Terry Lane

Terry Lane

expertise
Government Policy, Energy, Technology, Politics, Economics
education
University of Florida

Highlights

  • News reporter for The Balance 
  • Former owner and operator of a weekly newspaper in North Carolina
  • Former Congressional press secretary and speechwriter in the energy and technology sectors
  • Veteran journalist with experience covering Congress 

Experience

Terry has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and public affairs. 

He started his journalism career working as a reporter for daily newspapers in Florida and Maryland. In 2000, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he covered Congress for Communications Daily, a leading trade journal in the telecommunications industry. In 2005, Terry moved to public affairs, working as a press secretary for the House Energy & Commerce Committee and as a communications director for the House Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming. His experience in Congress set him up to later work as a communications aid at the American Petroleum Institute.

After pausing his career to help care for a relative, Terry returned to his local journalism roots in 2015, taking a position as editor of the weekly Lumina News newspaper in Wrightsville Beach, N.C Two years later, he took ownership of the publication and served as publisher for three years. During the pandemic, Terry covered energy and economics as a freelance journalist before joining The Balance in March 2022.

Education

Terry has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, where he was also a reporter and art director for the school’s student newspaper.