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The Herald inside Haiti: John Yearwood

John Yearwood, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, is World Editor of The Miami Herald, a position he has held since 2003. Previously, Yearwood served as National/International Editor and Assistant City Editor for Government and Politics with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Before joining the Star-Telegram in 1999, Yearwood spent two years in the Caribbean as founding publisher/editor of IBIS, a general lifestyle magazine. While in Trinidad as publisher of IBIS, he was elected to an at-large seat on the Executive Committee of the San Juan Business Owners Association. A year later, he was elected president of the association.

Prior to IBIS, he spent ten years at The Dallas Morning News, where he reported from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Yearwood was also a newsman for the Associated Press in Connecticut and Oklahoma, a national correspondent for Focus magazine and the News/Public Affairs Director for WHUS Radio in Connecticut.

Yearwood has served on the boards of the National Association of Black Journalists UNITY: Journalists of Color. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.