Jan Fran is a Walkley-winning journalist, TV Presenter and internet commentator.
Jan is the creator, writer and presenter of the online opinion segment, The Frant, which has been viewed more than 20 million times on social media and earned Jan a 2019 Walkley Award for Best Commentary, Analysis, Opinion and Critique. She is currently producing The Frant for The Guardian
Most recently Jan co-hosted Question Everything with Wil Anderson on ABC TV and appears regularly on The Project on Network TEN. She was also the co-host of SBS’ The Feed for two years. She currently presents The Briefing podcast on the LiSTNR platform and was the host of series 4 and 5 of The Pineapple Project for ABC Audio.
Jan has a monthly column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and has appeared as a commentator on Q+A, The Today Show, Studio 10, ABC Breakfast, The Latest and The Drum.
Jan has shot and produced documentaries from all over the world. She’s lived in Lebanon, France, Bangladesh and Uganda and speaks three languages, most of them terribly.
Jan Fran is an ambassador for Plan International Australia where she advocates for women and girls and her strong reporting on women’s issues also earned her a 2018 Walkley nomination for Women’s Leadership in Media.
The Show of the Year 2018
Casey Bennetto, Jan Fran, Steph Tisdell, Shaun Micallef, Mama Alto, Michele Lee, Alan Duffy, Candy Bowers, wāni Le Frère, Rebecca Shaw, Laura Jean McKay, Dilruk Jayasinha, Ash Flanders
Taking Up Space: Building the City That We Deserve
Gala Vanting, Jax Jacki Brown, Caroline Martin, Jan Fran, Nicole Kalms
Aminatou Sow, Caroline Martin, Fatima Bhutto, Gala Vanting, Jan Fran, Jax Jacki Brown, Jia Tolentino, Mona Eltahawy, Monica Lewinsky, Nicole Kalms, Santilla Chingaipe, Sisonke Msimang, Sophie Black, Tressie McMillan Cottom
Mum's the Word Gala
Pragya Agarwal, Sophie Beer, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Tony Birch, Monica Dux, Clementine Ford, Jan Fran, Esther Freud, Mali Hawke, Eliza Hull, Patricia Karvelas, Libby O’Donovan, Ronnie Scott, Rachel Yoder