Tom Gjelten

reports on a variety of global security and economic issues for National Public Radio. He previously served as NPR’s Latin America correspondent and its Central Europe correspondent. He is the author of Sarajevo Daily (HarperCollins, 1995), Professionalism in War Reporting (Carnegie Corporation, 1998), and, his latest, Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause (Viking, 2008), a unique history of modern Cuba, told through the life and times of the Bacardi rum family. The New York Times selected it as a “Notable Nonfiction Book,” and The Washington Post listed it in “Best Books of 2008.” Gjelten is a panelist on the PBS’s “Washington Week.” His reporting has been honored with George Polk, Robert F. Kennedy, and Overseas Press Club awards.

Videos/Audio of Tom Gjelten

The responsibilities of protecting and advancing America's key economic and national security interests are more... See more
Leaders and experts discuss the United States and its relationship with Latin America. See more