About

My name is Rocío Guenther. I like to tell stories.

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Photo by Josh Huskin

Rocío is a bilingual, bicultural journalist whose reporting work on immigration and U.S.-Mexico relations has appeared on DemocracyNOW!, PRI’s the World, Fusion, Buzzfeed, The Rivard Report, Latino Rebels, and Harvard Law School‘s Fair Punishment Project.

She’s currently working as a freelance journalist and as a volunteer Spanish translator for National Geographic‘s Out of Eden Walk, spearheaded by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek. Salopek is retracing our ancestors’ ancient migration on foot out of Africa and across the globe.

In April 2017, Rocío was invited to be a guest speaker at the renowned International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) for a panel panel titled “Bridging the Border/Creando Puentes en la Frontera.” While there, she and KRTU journalist Joy Diaz spoke about issues facing journalists reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The event was hosted at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Rocío Guenther and Joy Díaz talk about serving and covering the Latino community in the U.S. (Mary Kang/Knight Center)

Rocío currently spends her time living between San Antonio, Texas and Guadalajara, Mexico. Full resume/C.V. available upon request.

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Consul General of Mexico Héctor Velasco Monroy is interviewed by Reporter Rocío Guenther at the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 27. Photo: Josh Huskin for the Rivard Report.

Fast Facts:

EDUCATION – Trinity University class of 2016. Bachelor’s degree in English and minor in political science.

WORK EXPERIENCE –

    • June 2016 to October 2017: Rocío worked as a reporter and editorial assistant at The Rivard Report, a hyperlocal news and information site in San Antonio, Texas. She wrote more than 300 articles on a variety of topics but had a strong focus on immigration, the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and the culinary scene in San Antonio.

 

  • Food and travel writing experience at Edible San Antonio: From 2016-2017 I covered overall food trends in the city. I have written book reviews for the “edible ink” section and travel pieces on other countries for the “destination” section.

During my journey thus far, I’ve met a few cool people along the way:

 

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