Derek Abma has been a journalist since 1999. He has been deputy editor of The Hill Times since January 2016, and previously spent more than two years as editor of The Wire Report, a sister publication of The Hill Times. He previously worked for five years at Postmedia News in Ottawa, where he reported and edited news coverage related to politics, business, and various other topics. He has held staff positions with publications such as the Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Business Journal, and Brockville Recorder and Times, and has done freelance work for Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Magazine, iPolitics, and Ottawa Parenting Times, among others. Derek grew up in Ottawa and holds a BA in psychology from Carleton University and has a diploma in print journalism from Algonquin College.