reporter Christin Ayers, it is one of the only programs in the Bay Area of its kind. In addition to highlighting authors and celebrities who visit the Bay Area, Black Renaissance showcases local events and organizations. It also profiles local movers and shakers who are doing great things and making a difference. Topics addressed include news, politics, education, health and wellness and the arts. Former guests have included Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Street Soldiers Founder Joe Marshall, the Reverend Cecil Williams, author Michael Eric Dyson, Sheila E, filmmaker Spike Lee and many, many others.
Christin Ayers is the host of Black Renaissance. She is a general assignment reporter for KPIX 5 News.
Ayers is excited to return to Northern California, where she was born and raised. Ayers grew up in Sacramento and trained to be a journalist in the Bay Area.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ayers also studied literature and media at Oxford University in England.
Her journalism career began in Missoula, Montana, where she covered everything from blizzards to wildfires, and won a number of awards and honors, including a regional Edward R. Murrow award and Montana Broadcaster of the Year.
Most recently, Christin worked in Denver, Colorado, covering stories like the Democratic National Convention and the bizarre Balloon Boy saga. Her work on exposing use of a designer drug called K2 led to the introduction of legislation banning the substance in Colorado.
Christin’s most memorable interview was with President Barack Obama during Montana’s presidential primary. When she is not working, Christin loves traveling, trying new restaurants and hanging out with her cat Angel, her Jack Russell Terrier Oliver and her mom, sisters and little brother Dennis.
To pitch a story to Black Renaissance please contact
Jan Mabry, Producer of Black Renaissance and Bay Sunday