Sean McHenry

Associate Producer

SHORT BIO

I direct the evening broadcast show, where I also produce host interviews. Yeah, I usually pick the music.

What was your first job?

I would do odd jobs like baling hay back in high school. But the first actual paycheck I got was for cleaning an office on the weekends.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Computer crashes.

In your next life, what would your career be?

For some reason, I've always wanted to be a band manager for a struggling but vibrantly creative musician.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Health care.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My headphones. A multipurpose tool.

 

Latest Stories (287)

For $100, you can buy thousands of twitter bots

Nov 15, 2017
The internet, for all it’s wonders, is also a place where not-so-great things happen — like harassment of various kinds. And, of course, there’s an industry for that. ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin got firsthand experience after contributing to an article on how extremist websites make money. She, and several colleagues, were the targets of an […]

Trying to follow the competing GOP tax bills? We're confused, too.

Nov 13, 2017
As congressional Republicans keep grinding away on their tax bill, the question is: which tax bill? The full House is planning to vote on its bill this week. The Senate Finance Committee started work on its bill today, and President Donald Trump tweeted several suggestions, including a provision to repeal the Obamacare individual mandate. There’s […]

How do you report sexual harassment in politics when there's no HR?

Nov 9, 2017
Lobbyist Jodi Hicks says she thinks change is coming, but I think "it's going to be uncomfortable along the way."
More than 140 women signed an open letter published in the Los Angeles Times alleging widespread sexual harassment at the state Capitol.
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For its tax plan to succeed, the GOP may need a better pitch to the middle class

Nov 8, 2017
Elections, it’s been said, have consequences, and last night’s local contests were no exception. The Republican losses come at an awkward time in the politics of the American economy — specifically, the tax overhaul plan the GOP’s trying to get through Congress. And even more specifically, in light of the results last night, making the […]

What it will take to end sexism on Wall Street

Nov 7, 2017
Change is coming from the ground up, not the CEOs, says author Sallie Krawcheck.
Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 11, 2016 in New York City.
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What the corruption arrests in Saudia Arabia mean for the economy

Nov 6, 2017
How will it affect efforts to modernize the country? Bloomberg investigative reporter Peter Waldman discusses it with us.
Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, second from left, arrested  more than 60 people over the weekend.
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Trump's Fed chair nominee is a lot like Yellen. So why replace her?

Nov 2, 2017
The key difference? Jerome Powell was selected by Trump and Yellen wasn't.
President Donald Trump nominated Jerome Powell for Federal Reserve chair.
AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Why Bill Ackman sees activist investing as a moral crusade

For the Pershing Square Capital Management CEO, activist investing is just as much a moral calling as it is a lucrative one
Bill Ackman attends the Hamptons International Film Festival SummerDocs Series screening of 'Betting On Zero' at Guild Hall on August 6, 2016 in East Hampton, New York.
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Botox is a multi-billion dollar, potentially deadly monopoly

The product comes from a substance so lethal that it could be used as a potential agent of bioterrorism.
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The National Association of Home Builders opposes the Republican tax bill

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, discusses why the group is against the tax bill.
A worker helps to build a townhome complex under construction on May 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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