It's hard to remember exactly when I decided I wanted to write. The reality is, it's something I've always been compelled to do. There wasn't any moment of divine inspiration -- the inclination was simply there.
Since beginning my journalism career, my compulsion to tell stories has only grown.
It grew in college, while I was chasing presidential hopefuls on the campaign trail. And in rural Iowa, where I spoke with methamphetamine addicts and farmers. And in Nebraska, where a feature on the local ice cream truck driver led me to an investigative story (and, in an odd twist, the witness stand). And it grew in New York, where I flew on a glider plane, toured a chop house, visited the state's criminal evidence lab and covered what was considered the largest construction projects in North America.
Today, as a reporter for Finance & Commerce, I find myself covering a pair of issues that will shape the way this region (and indeed this country) develops in the decades ahead -- energy and transportation. It's a dynamic, thrilling environment, and one that challenges me on a daily basis.
Wherever my reporting career takes me in the future, I look forward to learning more about the world around me, and sharing the stories I find with those who share my curiousity. It's a job I don't take lightly. And it's one I truly, deeply love.
Interested in learning more? Contact me at drewbkerr [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr or Pinterest. I also invite you to view my resume and read some of my past work.