Stephen Maher began his journalism career in 1989 as a reporter for the Grand Falls Advertiser, in central Newfoundland. He worked as an editor and restaurant critic for Halifax’s Chronicle Herald, then moved to Ottawa in 2004 to cover federal politics. In 2011 he moved to Postmedia News, where he worked as an investigative journalist and columnist. In 2016 he attended Harvard University as a Nieman fellow. He is a contributing editor at Maclean’s Magazine, Canada’s national news magazine. He has won many journalism awards, including the Michener Award, a National Newspaper Award, Canadian Association of Journalists Award, the Canadian Hillman Prize and an Atlantic Journalism Award.