Marcela García is a columnist for The Boston Globe’s op-ed page. In her twice-a-week column, she covers a wide range of topics, from public education and immigration policy to social inequities and the Latinx community in Boston and beyond.
In an effort to better serve Latinx audiences, García launched ¡Mira!, the Globe's first-ever weekly newsletter written in both English and Spanish. With ¡Mira!, García offers readers a bilingual view into politics, policy, people, pop culture framed through the immigrant experience.
García also holds the title of Associate Editor, serves on the Globe editorial board, and occasionally writes editorials, the daily unsigned essays representing the view of the Boston Globe as a community institution. García has been part of the Globe opinion and editorial pages since early 2014 but has covered issues that affect the region’s Latinx communities for roughly 18 years. Previously, she was a correspondent for Telemundo Boston, a special contributor to the Boston Business Journal, and the editor of El Planeta, Boston’s largest Spanish-language publication.
In 2023, García was distinguished by the New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists with its first-ever Impact Award, which goes to a New England journalist who has demonstrated leadership in promoting fair coverage of Latinos and advancement of Latino/a/x journalists in the news industry. The New England NAHJ executive board chose García for her “thoroughly reported” columns on issues affecting Latinos in New England and writing “with authority, clarity and with an empathetic heart that engages readers and galvanizes public officials into action.”
García, who’s originally from Monterrey, México, has lived in Boston for 23 years. She received a graduate degree in journalism from the Harvard Extension School in 2005 and holds a B.S. degree in Economics.