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Carlos Harrison

Carlos Harrison is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, editor and writer of more than a dozen books in English and Spanish. 

He is also an actor, appearing in multiple TV films and a Disney Channel Series, among others, as well as in a number of television and print commercials.

A former national and international network television correspondent, Harrison also has written two award-winning television documentaries and seven feature-length screenplays, as well as hundreds of newspaper articles and dozens of magazine pieces.

As a journalist, he has traveled most of the Western Hemisphere and parts of Europe, driven into the path of South Florida’s devastating Hurricane Andrew and flown into the eye of a Category 3 hurricane over the Caribbean Sea with NOAA’s famous Hurricane Hunters. After Hurricane Hugo destroyed 97 percent of the structures on St. Croix, V.I., his efforts brought in the National Guard to establish order and to evacuate dozens of international guests trapped in the ruins of their hotel. He covered the invasion of Panama and was reporting clandestinely from inside Cuba at the start of the mass rafter exodus in 1994.

As a reporter at the Miami Herald, Harrison shared the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News, covering the arrest of Yahweh Ben Yahweh, a national religious cult leader accused of ordering the murder of one of his followers.

In television, Harrison covered hundreds of stories including the hostage crisis at the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru, where Tupac Amaru rebels held over a hundred of men and women until government troops raided the building and killed or captured the hostage-takers; the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva; and the changing dynamics of the global economy in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He worked at the NBC and Fox affiliates in Miami before becoming a national and international correspondent for the Fox News Channel.

In print, Harrison has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor; magazine writer for numerous national travel, celebrity and business publications; and as Deputy Managing Editor of People en Español. His ghostwriting projects include Ricky Martin’s spiritual/inspirational memoir, Me; four Spanish-language self-help books with psychologist Dr. Isabel Gomez-Bassols; a cookbook with Emilio and Gloria Estefan; and Path of Miracles: The Seven Life-Changing Principles That Lead to Purpose and Fulfillment, written with Samuel Rodriguez Jr., president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Carlos Harrison Miami Herald

His authored books include The Ghosts of Hero Street, released by Penguin in hardcover, audio and e-book formats in May 2014; Trained to Kill, from Skyhorse Publishing; and The Memorandum, co-written with Robert Kelley.


Harrison lives in Florida.

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