Wilkine Brutus

Wilkine Brutus is a reporter and producer for WLRN and a guest faculty member at the Poynter Institute. The South Florida native produces stories on topics surrounding local news, culture, art, politics and current affairs.

Brutus is also a guest host for WLRN’s South Florida Roundup show.Brutus currently serves as a mentor for SXSW’s Media & Journalism program and is the host of A Boat A Voyage, a 5-episode podcast that explores his Haitian mother’s refugee experience from the 1980s. Before joining WLRN, Brutus was the former digital reporter for the Palm Beach Post, producing video-based, profile features.

And before joining the Post and WLRN, Brutus was a freelance content creator who had amassed millions of views on his YouTube channel, particularly during his 4-year stint in South Korea. As a result, Brutus was invited to speak at Twitter headquarters for Scripps Howard School’s symposium on digital media, alongside Google Ventures, Bloomberg, Ebony Magazine, and LinkedIn.

Brutus is an alumni of Poynter Institute’s 2018 Power of Diverse Voices and 2019 Poynter Leadership Academy.

His guest appearances include PBS NewsHour, Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR Twitter Spaces, WPTV NewsChannel 5, WUCF TV PBS, Ebony Magazine, Miami New Times, Okayafrica, and L’Union Suite.

Brutus and his WLRN colleagues are the recipients of the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.

He earned his a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Studies from Florida Atlantic University.