Aug 10, 2009

Tribune reporter heads back to school

San Gabriel Valley Tribune reporter Jennifer McLain signed off Unisys for the last time on Friday. She's leaving the paper after three years on the job to study public administration at USC. Here's her parting note to readers on the Leftovers from City Hall blog:
Today marks my last day with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune after working here for three years and a month. My time as a reporter here has been extremely rewarding and what I always hoped it would be. After all, the San Gabriel Valley is heavy on crime and has its share of political controversy. What's not to love?

My time as a blogger, on the other hand, has been extremely humbling. After 933 blog posts and the 4,696 comments that followed since we started the Leftovers from City Hall blog, I had to swallow my pride many a time, whether because I was a little too honest or had a post with one too many errors or, well, you get the picture.

Readers, thank you for your patience and your attention. It is my experience at the Tribune, the government accountability stories and the many contacts I've interviewed through the years that have inspired me to pursue a career in public service. Beginning Aug. 24, I will attend USC to pursue a master's degree in public administration. Thanks for dealing with me through the years.


Jennifer McLain

I had the pleasure of working with McLain in my brief stint as an SGVN editor. I wish her the best in a new career.


Anonymous said...

smart girl!!!! congrats.

Anonymous said...

congrats jennifer. good move!! couldn't have happened to a nicer person. you're one of the smart ones....not a sitting duck waiting around for the time when the doors close or MNG continues to take away, take away.

Anonymous said...

McLain will be the city manager reporters both love and fear (if there are any local journalists left at that time). Good move, girl!

Anonymous said...

shortly lang will be left with three number two pencils and not much else.

Anonymous said...

Journalism just lost another great investigative reporter, but at least she left on her own terms...