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Tracey Eaton

Faculty Profile
Department: Communication

Tracey Eaton has been a journalist and photographer since 1983. Before joining Flagler College, he worked for several big-name newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle and the Miami Herald.

He spent 12 years as a foreign correspondent in Cuba and Mexico and worked throughout Latin America.

Now a freelance journalist, he has written for USA Today, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Al Jazeera and other organizations. He has done extensive work in Cuba with support from the non-profit Pulitzer Center in Washington, D.C.

Eaton brings his extensive experience and knowledge to campus as well. In 2012, he was part of The Flagler College Community Lecture Series in which he discussed his work immediately after 9/11 in Afghanistan where he followed Northern Alliance troops as they pursued the Taliban. At Flagler, Eaton teaches classes on reporting, photography and multimedia journalism.

Eaton is known around campus for his investigative journalism in Latin America. A former Fulbright Scholar, he carried out a field study on myths and legends of Indians in the jungle. In 2013, the Florida Society of News Editors awarded him with a first-place award in feature writing for his 2012 story on Cuban spy Juan Pablo Roque.

Eaton is also passionate about raising awareness around campus for the less fortunate. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he taught classes barefoot to bring attention to the disaster. He also printed T-shirts with “Teach Barefoot for Haiti” written across them.

On top of his work as a college professor, Eaton has been a guest on National Public Radio, the Jeff Rense Show, Voice of America, KERA in Dallas and AmericaTeVe in Miami, among others. 

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.

Prof Eaton in Cuba

Prof. Eaton working as a journalist for the Dallas Morning News in Cuba.

Just recently Professor Eaton was featured on WJCT First Coast Connect to discuss Cuban and American relations.

You can read more here.

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Tracey Eaton
Communication professor Tracey Eaton continues a successful career of investigative journalism and reporting.