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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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It costs about $5,000 a month to maintain a family of four in Bexar County. New findings published by the United Ways Of Texas identified about 500,000 local households in the "in-between," earning above the federal poverty standards but below the amount needed for basic living costs.

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It's been about a decade since the Texas A&M University system established a stand-alone campus in San Antonio. Now, the City is ready to draft goals for growth in the area.

Michelle Obama's book "Becoming" has been a record-breaking best-seller since its release last November and still tops the list of Amazon's most popular books. 

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For over two years, the iconic Plaza Guadalupe was fenced off from the community.

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Monday at noon on "The Source" — The Texas legislature's order to redesign the state's foster care system has led to a new model for managing cases.  


In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio ISD is opening a new career-themed high school for students interested in the medical field. 

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After the death of four Americans in an ISIS attack, President Trump is proposing "safe zones" in Syria. Will agreements to de-escelate be enough to hold off conflict in the Middle East? 

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Two of San Antonio's busiest highways, I-35 and I-10, are major thoroughfares for illegal transport, including the trafficking of men, women and children for forced labor or sex.

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A series of events this month seeks to educate the public on the lasting and localized impact of the Holocaust, by exploring the experience of survivors during the war and after liberation.