After more than 25 years of working in the media, Janet Perez made the move to higher education. It's a move she has found to be both challenging and exciting.
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Perez spent most of her media career in Phoenix, where she was editor-in-chief of Arizona Business Magazine and its seven sister publications. She also provided on-air business news analysis for the independent Phoenix TV station KTVK. Earlier, Perez was managing editor of community and tourism magazines for Gannett Pacific Publications, a division of the Gannett Co.
Perez has worked as a national news producer for Westwood One/Metro Source, a nationwide radio news network with thousands of affiliates across the country. Perez also was a reporter for the Phoenix Gazette, where her main field of coverage was international business with an emphasis on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Perez also has worked as a reporter and producer for CBS and Fox affiliates in El Paso, Texas and Phoenix. Her work has been featured in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Arizona Republic, The Phoenix Business Journal and Hispanic Business Magazine, as well as the online magazine for the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Perez started her career at the El Paso Times and holds a journalism degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Prior to joining Baylor Law School, Perez served as a senior communications specialist for University Communications & Marketing Services at New Mexico State University.
Now back home in Texas, Perez enjoys reading, watching classic movies and spending time with her three dogs and one cat.