Rosa Laura Junco
CEO of The Knife Media, a digital platform that offers news without spin and aims to strengthen critical thinking and ethics in the media industry. She runs all divisions of the company, including editorial, technology and marketing.
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Rosa Laura was fortunate to grow up in an intellectually stimulating and socially conscious environment. She witnessed firsthand her father’s efforts to promote important key causes in her country: freedom of speech, democratic elections, and access to public information, among others. She experienced the family-owned newspapers of Grupo Reforma (currently the largest print media company in Latin America) becoming key players in this movement. By serving on the community editorial boards of the company and in other positions, Rosa Laura Junco developed a deep understanding of how media can affect the communities it serves.
In 2008, with violence escalating in Mexico, Rosa Laura Junco relocated with her family to the U.S. There, she gained an even broader perspective on how media could inspire, or dissuade, progress in any society. She deepened her understanding of how the quality of people’s information played a key role in their decision-making process.
Today, she is based in upstate New York with her husband and five children. She still maintains deep personal and professional ties to Mexico, where she continues to work for social justice and change.