Live From the Southside Magazine’s Partnership With KSAT

Live From the Southside Magazine and KSAT have launched a content-sharing partnership in an effort to boost the Southside’s community voices and news coverage. As part of this partnership, will publish certain articles from Live From the Southside Magazine to highlight Southside stories about community, food, history, interesting people, interesting places, businesses, and things to do. The first article was published on December 11, 2020, titled- “Best Reasons to Visit Each of the San Antonio Missions.” 

Speaking about the partnership on, April Monterrosa, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, said, “This partnership is going to be so great for my Southside community! It’s also overwhelming to see my childhood dream come to life and being the first Latina to launch a publication in my own Southside community.” Also speaking about the partnership, KSAT-12 News Director Bernice Kearney said, “Our partnership with Southside Magazine gives us a new way to reach folks who live, work, and raise their families on the south side of San Antonio. There is a cultural vibrancy and an economic renaissance that we look forward to exploring more fully, with the assistance and in collaboration with Southside Magazine.” 


April Monterrosa founded Live From the Southside in February of 2019 as a blog and newsletter. Live From the Southside Magazine is now a “family-friendly informational magazine that helps San Antonio residents and visitors find things to do in the Southside of San Antonio, surrounding communities, and throughout Texas.” It is a monthly magazine that showcases Southside culture and food, along with personal stories, and businesses. There have been 6 issues of the magazine, so far, premiering with the August 2020 issue. The magazine is available in a glossy print edition or Kindle edition through Amazon


CEO and Editor in Chief of Live From The Southside April Monterrosa is a San Antonio, Texas native born and raised on the South side. She is a published author who has been featured in Good Housekeeping and SAXtreme Magazine. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador for the City of San Antonio, is a member and ambassador for the South Chamber of Commerce and integral member of the Tourism Committee, on the Palo Alto College Cosmetology Advisory committee, a Mitchell Lake Audubon Center board member, the Scooby Van of San Antonio Southside Chapter Founder, a member of Texas Auto Writers Association, James Avery Artisan Jewelry ambassador, the Director of Communications for the Miss Plus San Antonio Pageant, and works with several brands throughout the state of Texas.

Monterrosa’s writing career began 10 years ago with a niche for travel, small Texas towns, self-care, and inspiring her readers to make time for adventure, self care and fun. Follow April Monterrosa on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

She has been featured in: 

KSAT’s Unheard: Stories from the Alamo City

San Antonio Current

SA Talk Podcast

San Antonio Report

Beyond the River Walk Podcast

The Texas Wildflower

Girl Talk Y Mas Podcast


KSAT-12 is an ABC-affiliated television station. It is home to popular programs, including Elder Eats, a weekly show, hosted by David Elder, exploring San Antonio’s food scene, KSAT Explains, a weekly show about the biggest issues facing San Antonio and SA Live, a daily variety and lifestyle show.