Garry Pierre-Pierre

Published January 14, 2011

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a producer and co-host of Independent Sources on CUNY TV.  During a 20-year career in journalism, Mr. Pierre-Pierre has worked in broadcasting and has experience in newspapers--large and small--as well as Public Relations and New Media.

Mr. Pierre-Pierre began his career at the Lakeland Ledger and within months was recruited by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. After a couple of years in South Florida, covering local news as well as assignments in Haiti, Bahamas and Jamaica, he was hired by the New York Times in 1992 where he spent eight years on the Metropolitan Desk.  He distinguished himself with enterprise reporting and is considered among the top reporters that covered Brooklyn during the 1990’s. He covered the fall of Mobutu, the Congolese dictator, and numerous stories from Haiti for the New York Times.

Mr. Pierre-Pierre has won several awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for team coverage of the World Trade Center bombings at the New York Times. He has written opinion pieces for the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald and many other publications.

In 1999, Mr. Pierre-Pierre left the New York Times to start the Haitian Times, which he has edited and remains on the staff as a consulting editor and publisher. During his tenure with the newspaper, he managed a staff of a dozen reporters and sales staff. Under his leadership the Haitian Times earned a reputation as one of the best ethnic newspapers in the United States, winning awards from the New York Press Association and the New York Community Media Alliance.

Mr. Pierre-Pierre created Kreyolfest, an annual music festival that attracts revelers from across the United States and Haiti, generating $500,000 in sponsorship and gate receipt. In addition, Mr. Pierre-Pierre has trained scores of journalists in the United States and Haiti and has been an adjunct at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New Rochelle, New York with his wife and two children.

Written by BET-Staff

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