Terry is highly scholastic. In 1978, he joined Michigan State University. There he majored in journalism. He also had a minor in Biology, Telecommunications, Music - Piano performance. He finally earned his bachelor’s degree from there with an honor in 1983. After that he got enrolled at Tidewater Community College. There he studied Geology/Earth Science, General; Creative writing for about a year. He also studied creative writing at Poynter Institute in 1997. He began his professional career as a copy editor and photographer in 1983. In August 1983, he joined The Daily Press and he worked there for the next seven months. In the early 1984, he was hired by The Virginian-Pilot as a copy, layout and graphics editor. He worked in this post till the end of 1986. He also worked at The Detroit News as a copy editor and photo editor for about a year. In the early 1987, he was hired by USA TODAY as a multiplatform editor. He is serving them by editing investigative, long-form pieces or cheesy churn, programming usatoday.com's digital homefront and many more. He is also well known for being the former copy chief, reporter and columnist at USA WEEKEND Magazine. The actual figure about his net worth, annual salary and age is unknown. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.