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 starting at 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 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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Courtesy San Antonio Food Bank

The number of people who have experienced hunger in the U.S. exceeds the combined populations of Texas, Michigan and Maine.

Joey Palacios / TPR

San Antonio was spared the full force of Hurricane Harvey, leading locals to ask the question: What would have happened if the storm hit closer to home? 

The Texas Hill Country is already referred to as "Flash Flood Alley," prone to retaining water after excessive rain.

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A state law that took effect this month sets new standards to protect older adults from financial abuse.

Courtesy University Press of Mississippi

In the summer of 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was visiting family in Money, Mississippi.

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