THE BOSTON BLOBE
Marcela García is a bilingual journalist currently working for The Boston Globe. She writes editorials, the unsigned essays representing the official view of the newspaper as a community institution on . She also writes columns for the Globe op-ed page on a variety of topics but mostly focusing on minority and immigration affairs. She is a frequent guest commentator on WGBH Radio 89.7 FM, Boston’s NPR station. Previously, she was a special correspondent for Telemundo Boston; a contributing writer for the Boston Business Journal; and the editor of El Planeta, the leading Spanish-language newspaper and bilingual website in Massachusetts. She received La Alianza Hispana’s “Women of Courage” award in 2009, an annual recognition honoring exceptional Hispanic women in Boston. In 2011, she was recognized by Centro Latino, a non-profit organization that serves thousands of immigrants in Massachusetts, as an outstanding Latina voice in the Boston media. In 2014 and 2015 she was named to the ‘Powermeter 100,’ an annual list honoring the most influential individuals in the Massachusetts Latino community. Marcela received a graduate degree in journalism from the Harvard Extension School in 2005, and also holds a B.S. degree in Economics. She was born in Monterrey, México, but has lived in Boston for more than 10 years.