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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Overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

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A four-mile stretch of San Antonio's Northeast side has been the center of a years-long revitalization project since 2014.

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The legal drinking age is 21 years old in the United States, but many Americans accept the reality of underage drinking in high school and college.

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From playing instruments to painting and performing, the experience of learning while creating art can be a valuable part of a person's education. 

Neuroscience research demonstrates the impressive impact of arts instruction on students’ cognitive, social and emotional development. 

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Autism occurs in approximately 1 of every 68 births in the United States and this number is growing at a significant rate. Still, the root cause remains a medical mystery.

Although early screening and therapy makes a world of difference for children on the autism spectrum, getting that early and sustained help may not be easy.