Terrence McEachern is The Guardian's new business reporter.
First of all, let me say that it is a pleasure to cover business for The Guardian.
This is an exciting but, moreover, it’s an important opportunity to tell stories that are too often overlooked and uncover information that affects everyone.
Because, whether we like it or not, business has an impact on all of us in one way or another. Therefore, we need to know what is going on in the business community and why.
That’s where I come in.
So, what makes me tick?
A natural curiosity about the world around me and digging deeper into an issue when something doesn’t make sense. This can involve poring through stacks of documents or talking to as many people as possible.
But sometimes it doesn’t take much digging to find an interesting story. Sometimes they are just sitting there and waiting to be told. When I worked as a reporter in Saskatchewan, I wrote a story about a retired teacher who converted his truck so it could operate on gasoline or wood chips. It was a great story, especially when we went for a test drive and wondered if we were going to make it back.
And that’s what makes the job fun – the people. Stories are, after all, about people. They always have been and always will be.
I’ve been fortunate to have lived and worked as a reporter in some interesting places in Canada – as already mentioned, Saskatchewan, but also Yellowknife and Iqaluit.
But the goal was always to come back and tell stories of people in the Maritimes. I’m originally from New Brunswick and now call P.E.I. home.
So, if you have any story ideas for me or just want to chat, I’m easy to find.