Jacqueline Charles, a Haitian-Turks Islander, is The Miami Herald’s Caribbean correspondent, covering Haiti and the English-Speaking Caribbean. She began her journalism career at The Miami Herald as a high school intern in 1986 and was hired upon graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first overseas assignment - the return of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide - came shortly after. In 2008, she was the first to report on the mass devastation and death in the tiny town of Cabaret caused by one of several back-to-back storms that caused widespread destruction in Haiti. Last year, she was awarded International Reporter of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists for that coverage.