Michael Smith is responsible for coverage of Latin America for Bloomberg Markets magazine. Smith, a University of North Carolina graduate, has been with Bloomberg since 1992, covering financial and general news from New Jersey, New York, Santiago, Chile and Rio de Janeiro. Smith's awards include the George Polk award and Investigative Reporters and Editors prize for a 2005 story about the use of poor immigrants to test experimental pharmaceutical drugs. He won Sigma Delta Chi, Scripps Howard, Overseas Press Club citation and 10 other national and international awards for a 2006 story about the use of slave labor to make materials that go into consumer goods. In 2008 he was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for reporting on Latin America. Smith started his career in Chile as a freelance journalist covering the fall of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's regime. He then went to the Daily Record in Morristown, New Jersey and the Associated Press in Newark. Smith has three sons and lives in Santiago, Chile.