Back in December 2014, longtime La Opinión politics reporter and columnist Pilar Marrero left the paper after 24 years to become the communications deputy for new Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis. I posted the news here. On Monday, Marrero disclosed in a public Facebook video that she has had second thoughts about leaving journalism as the 2016 election approached. She has left Solis' staff and accepted an offer to return to ImpreMedia. That's the parent company of La Opinión. Marrero says she will be part of a new politics project around the election.
For Solis, Marrero says, she also worked on immigration policy.
"I worked with an amazing group of people, and we were able to put forth some really interesting policy changes," she says in the video. "But as the presidential election approached, I was feeling very deprived of having my own voice and being out there covering this election that I think is going to be crucial for the Lationo community. I miss journalism….I'm following my heart."