Berenice Garcia

Texas Tribune

Reporter Profile

Before joining Texas Tribune, Berenice Garcia covered local governments across various cities in the Rio Grande Valley, crime and general assignments, as well as spearheaded healthcare coverage at The Monitor newspaper. A Valley native, she traveled east to earn her bachelor’s degree in journalism and politics from New York University. During her time there, she interned at NBC News, the Daily Beast and the New York Daily News. When she’s not reporting, Berenice enjoys getting the wind knocked out of her at the gym.

Beat: Impact of statewide issues on South Texas

Reporting from Brownsville to Laredo, this journalist travels the region, telling stories of everyday Texans and how state and local policy decisions affect their lives. Issues include employment and the economy, immigration, public schools, transportation access, environmental concerns and health care. Depending on the news of the day, the reporter produces some quick turnaround stories, but mainly enterprise work that elevates the voices of South Texans.