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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Lisa Krantz/San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Police Department's training academy is unlike any in the United States. 

Ryan Poppe/Texas Public Radio

This week, city councils in Hollywood Park and Alamo Heights repealed firearm ordinances which ran contrary to the Texas open carry law.

Previous rules prohibited open carry of loaded rifles and shotguns in public streets, with the exception of authorized police officers. 

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Downtown San Antonio is now a federal historic district, including the River Walk and about 200 buildings in the area.

(L) Rick Trevino, (R) Gina Ortiz-Jones

Texas Public Radio's "The Source" is hosting a series of forums with candidates leading up the 2018 midterm elections. In Texas, more than 30 races are in runoffs for a party's official nomination. Early voting for the May 22 primary runoff elections begins May 14. 

Courtesy The University of Texas at San Antonio

Six months into his presidency at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Taylor Eighmy already has ambitious plans.