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Sal Rodriguez

Sal Rodriguez

Jesse Melgar

Sal Rodriguez is the opinion editor for the Southern California News Group, a group of 11 newspapers in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

He first joined the newspaper business in 2014 as an editorial writer and columnist for the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise. From 2014 to 2016, he wrote editorials under Freedom Communications. During that time, he wrote a weekly column on local government issues in the Inland Empire.

Prior to joining the newspaper business, he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Reed College, worked with Solitary Watch, investigating the use and abuse of solitary confinement, and wrote about issues ranging from criminal justice reform to pension reform for the Reason Foundation.

He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Young Voices, a nonprofit talent agency for pro-liberty students and young professionals.