Terence Shepherd

News director

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.

10:34 am
Wed August 28, 2013

MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There

Rev. Martin Luther King delivering his 'I Have a Dream' speech in 1963, as captured by photographer Bob Adelman, who tells us about being there that day and shooting this photo.
Credit Bob Adelman

Editor's Note: Below are Americans with South Florida connections who went to hear the Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., one of the most significant civil rights events in history.  Their bios are compiled from public and private sources. Listen to what they have to say. 


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Wed November 7, 2012

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10:22 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Bogged Down: Miami Politics Weighs Down Finances

We discovered a fresh take of what's really happening down in Coconut Grove—City Hall is trapped in a death spiral of inertia and bad mistakes and some are pointing to worker compensation.
  • Source: Miamiherald
  • | Via: The Miami Herald, Kat McGrory
Pension costs, meanwhile, are up significantly, in large part because investments by the city’s two pension boards have underperformed expecta- tions.Experts have raised red flags about the city pension program before.In a stinging report last month, Moody’s blasted Miami for ballooning pension and healthcare spending. The rating service warned that the combined costs could account for one-third of total spending by 2017 unless leaders make sweeping changes.