Terence Shepherd is news director at WLRN-Miami Herald News, the public radio news outlet serving Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. He is also Region 13 director of the Radio Television Digital News Association.
He first experienced the power of public radio in 2007 while co-creating and providing editorial direction for the WLRN-Miami Herald Friday Business Report weekly segment, which continues on the air.
He is dedicated to nonprofit causes, education, networking and mentoring, and feeds these interests as president of the South Florida Black Journalists Association, Region 13 director of the Radio Television Digital News Association and by actively participating in several other professional journalism organizations.
Before joining the station, Terence was managing editor of a financial website and previously spent 14 years editing business and financial coverage at The Miami Herald. During his tenure at The Herald, the desk won two consecutive Best in Business Awards for Overall Excellence from the SABEW, and he directed coverage leading to a national award on web pharmacies. His favorite projects at The Herald included The Business Plan Challenge, and later developing the section’s online and multiplatform identity with the weekly radio program and two weekly video shows.
Before journalism, he worked in the commodity brokerage business as a compliance and operations manager.
Terence, a native of Louisville, Ky., graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in economics and received an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.