‘Suffering Everywhere’: Ray Suarez Reflects on Reporting in Haiti

BY Hari Sreenivasan  February 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM EDT

After returning from Port-au-Prince, senior correspondent Ray Suarez dropped by The Rundown to describe what it was like covering Haiti’s earthquake recovery efforts, saying the terribleness of the situation was difficult to capture in words or pictures.

“There were people suffering everywhere you looked,” he said, but added that there were also reminders of how decent people can be in tough situations.

Suarez described how his Boy Scouts gear and preparation came in handy and how the NewsHour team “went in heavy” with locally-hired drivers, a security guard and a Creole interpreter — which is different than he usually prefers to report.