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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The millennial generation is now grown up and will soon be the dominant demographic in America at 73 million people, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections.  

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The City of San Antonio Historic Design and Review Commission rejected a proposal for a new apartment building next to the East side's iconic Hays Street Bridge again this month.  

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Updated 3:30 p.m. on March 27: In response to Mr. Steele's comments on "The Source" today, City Attorney Andy Segovia issued the following statement: 

“There was nothing illegal about what the City did today. We advised the union we would be making a proposal on wages and healthcare, and for the 11th time they refused to meet. We welcome the union’s feedback at a scheduled bargaining session.”  

Updated 11:20 a.m. on March 27: The City of San Antonio offered a health care and wage contract proposal to the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association on Tuesday morning. 

The proposal includes a 12 percent increase in wages through 2021 and offering zero dollar healthcare premiums for firefighters, but will not include spouses and children.

The current 10-year "evergreen clause" would be reduced to six months and the proposal eliminates the city’s contribution to the fire and police legal trust fund. The City of San Antonio does not plan to drop the ongoing lawsuit, contrary to the fire union's wishes. 

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Trustees at San Antonio Independent School District voted to hand operations of one of the district’s most troubled campuses to a charter school organization.

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Some animals are more than just pets. They provide guidance and comfort for their owners, typically as a companion at home and in public places.