Juan Palomo oral history interview and transcript
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University. This collection includes video recordings and transcripts of interviews with Houstonians who have made contributions to the LGBT community.
Juan Palomo was a journalist for more than 20 years. Most of those years were at the Houston Post, as a general assignment reporter, political reporter, foreign correspondent, Washington correspondent, columnist and editorial writer. He covered religion for the Austin American Statesman for several years and wrote a monthly op-ed column for USA TODAY. Born in North Dakota to migrant-worker parents, Palomo grew up in Crystal City, Texas. He attended Southwest Texas Junior College and Texas State University and received an MA in journalism from The American University in Washington. Palomo lives in Houston where he writes, paints and photographs.