Fond farewell

By the time you read this, I’ll almost be gone.

Sounds like an opening line to a bad runaway note, but it’s the truth.

This is the last blog entry I’ll be writing for the Tribune as I’m moving on from journalism to that other side of information sharing — internal communications at USC’s health sciences department. My last day here is actually today. In in about four hours, my last shift will be over.

It’s been a crazy two and half years here filled with missteps, personal growth, opportunity and of course loads of experience.

I’ve been working in professional newspapers since I was 19, but I have to say no newsroom has been quite like this one. Working in the San Gabriel Valley gave me a crash course in real crime, real politics and real people.

And now it’s really time to go. This isn’t to say I won’t ever return to journalism (readers out there are either smiling or cringing at that thought) — journalism and writing has always been my passion.

It’s the art of storytelling that compels me. But for now, the transition is right for me and my future.

Lucky for you, it isn’t the end of this column or the blog. City Editor Ben Baeder will be taking over and he’s already got a list of ideas of to flesh out.

He’ll also have the help of the rest of the reporters in the newsroom for inspiration.

Keep reading …

  • Anonymous


    You will be sorely missed by the readers of the Tribune. Who else is going to hold these corrupt cities, i.e. Baldwin Park and La Puente, accountable?

    I’m sure La Puente and Baldwin Park elected officials couldn’t be happier to have the only person who has ever thoroughly paid attention to those cities gone.

    Thanks again for all your hard work and sticking it to these filthy cities.

  • Ramon F. Sanchez

    Tania, I will certainly miss you, you have a God given talent, continue to use it wisely. I wish you success
    in anything you do. Bless you always.


    Ramon Sanchez

  • BPer

    Tania, You were cool. You missed it a couple of times but over all you did a good job. As far as the one calling BP and La Puente filthy. As always you have to deal with complete idiots. Hopefully now you won’t have to deal with the likes of that stupid person. Good Luck.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck to you Tania. I never thought you a bad reporter. Just that the bar was set high by Karen Rubin before, and unfortunately, none of the trib reporters have ever reached that standard.

    But, although you were no Karen Rubin, at least you weren’t a Frank Girardot.

  • Darleene

    Tania! I’m sorry to see you go, but happy that you’ll be leaving behind crazy deadlines and “special” readers!

  • Baldwin Park Resident

    The Tribune is losing its best reporter. You had one of the best eyes for news I’ve seen in a lot of years and this area’s politicos are lucky that you’re leaving instead of investigating them for all the trash that they are.

    Good luck in your future endeavors. Hopefully your colleagues will be able to fill your big shoes.


    YOU’RE LEAVING????!?!?!??!?!? HOW COULD YOU??!??!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!