Tom Henheffer is a Toronto-based freelance writer, editor, videographer and photographer. Originally from New Brunswick, he’s worked a variety of beats, resulting in a diverse portfolio specializing in entertainment, business (especially small business), and science and environment stories.
Tom went to St. Thomas University in Fredericton New Brunswick, where he majored in human rights and print and broadcast journalism. He got good grades, but quickly realized on entering the real world that editors could care less about academic acheivement. Soon after graduating he started as an intern at Maclean’s. He was hired as a staff reporter, which led to him co-creating the Maclean’s.TV web program. While at the magazine he wrote primarily for the national, world, society and business sections, as well as covering TIFF, Hot Docs, the Russell Williams case and several other major Canadian and international news events. He quickly learned the ins-and-outs of unabashedly writing about himself in the third person after finishing with the magazine.
Tom always strives to find important stories in strange places. He’s had work published in or broadcast by Maclean’s Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Grid, Xtra!, CBC Radio, Canadian Business, The Daily Gleaner, Queer Peace International, and a variety of other outlets. He’s also a gamer, drummer, singer and all-around music nut, as well as a fitness enthusiast. He’s currently doing his best to give himself an ulcer by editing a (soon to be announced) website for a major Canadian publication, and launching his own small business selling Digital SLR equipment.