About

Terence Cantarella is a freelance writer in Miami, Florida. He produces original, exclusive stories for newspapers, magazines, and other media outlets. His stories have appeared in, or been re-reported by, publications like The Atlantic, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Daily Mail. They have also been the subject of a variety of radio and television programs.

In 2011, he won a Green Eyeshade award for excellence in journalism for his story about controversial voodoo art at Miami Beach City Hall.

In 2012, he spent four days circumnavigating Miami-Dade County in a canoe via its murky drainage canals. That story, which he covered for WLRN radio and the Miami Herald, earned the WLRN team an Online News Association award nomination, a Sunshine State award, and a Green Eyeshade award.

In 2013, his NPR story ‘Miami Outlaw,’ about a battered Pitbull named Bailey, won a first place PRNDI award.

In 2015, his story about Miami’s Well of Ancient Mysteries became the Miami New Times’ top three most read stories of the year, spawning worldwide coverage and earning a first place Florida Press Association award.

Among other stories, he has written about his night at a local crime-ridden hotel, a street-corner romance in Hialeah, a one-legged Cuban ghost in Little Haiti, and a forgotten island in Biscayne Bay.

Terence is also a Cultural Streetscaper at Kantar Consulting and is revising his first novel.

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Photo by David Samayoa.

“Terence’s work is a joy to read; fluid prose, crisp details, perfect scenes and tone. A true gift.”  Dinah McNichols, Former Managing Editor, Tribune Media Services

“His prose is what I might expect from a national publication such as the New York Times.”  Dale Hershman (Letter to the Editor, Biscayne Times)

“Mr. Cantarella’s narrative abilities are finely honed and his skillfully-written pieces truly stand out in the arena of long-form journalism.”  Miriam Chester (Letter to the Editor, Biscayne Times)