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Carlos Frias

Frías, today a special projects reporter for the Palm Beach Post, has been called one of the finest young journalists in the country. The Associated Press Sports Editors have awarded him seven top-10 awards in the past four years for his work on in-depth features and investigative stories. (The APSE award is similar to the Pulitzer for sports writers.) Among those, a Journal-Constitution three-day series examined the deaths of five high school athletes, and was submitted for a 2003 Pulitzer Prize.

A South Florida native who grew up just north of the Dade-Broward County line, Frías gained the perspective of a boy born of Cuban exiles, but raised among the "gringos." He learned from watching the lights of Little Havana glitter in the distance and hearing the stories of Cuba stitched together in three decades of anecdotes. He says he is "assembled in America from Cuban parts."  Fully bilingual, he travels easily between these two langauges and brings his unique cultural sense to his writings. 

Frías, 31, resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida, with his wife, Christine, and their threedaughters, Elise, Amelia and Catalina Angeles.
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Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Unbolting the front door and hearing my girls yell "Papi!" from the other side even before I've opened it.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Mediocrity

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. "House"

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. Msgr. Edward Pace High/ The University of Florida



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