Speakers Profile - Jan Fran

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

She can be heard on the ABC podcast The Pineapple Project and seen on The Project on Network Ten. Prior to that, she was host of The Feed on SBSVICELAND.

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

She has appeared as a commentator on Q&A, The Today Show, Studio 10, ABC Breakfast, Paul Murray Live, 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. Her memoir Of Middle Eastern Appearance will be published in 2021 by Hachette.

Jan Fran 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.