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.