Jan Fran

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Jan Fran

Jan Fran is an Australian Walkley-winning journalist, TV Presenter and internet commentator.

She is the creator, writer and presenter of the online opinion segment, The Frant, which has been viewed more than 20 million times and which earned Jan a 2019 Walkley award for Best Commentary, Analysis, Opinion and Critique.

Jan is best known for hosting The Feed on SBSVICELAND, Medicine or Myth on SBS, The Project on Network Ten and the podcasts, Sexism and the City and The Few Who Do. As of 2020, Jan will be the new host of the award-winning ABC podcast, The Pineapple Project.

Jan has shot and produced documentaries from all over the world for TV networks and brands and has appeared as a commentator on Q&A, ABC Breakfast, Paul Murray Live, Studio 10, The Latest, The Today Show, Insiders, The Drum and Triple J’s Hack.

She is an ambassador for Plan International Australia where she advocates for women and girls and her strong reporting on women’s issues earned her a 2018 Walkley nomination for Women’s Leadership in Media.

In 2010 Jan moved to Bangladesh where she spent one year living in Dhaka and working as a communications specialist for UNICEF. She has also lived in Lebanon, France and Uganda. She speaks three languages, most of them terribly.

Jan’s first book, a memoir titled Of Middle Eastern Appearance, is expected to hit bookstores in 2021.

Jan Fran

Awards & Nominations

WALKLEY AWARDS Winner – Best Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique, The Frant (2019)
MUMBRELLA PUBLISH AWARDS Shortlisted – Columnist of the Year, Best Use of Video & Best Podcast (2019)
BANDT WOMEN IN MEDIA AWARDS Shortlisted – Best Journalist (2019)
AUSTRALIAN PODCAST AWARDS Finalist – Best Branded Podcast, Sexism and the City (2019)
OUR WATCH AWARDS Winner – Best Use of Social Media, The Frant (2018)
WALKLEY AWARDS Finalist – Women’s Leadership In Media, In the Age of #Metoo (2018)
COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS Finalist – Best TV/Radio Personality (2017)
UNAA MEDIA PEACE AWARDS Finalist – Abuse in disabled schools (2015)
UNAA MEDIA PEACE AWARDS Finalist – Prison Letters (2013)
WALKLEY AWARDS Finalist – Young Journalist of the Year, Minorities in Uganda (2012)

 

Television

CELEBRITY NAME GAME
Guest. Fremantle Media Australia Pty Limited 2019
MEDICINE OR MYTH?
Host. Warner Brothers International Television Production Australia Pty Ltd 2019
THE PROJECT
Regular Panellist. Network TEN 2018-Current
THE FEED
Host. SBSVICELAND 2016-2019
2018 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Special Correspondent. SBS TV 2018
PAUL MURRAY LIVE
Regular Panellist. Sky News Australia 2018
Q&A
Panellist. ABC TV 2017
AMERICA’S FIRST CLIMATE CHANGE REFUGEES
Presenter. Dateline / SBS TV 2017
2017 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Correspondent. SBS TV 2017
ABC NEWS BREAKFAST
Panellist. ABC TV 2017
THE DRUM
Panellist. ABC TV 2017
LATELINE
Commentator. ABC TV 2016
GRASSROOTS AMERICA
Creator / Presenter. SBS TV 2016
19 REASONS TO LOVE IF YOU ARE THE ONE
Presenter. Golden Duck 2014
THE FEED
Presenter. SBSVICELAND 2013
CROSSOVER KIDS
Shooter / Presenter. Dateline / SBS TV 2013
THE K-POP EFFECT
Shooter / Presenter. Dateline / SBS TV 2013
MINORITIES IN UGANDA
Shooter / Presenter. SBS TV 2012

 

Podcasts

THE PINEAPPLE PROJECT
Host. ABC 2020
THE FEW WHO DO
Co-Host. SBS 2019
SEXISM AND THE CITY
Host. Plan International Australia 2018

 

Web Series

HELPFUL OR HARMFUL
Host. The Bravery & Kathmandu Pty Limited 2019

Media

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