Pilar Marrero

WRITER / JOURNALIST

Pilar Marrero is a journalist and author with long experience in covering social and political issues of the Latino community in the United States.  She is one of the foremost experts on immigration politics in the US media world and has covered the issue extensively over her years as a reporter.

In 2012, Pallgrave McMillan published her first book, Killing the American Dream, which chronicles the last 25 years of immigration policy mishaps in the United States and their consequences for the country´s economic future.   The book was also published in Spanish by Penguin Books with the title “El Despertar del Sueño Americano”.

As a reporter living in Los Angeles, the epicenter of immigration and diversity in the U.S. West coast, she has covered government at all levels, including all the Presidential Races in the United States since 1992, from a multicultural point of view.  She has worked in print and broadcast, and in the last few years has become an avid social media enthusiast with a combined 15,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

She also has been a journalism professor at UCLA Extension and Cal State Northridge, teaching Reporting and Writing, Feature Writing and Introduction to Spanish Language Media.

Pilar has also seen the political world from the inside, as Communications Director for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, before coming back to journalism to cover the 2016 Presidential campaign for Impremedia, a company with media outlets in 15 markets across the US, including the flagship La Opinion Newspaper in Los Angeles. Other newspapers in the company include El Diario in New York, La Raza in Chicago and Rumbo in Houston, Texas.