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

I’m a bilingual, bicultural journalist currently living in San Antonio, Texas. I work as a reporter and editorial assistant at The Rivard Report, a hyperlocal news and information site.

I enjoy enjoy writing about immigration, the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and the culinary scene in San Antonio. I am originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and graduated from Trinity University in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in political science.


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

Thanks to my bicultural background and dual-citizenship status, my family has always gone back and forth between two countries, so as they say “I’m neither from here nor from there.” I believe this experience not only has given me a love for travel, but it has made me a more open and adventurous person. This is part of what fuels my passion for telling stories that deal with the U.S.-Mexico relationship, border issues, and patterns of migration.

Before joining the Rivard Report, I was a frequent contributor to Edible San Antonio magazine and 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.

Writing has always been my passion. I enjoy looking for an angle that readers can relate to or have a reaction to. My goal is always to humanize a story and give the necessary details that show the reader why something matters. I believe one can do this in any form, be it journalism, creative writing, or magazine writing. I am proud to say that I have had writing experience in all of these forms.


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.

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

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