Carmel Cafiero, a famous name in investigative journalism, died on September 22, 2023, marking the end of an era in South Florida journalism.
Cause of Carmel Cafiero:
The cause of Carmel Cafiero’s death has not been released to the public. Her demise news left her listeners in a sense of great sadness. Her name will remain alive due to the non-stop and hard work she did in South Florida.
Sadly, we have no reports regarding Carmel’s funeral because her family has not disclosed it. Her death is not only a loss for her family but also for journalism.
Who Was Carmel Cafiero?
Carmel Cafiero from South Florida was a famous and renowned journalist who died on September 22, 2023. She made her name in this field by her hard work and dedication. She marked her name in WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge.
In 1973, she joined WCKT (now known as Channel 7) as a general assignment reporter. She made an outstanding reputation as a woman in the newsroom. She reported the jaws-dropping news and made her career based on truth and sincerity.
Carmel was known for her consistency, straightforward questions, and pinpoint questions. She is known for her fearless reporting of stories that expose wrongdoings, and she set the standard of journalism in South Florida. She under covered many illegal works, such as unlawful abortions done by doctors. Her truthful nature can never be forgotten.
Carmel exposed the Opium crisis in Broward County that saved the lives of people, and it also influenced the changes in the law. She also earned an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award through her investigation reports regarding clinic operators and doctors. She also made critical reports based on a drug monitoring program in Florida.
She reported investigating stories and worked on overdosed young teens outside a Pompano Beach nightclub. This club confronts the club’s owner, who was a convict. She also uncovered the deception of Miss Cleo, a self-proclaimed celebrity.
She was the first reporter allowed in the terrorist Mohamed Atta’s former Hollywood apartment during the national crisis after September 11. Her work marked her name in the whole world. She has the honor of tracking down former Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Gerstein in Australia and interviewing Francesco Schettino, the captain of one of the worst cruise ship disasters in history in Italy.
Tribute to a Legend
Carmel Cafiero worked sincerely for almost 43 years in South Florida. She worked hard for the betterment of the society by the virtue of justice and truth.
Selma Shapiro told Carmel when she helped her:
There are many tributes and respects towards Carmel after his demise. “I didn’t realize that people cared about me. I thought no one cared about me, but I found out differently”.
She was the mouthpiece of many downtrodden. She left her husband, Bob, her daughter Courtney, and her two granddaughters, Mariah and Melanie.
May her soul rest in peace.