Rob D'Amico

Investigative Journalist / Writer / Storyteller

I learned a long time ago that reality was
much weirder than anyone's imagination."
- Hunter S. Thompson

My Work

Witnessed: Borderlands Podcast
Witnessed: Borderlands Podcast

The true story of a sheriff in Marfa, Texas, who joined with a rogue outlaw to smuggle tons of cocaine into far West Texas.

David Keller, Archaeologist, Center for Big Bend Studies Alpine Marfa Terlingua Texas

Acclaimed for his research on the Big Bend region and the Porvenir Massacre, David Keller was suddenly marched out of Sul Ross State University in December.

News / Texas History

Inside the arguments, lawsuit, and angry outbursts that are dividing a key authority on historical matters.

Sierra Blanca Migrant Shooting Observer
Border & Immigration

Two brothers arrested in connection with the shooting of migrants face scrutiny in a small Texas town.

Indigent Defense Public Defenders Texas Observer Rob D'Amico
Criminal Justice

Many poor Texans are being short-changed on their right to be represented by a defense attorney in cases with potentially life-changing consequences.

One of my favorites

A cocky bike racer in Austin, Texas, betrays friends and lovers to steal their high-end bikes...but a local agitator puts the police on his trail.

Sandro Canovas Profile for Punch by Rob D'Amico

A Marfa man is waging war against the Texas distillers claiming the right to make sotol outside of its ancestral home.

Border Stories

Available for covering all issues involving the U.S./Mexico border…from the Lower Rio Grande Valley, to Far West Texas and beyond.