Jacqueline Charles is an American journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Charles is an Emmy Award-winning Caribbean Correspondent at the Miami Herald.
Charles was born on Grand Turk Island of the Turks and Caicos. She was raised an only child of a Haitian mother and a Cuban stepfather and moved to the United States at the age of seven, where they settled in Miami. She began her career in journalism in 1986 as a 14-year-old high school intern at the Miami Herald. She is a graduate of Miami Jackson High School, Booker T. Washington Junior High and Dunbar Elementary in Overtown, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1994.
Before assuming the role on foreign issues, Charles’ coverage was local, mainly on the impoverished areas of Miami.
Charles has won the NABJ Journalist of the Year for coverage of the devastating Haiti 2010 earthquake, and a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist for that same coverage. She won a Region Emmy for her role as co-producer on the Herald produced-documentary, Nou Bouke (“We Are Fed Up”) from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Miami New Times newspaper named her Reporter of the Year. She also won the 2011 Paul Hansell Award, named in honor of a longtime Florida bureau chief for The Associated Press.
Jacqueline Charles se yon jounalis ameriken ki te finalis pou Pri Pulitzer a. Charles te genyen yon Emmy kòm Korespondan Karibeyen nan Miami Herald. Charles te fè sou Grann Zil Tik nan Zil Tik ak Kayik yo. Se te sèl pitit yon manman ayisyen ak yon bopè kiben epi li te vin rete nan Etazini a laj setan, kote fanmi li te tabli nan Miami. Li te kòmanse karyè li nan jounalis a 14 an 1986 kòm yon estajyè dezyèm sik segondè nan Miami Herald. Li gradye nan Miami Jackson High School, nan Booker T. Washington Junior High ak nan Dunbar Elementary nan Overtown, epi nan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication an 1994. Anvan li te vin ap okipe kesyon entènasyonal, Charles te konn fè repòtaj lokal, sitou sou zòn pòv yo nan Miami.
Charles genyen Jounalis de Lane NABJ a pou repòtaj li an sou tranblemanntè ki te devaste Ayiti an 2010 la, epi li te finalis pou Pri Pulitzer 2011 la pou menm repòtaj sa a. Li te genyen yon Emmy Rejyonal pou wòl li kòm ko-pwodiktè nan yon dokimantè Herald te pwodui, Nou Bouke, yon inisyativ Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Jounal Miami New Times te nonmen li Repòtè de Lane. Li te genyen tou Pri Paul Hansell 2011 la, ki nonmen anlonè yon chèf biwo ki te pase anpil tan nan Associated Press nan Florida.