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


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.


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.


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.


    • 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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