Trenton Daniel Named AP Correspondent in Haiti

By IRP Staff, March 24, 2011

The Associated Press recently announced the appointment of former IRP Fellow Trenton Daniel as the AP correspondent in Haiti. Daniel previously worked as a staff writer for The Miami Herald, where he covered everything from a coup in Haiti to hurricanes and zoning meetings. Before his IRP fellowship in 2003, he covered Haiti as a Reuters stringer and wrote for the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Washington Post reports: "A Creole-speaker, he has been writing about Haiti since 2000, and spent much of the last year there as a reporter for The Herald covering the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, the stalled reconstruction efforts and the ensuing political turmoil. . . . He covered the ouster of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, several hurricanes that struck Haiti as well as shootings and zoning board meetings in Florida." AP's Latin America and Caribbean Editor Marjorie Miller commented, "With his deep knowledge of Haiti and many sources in the country, he'll hit the ground running just in time for the upcoming presidential election."