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Jan Ross P. Sakian

News Operations Producer

Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom. 
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 during the newsmagazine show’s launch in 2015.

In 2019, Jan Ross was selected for the inaugural cohort of Gwen Ifill Fellows by the International Women's Media Foundation. She is an alum of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project and the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. Her journalistic interests range from issues of social inequity and international affairs to media commentary. She enjoys live music, podcasts and travelling.