VOA’s Creole Service began broadcasting to Haiti in 1986 after the fall of the Duvalier regime. The service has nine full-time employees plus a contractor.
Veteran journalist Jacques Jean-Baptiste was well known in Haiti even before joining the Creole Service. He rose to fame after his role in a popular Haitian radio drama, Roye, les Voila!
Marie-Luce Pierre is a veteran broadcaster who joined VOA Creole in December 1991. Before that, she worked for the evangelical radio station, Radio Lumière, one of VOA Creole’s affiliates in Haiti. Marie-Luce hosts a weekly feature on health.
Creole Service editor Serge Michel is based in Miami and reports on the Haitian communities in South Florida. Before joining VOA, Serge worked as a journalist for the Haitian government-funded radio station in Port-au-Prince.