Back Story

The earthquake and the aftermath: David Gutnick, Haiti, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti killed thousands of people, turned buildings to rubble and made David Gutnick question the role of a journalist.
A man stands in a street in downtown Port-au-Prince February 18, 2010. (REUTERS)

Days after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, the CBC's David Gutnick arrived in a city he did not recognize.

David had reported from Haiti before. He had gotten to know the people and made close connections. But in the aftermath of the earthquake, more than 230-­thousand people were dead. A million more displaced. The city he knew so well was gone.

David spent the next weeks reporting from Haiti. From mass burials to living in a tent village, this is his Back Story.

The CBC's David Gutnick covered the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Here he is with a baby, also called David. (CBC)