Duffy's Appearances

On Television

TALK OF THE TOWN FEATURING DUFFY JENNINGS

A prize-winning writer for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s, Duffy Jennings has compiled his stories into a must-read diary, “Reporter’s Notebook.” In a one-on-one interview with host Michael Jacobi, Duffy shares some of his in-depth journalistic coverage of the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Zodiac and Zebra serial murders, the City Hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk and Jonestown. Jennings is a Bay area local, founder of Los Gatos Magazine, and winner of a myriad of awards.

Public Appearances

COMMONWEALTH CLUB

A prize-winning writer for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s, Duffy Jennings covered the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Zodiac and Zebra serial murders, and the City Hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Jennings also covered major fires, gangland crime, labor union strife, city government news and more. In Reporter’s Note Book, Jennings weaves the political, criminal, public and personal events of the 1970s into a masterful reflection on the heart of a turbulent Bay Area, all bolstered by his uncanny memory and tender wit.

On the Radio

KGO810 Radio: Ronn Owens Report

Today, Ronn talked with Duffy Jennings, former reporter for the Chronicle. His book, “Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies” covers all the major events of this rather violent period, marked by political assassinations, serial killings, kidnappings, a mass suicide, attacks on police, a courthouse shootout, racial murders and gang warfare.

KCBS Radio: 10 Questions with Stan and Susan

Duffy Jennings is a San Francisco native who would wind up as a reporter at his hometown newspaper, covering major stories in the turbulent 1970s. He later became the vice president of PR for the San Francisco Giants and spent many more years in public relations in the Silicon Valley. Now, Jennings is telling his story in a book: “Reporter’s Note Book.” He talked with us about his life and times.