Thelma Don Gutiérrez


Thelma Don Gutiérrez is a documentarian who honed her craft as an interviewer, researcher and writer over a 25-year career as journalist. A self-described “news gypsy,” Gutiérrez worked for PBS, ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates and retired from CNN after a 25-year career covering social issues. The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Gutiérrez was Senior Producer on Reasonable Doubt, a homicide reality series on the ID Investigation Discovery Network. She is currently working for the United States Census Bureau as a liaison for nonprofit organizations. Gutiérrez earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts and Communications from the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in Social Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University. A native of Tucson, Arizona, Gutiérrez is currently based in Los Angeles where she works on passion projects. Her most current is Ugly Little Monkeys – The True Story of Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson.