Who We Are
We began as the Rivard Report, a husband and wife blog that has successfully grown into a thriving online news enterprise with a year-round calendar of civic engagement events, and a full time staff of 21 talented and passionate journalists and nonprofit professionals.
Our new name reflects the evolution of a vision into reality and the subsequent years of growth as hundreds of thousands of readers in the metro area have come to trust and depend on the Report for credible, fact-based, public service journalism.
PUBLISHER AND CEO
Angie joined the San Antonio Report as Publisher & CEO in 2020. Angie was CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio from 2011 – 2020. Under her leadership, the Clubs tripled in size, serving almost 8,000 youth per year at six clubhouses and 38 school-based sites. Her career encompasses a wide variety of disciplines including marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Angie was owner and CEO of Flagstone Hospitality Management. Under her leadership, Flagstone managed 53 hotels in 26 states with over 3,000 employees. A Tennessee native, Angie and her family have called San Antonio home since 2003.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Munsil has held staff writer, reporter, and editor positions with The Dallas Morning News, POLITICO, The Blaze, and CNN Politics, and most recently has been working as editor of CNN’s The Point with Chris Cillizza in Washington.
Munsil holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University, where she also studied Spanish and served as editor-in-chief of the university’s daily newspaper, The State Press.
Jenna Price Mallette
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jenna Price Mallette is the Chief Operating Officer for the San Antonio Report. Before joining the team, Jenna worked with the Trinity University College Advising Corps and Robot Creative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Psychology from Trinity University.
Wendy Lane Cook
Wendy Lane Cook spent more than a decade at the Associated Press with bureaus in Texas and California, covering everything from state elections to natural disasters to the Olympic Games. From there she moved to The Washington Post. After stepping away from full-time journalism for some time, Wendy joined the San Antonio Report in January 2017 and became managing editor in 2021.
Scott Ball is the San Antonio Report’s photo editor. He has been working with the San Antonio Report since 2014. When he isn’t working he is spending time with his family and sketching cartoons. Learn more about Scott and his work at www.scottstephenball.com.
Iris Dimmick moved to San Antonio in February 2012. Iris was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colo. and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Washington University. She served as the San Antonio Report’s first managing editor for more than six years and is now happily focused on covering City Hall and other topics as senior reporter.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EDITOR
Blanca Méndez is the San Antonio Report’s community engagement editor. She hails from Eagle Pass and holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Before joining the San Antonio Report, she worked in nonprofit communications, taught English in Seoul, and wrote about music and pop culture for Glamour, Rolling Stone, and Spin.
Tracy Idell Hamilton
Tracy Idell Hamilton joined the Report in June 2021, after several years running corporate blogs. She moved to San Antonio in 2004 to work for the Express-News, where she spent nine years reporting on our endlessly fascinating city. Tracy cut her teeth as a reporter at several newspapers in her home state of California before earning her Master’s at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Sandra Santos is the audience editor for the San Antonio Report. A graduate of the University of Houston, she has worked in a variety of roles in her career at the Austin American-Statesman, Beaumont Enterprise, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.
SENIOR ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER
Nicholas Frank, a former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel arts writer, is both arts journalist and practicing artist as well as curator, exhibition organizer, and author of his whimsical arts blog, Nicholas Frank Public Library. Follow Nicholas on Twitter @frankartswriter.
SCIENCE & UTILITIES REPORTER
Science & Utilities reporter Lindsey Carnett is a San Antonio native and the former growth reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication media studies, and previously worked as a videographer for the San Antonio Express-News.
CONTRIBUTING SENIOR REPORTER
Shari Biediger has earned recognition for her writing from the International Association of Business Communicators, the Educational Press Association, Public Relations Society of America, and AdFed. She has worked for the Recorder-Times, San Antonio Bar Association, and USAA.
Bria Woods joined the San Antonio Report as the Multimedia Journalist in March 2021. Her journey with the Report comes full circle after interning with us in 2016 during her senior year at Trinity University as a Communication major and after freelancing with us in 2020. Bria earned her Master’s in Multimedia Broadcast Journalism from the University of Westminster in London. She previously worked as the Executive Digital producer at KAVU-TV. You can view her portfolio at bria-woods.format.com.
BREAKING NEWS REPORTER
Raquel Torres is the San Antonio Report’s breaking news reporter. She previously worked at the Tyler Morning Telegraph and is a 2020 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS REPORTER
Andrea Drusch writes about local government for the San Antonio Report. She’s covered politics in Washington, D.C. and Texas for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, National Journal and Politico.
Isaac Windes joined the San Antonio Report as the education reporter in January of 2023.He previously reported on K-12 and higher education for the Beaumont Enterprise in Southeast Texas and Early Childhood Education for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Arizona State University, where he participated in an investigative reporting fellowship and studied political science and international studies.
Brenda Bazán is a Mexican American portrait and documentary photographer from South Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and will earn a master’s degree in sustainability and environmental sciences from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in May 2023. Brenda joined the San Antonio Report as a staff photographer in February 2023.
MEMBERSHIP & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Hannah Rhodes graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus in Arabic language and Middle Eastern cultural studies and a minor in English. She previously worked as a consultant for nonprofits in Austin, TX and interned with Refugee Service of Texas in Austin, TX.
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP MANAGER
Business Partnership Manager Saam Miremadi graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. His past experiences include co-owning a restaurant and working as an Account Manager for a start-up wholesale company.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas Jodi joined the San Antonio Report team as Event Manager in early 2022. Prior to joining the team Jodi owned her own business specializing in graphic design and event planning.
CO-FOUNDER AND COLUMNIST
Co-Founder, Lead Columnist and Editor-at-Large Robert Rivard is a longtime, award-winning journalist and former newspaper editor. He writes two weekly columns, published Thursday and Sunday on the San Antonio Report. In 2012 Robert and his wife, Monika Maeckle, founded the San Antonio Report, formerly Rivard Report. He and Monika have called San Antonio home for nearly 30 years.
Longtime area newsman and columnist Rick Casey writes a weekly column every Tuesday. Casey signed off as host of This Week at KLRN-TV in 2017; before that he worked as a metro columnist for the former San Antonio Light and, later, the San Antonio Express-News. Follow Rick on Twitter @rick_casey
Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje
Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje has worked in Texas newspaper journalism for more than three decades, at the San Antonio Light, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her work has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The New York Times.