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Frank Cerabino

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Frank Cerabino (pronounced chair–a–BEE–no) grew up on Long Island, N.Y., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in 1977. He spent five years in the Navy, reaching the rank of lieutenant and serving as a public affairs officer aboard an aircraft carrier. After leaving the Navy, he received a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago before leaving the wire service to take a job with The Miami Herald in 1984. For the next five years, he covered the police, government, legal and education beats for the Herald. He eventually became the newspaper’s federal court reporter in Miami.

Frank Cerabino joined the The Palm Beach Post in 1989. He started writing columns for the newspaper during the William Kennedy Smith trial. In 1992, he became a full-time local news columnist and now writes five columns a week. He lives in Boca Raton and is married with three children.

In 2012, he took first place in Humorous Columns in the 62nd annual Green Eyeshade Awards, a journalism contest that recognizes excellence in news media in eleven Southern states.