- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (14)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 2
Filipino-American reporter, author, and composer. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his book, I have Tasted the Sweet Mangoes of Cebu (2003).
He came to America at the age of 3 with his mother, Milagros Estrada. He earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a reporter and columnist with the Oakland Tribune from 1976 to 1992, and a correspondent with the Associated Press in 2005, and also a freelance columnist with the Philippine Times of Las Vegas and California Examiner in 2001-2008.
Estrada was a tenured professor in the journalism faculty at Humboldt State University from 1997 to 2010. He advised the award-winning Osprey Magazine and online Humboldt Travel Journal. Estrada composed original music, and performed and produced a music CD in collaboration with his long-time friend Jim Caroompas under the name Los Dos "Scratching the Itch". He showcased several music videos on MTV in the 1980s.
Estrada died on October 22, 2010 as a result of pancreatic cancer.