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Rodney Gibbs

Rodney Gibbs is chief product officer of The Texas Tribune. Leading collaborations between editorial, engineering and revenue, he oversees a portfolio of products that bolster the Tribune’s position as a leader in journalism, user engagement and multi-platform delivery. A TV writer turned entrepreneur, Rodney founded and sold two digital media companies before joining the Tribune. He's a board member of the Online News Association, organizer of Hacks/Hackers Austin and a past board member of KLRU, KUT and The Austin Film Society. Outside of work, he’s passionate about film, record collecting and swimming holes. Rodney has a BA from Rice University and a MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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T-Squared: Mirror Images

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The Playlist: Three is the Magic Number

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Antonio Garza, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and former Texas railroad commissioner, during a TribLive event on April 18, 2013.
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TribLive: A Conversation with Tony Garza

Garza served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. He had previously served as chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, as the Texas secretary of state and as a Cameron County judge. A South Texas native, he currently serves as counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP and as chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultancy. This event was recorded before a live audience in Austin on April 18, 2013. Our TribLive events feature discussions with our honored guests followed by questions from the audience. For more information on Tribune events, please visit

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