Antonio Mejías-Rentas is a Senior Editor at Boyle Heights Beat, a community newspaper where he mentors teenage journalists. He also manages the organization’s website and covers local issues.
He is a veteran bilingual journalist who worked over 25 years at La Opinión, the Los Angeles Spanish-language daily, covering arts and entertainment. As an independent journalist he has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Variety, El nuevo día, El país and countless other pubications.
He is a longtime member and former board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists; he is the past president of the organization’s Los Angeles chapter.
A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Antonio lives in the eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights. He tweets @lataino.