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 the Florida Center for Investigative Journalism, USA Today, Al Jazeera, the South Florida Sun Sentinel and other news organizations.
He travels to Havana regularly. In 2008, he created a Cuba blog called Along the Malecón, and in 2010 he founded an investigative journalism website called the Cuba Money Project.
Eaton received Pulitzer Center grants to support his reporting in Cuba in 2010 and 2011.
In 2014 and 2015, Eaton assisted a Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced an investigative project called “Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline.” The South Florida Sun Sentinel published the three-part series 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. He was metropolitan editor at the Houston Chronicle before moving to Florida.
Eaton is a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors and the National Press Photographers Association.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.