Sal Rodriguez is the opinion editor for the Southern California News Group. He first joined the newspaper business in 2014 as an editorial writer and columnist for the Orange County Register and the 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, where he advocated for police body cameras in Riverside County, wrote about San Bernardino’s bankruptcy, and advocated free-market solutions to the region’s high poverty rate.
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 pensions and occupational licensing for the Reason Foundation.