An award-winning multi-media journalist, John Yearwood is executive board chairman of the Austria-based International Press Institute and former World Editor of the Miami Herald. The World Desk won numerous awards under his leadership, including two McClatchy Company President’s Awards and the Arthur Ross Award for best coverage of Latin America. Before joining The Miami Herald, Yearwood was National/International Editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas, founding publisher/editor of Ibis, a general lifestyle magazine, was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News, a correspondent for the Associated Press, a national correspondent for Focus magazine and the News/Public Affairs Director for WHUS Radio in Connecticut.
Yearwood is a regular guest on national and international radio and television news programs, including National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, BBC and China Central Television. He is recipient of a Miami-Dade County Pillar Award, ICABA Community Builder Award, the Haitian Women of Miami Leadership Award and the COSMOS 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award.