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Jan Ross Piedad

News Operations Producer

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. Jan Ross was selected for the inaugural cohort of Gwen Ifill Fellows by the International Women's Media Foundation, an alum of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project and an executive board member overseeing outreach for the Archer Fellowship Alumni Association. 

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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Voters in the San Antonio Independent School District may soon decide on a shift in leadership for the area's public schools.  

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Sex traffickers are drawn to vulnerable kids. Young victims are often homeless or runaways, have previously been abused or neglected, or who have at some point been flagged by social service providers. 

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The City of San Antonio is seeking input from residents for the 2020 fiscal year budget. Where and how do you think local resources should be allocated? 

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One in five homeowners and more than half of renters in San Antonio are burdened by housing costs. What does that mean for the families who live on the margins?

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Do you see others explode into a rage during traffic? Does your blood boil when things don't go a certain way? Anger is a normal and healthy emotion that may need to be monitored.  

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After more than 3 months and thousands of responses to community surveys, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is reassessing the city's strategy for wellness. How could the new strategy impact residents' quality of life in coming years?

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Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht and other lawmakers are calling for reform on the selection process for judges on many of the state's courts. 

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San Antonio has been at the forefront of trying to facilitate responsible payday lending practices, but the process hasn't been easy. 

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There are more than 30,000 young people in Bexar County between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor working. This demographic represents about 14 percent of their age group in the area. 

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Peter Sagal's memoir, "The Incomplete Book of Running," is also a field guide to life. What can the sport teach you about survival?