Andres Oppenheimer is the Latin American editor and syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald. His column, “The Oppenheimer Report”, appears twice a week in The Miami Herald and more than 60 U.S. and foreign newspapers.
He is the author of ¡Crear o Morir!: La Esperanza de Latinoamérica y las Cinco Claves de la Innovación (Vintage Español, 2014), Saving the Americas (Random House, 2007) and five other best-selling books, is a regular political analyst with CNN en Espanol, and anchors his own Emmy-winning Spanish-language television show, Oppenheimer Presenta, which airs in the United States and 19 other countries.
An authority on the growing dominance of Latin America in the global economy, Andres Oppenheimer is a popular speaker in today’s turbulent environment and provides his expertise and critical analysis of the political and social landscape; and about how countries and organizations can enter the “Knowledge Economy”, generating profitable creativity and collective innovation by sharing innovative and successful experiences in areas such as education, sport, health and technology.
His previous jobs at The Miami Herald included Mexico City bureau chief, foreign correspondent, and business writer. He previously worked for five years with The Associated Press in New York, and has contributed on a free-lance basis to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, the BBC, and CBS’ 60 Minutes.
He is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. He won the Inter-American Press Association Award twice (1989 and 1994), and the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is the winner of the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain’s daily El País, the 1998 Maria Moors Cabot Award of Columbia University, the 2001 King of Spain Award, given out by the Spanish news agency EFE and King Juan Carlos I of Spain, the Overseas Press Club Award in 2002, and the Suncoast Emmy award from the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences in 2006.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied law, and moved to the United States in 1976 with a fellowship from the World Press Institute. After a year at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York in 1978. In 2004 he received an Honorary Degree in Education at the Galileo University in Guatemala.
He was selected by the Forbes Media Guide as one of the “500 Most Important Journalists” of the United States in 1993, and by Poder Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful People” in Latin America in 2002 and 2008.