Gustavo Reveles-Acosta, 2012 Hicks-Middagh Award Recipient
Gustavo Reveles Acosta, the Public Information Officer for the Canutillo Independent School District, graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in print media. Although he is now in public relations, he has spent most of his professional career in journalism.
Over a span of 14 years, Reveles Acosta worked for the El Paso Times and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, covering city government, neighborhoods, transportation and growth. Most notably, though, he spent the vast majority of his time in journalism on the public education beat.
Reveles Acosta has been an advocate of fair and accurate coverage of minorities, as well as the diversification of newsrooms to include journalists of color. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, for which he served as national vice president, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He is also a former president of the El Paso Press Club.
His love of El Paso has lead Reveles Acosta to serve on the board directors of the UTEP Alumni Association, the Center Against Family Violence, the Texas Schools Public Relations Association and El Pasoans For Equality. He has also served on the City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board, the Public Arts Committee and he is a current member of the El Paso City Plan Commission.
A native of the Borderland, Reveles Acosta was born in El Paso but spent most of his childhood living in Cd. Juárez. After moving to El Paso as a teenager, he settled with his family in the Lower Valley and attended Riverside High School.