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Garry Pierre-Pierre

Founder, Haitian Times

Co-Founder, City University of New York's Center for Community and Ethnic Media

Garry Pierre-Pierre, a Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia journalist, is a leading voice on Haiti, the Haitian diaspora and community media. Pierre-Pierre founded and serves as publisher of The Haitian Times, which provides quality, nuanced information about Haiti and its diaspora. He is also a Sulzberger Executive Leadership fellow at Columbia University, exploring ways to serve the Haitian diaspora worldwide.

A former reporter at New York Times, where he won a Pulitzer Prize, Pierre-Pierre is a recognized leader in media entrepreneurship circles. He is the co-founder and first executive director of the Center for Community Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In 2011, he was elected president of the New York Press Association, the first person of color to serve in that role.

Pierre-Pierre’s works include “30 Seconds: The Quake that Destroyed Haiti,” a book of photography about Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. His contributions have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, Essence, The Griot and The Root – among countless outlets. Pierre-Pierre is a fixture on major TV and cable networks, often called upon to provide context and nuance about Haiti. His weekly column appears on haitiantimes.com. Connect with Garry on Twitter @Pierre2Garry.