Tracey Eaton

Palm Coast , Florida , United States


Tracey Eaton has been a journalist and photographer since 1983. He was the Dallas Morning News bureau chief in Cuba from 2000 to early 2005. Before that, he headed the paper’s Mexico City bureau.
Since 2010, he has taken photos and written freelance articles for USA Today,, the Florida Center for Investigative Journalism, Al Jazeera, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Newsweek and other news organizations.
Eaton has also worked as a field producer and videographer. In 2015, he assisted NBC Nightly News with its coverage of the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana.
Eaton travels to Havana regularly and writes a Cuba blog called Along the Malecón.
He received Pulitzer Center grants to support his reporting in Cuba in 2010, 2011 and 2015.
In 2014 and 2015, Eaton assisted a Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced two investigative projects, “Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline," and "Easy Money: U.S. Welfare Flows to Cuba."
The South Florida Sun Sentinel published the Cuban Criminal Pipeline in January 2015 after a year-long investigation. It found that the U.S. government’s preferential treatment of Cuban immigrants “fueled a criminal pipeline from Cuba to Florida, enabling crooks from the island to rob American businesses and taxpayers of more than $2 billion over two decades.”
Eaton, a former Fulbright scholar, has worked for seven daily newspapers, including the Miami Herald and the Orange County Register. He was metropolitan editor at the Houston Chronicle before moving to Florida.
Eaton is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Photographers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Eaton has conducted journalism workshops in Guatemala, Bolivia and Nicaragua, and has been an invited speaker at conferences in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba.
He is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.
To contact Eaton for speaking engagements or story assignments, please email him at

Production Skills & Specialities

Documentary, Video Production, Backpack Journalism, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography

Contact Information

Phone: (386) 864-2235

Social Media

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