Jeffrey Pierre is an editor and producer on the Education Desk, where helps the team manage workflows, coordinate member station coverage, social media and the NPR Ed newsletter. Before the Education Desk, he was a producer and director on Morning Edition and the Up First podcast.
Throughout his time at NPR, Pierre has done a wide range of work. In 2020, he reported in Haiti with Carrie Kahn to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake. In 2018, he spent some time in Memphis, Tenn., with Noel King to mark the 50-year anniversary of the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2017, he wore the hat of movie critic, speaking to Weekend Edition's Scott Simon about the Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus.
Before coming to NPR, Pierre was a community reporter for the Miami Herald where he covered the Little Haiti neighborhood, and the city of Opa-Locka as the FBI investigated the mayor and council for corruption. During his time at the Herald, he also worked in the WLRN newsroom, Miami's NPR Member station, which shares an office with the Herald.
In the summer of 2016, Pierre spent 10 weeks reporting for the News21 Fellowship on voting rights in Phoenix, Ariz.; Selma, Ala.; Ferguson, Mo.; and Highland Park, Mich. The project – titled Voting Wars – won numerous awards, including the 2017 EPPY Award, the Investigative Reports and Editors Award, Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards and the Student Edward R. Murrow Award.
Pierre graduated from Florida International University with a degree in journalism. He's an avid NBA fan and the son of two Haitian immigrants.