Jan Ross Piedad

Assistant Producer & Texas Station Collaborative Coordinator

Raised in San Antonio, Jan Ross is a graduate of UT Austin’s School of Journalism. Before Texas Public Radio, she interned for the News Desk at NPR Headquarters and the network’s mid-day program, Here & Now. She was a member of Texas Standard’s digital-first web team and interned during the newsmagazine show’s launch in 2015. Jan Ross is a Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change Fellow, an alum of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project and was selected for the University of Texas System’s Archer Fellowship in Washington, D.C.  

Jan Ross is interested in all things pop culture and global affairs. Her journalistic interests range from issues of social inequality to media commentary. She enjoys travel, podcasts, live music, and sharing the best of film and television. 


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Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton/U.S. Air Force

The percentage of students claiming non-medical vaccine exemptions in Bexar County grew from 0.32 percent in 2011 to 0.8 percent for the 2017-2018 school year. 

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With tragedies and disasters dominating media coverage nationwide, what impact does frequent exposure to traumatic events have on people covering the news, as well as those who watch or read it? 

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Ideally, humans spend about a third of their lifespan sleeping. While children need more sleep for growth and development, most adults require 7 to 9 hours of rest per night.

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Based on music writer Michael Corcoran's interviews with hitmakers across the state, the latest edition of "All Over The Map" highlights the heroes of Texas music, both on the stage and behind the scenes.

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An iconic figure in modern American music, Otis Redding was more than a soulful voice. He was a songwriter, bandleader and arranger, drawing from rhythm & blues, gospel and other sounds of the American South.