About

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.

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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)

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.

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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.

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

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