As a writer for DrugWatch, Terry continues a life-long commitment to keeping people informed about important issues affecting their lives. He believes that information can empower people and, from years of covering tornadoes and other severe weather, has seen firsthand how it can save lives. At DrugWatch, he believes his work can make a difference for people in search of critical information about the drugs and devices affecting their lives.
Growing up on a farm in the Ozarks, Terry was one of just six students in his high school graduating class. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Media Arts from Lyon College, in the same town where he was born and raised.
Terry began his career working in radio news in Little Rock, Arkansas before becoming an anchor and reporter for television stations in the Midwest and on the East Coast. In the late 1990s, he joined the Washington bureau of CONUS, a television news cooperative that served more than 100 local news departments around the U.S. As an investigative reporter, his “Washington Watchdog” reports focused on exposing waste, fraud, and abuse in government.
In the years after 9/11, Terry worked for the U.S. Defense Department, producing news and information for service members deployed to more than 140 countries around the world. He developed television news programs and video podcasts for the Pentagon Channel, where he received an Emmy for “Command Performance,” a video podcast he produced for several years. In nearly 12 years of work at the DOD, Terry covered military news and combat operations while also highlighting pay, health, education, and other benefits available to service members and their families.
Over his journalism career, Terry has covered energy, environment, technology, aviation, and political beats. He has also done freelance writing and reporting for Voice of America and various Washington, DC-based television bureaus and digital news services.
In his free time, Terry enjoys cycling, amateur film-making, and hanging out with his dogs.