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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 from Sean (141)

Kai Explains

Where do earnings expectations come from?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Oct 29, 2019
Analysts estimate how a company will perform.
A trader works during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange,
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Distributor US Foods wants to put its own items on the menu, CEO says

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Oct 25, 2019
The company is one of the largest food service suppliers in the country. But to stand out in a competitive field, it's coming up with recipes, too.
"Logistics is a very important part of what we do," US Foods CEO Pietro Satriano says. "We have 6,000 trucks on the road."
Courtesy of US Foods

How Los Angeles Football Club became one of the hottest tickets in LA

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Oct 24, 2019
Five years ago, LAFC had an eight-person fan club. Now, the team sells out each home game.
Fans of Los Angeles FC cheer during the first half of a game between the Seattle Sounders and the Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium on April 21, 2019
Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The two-decade legal battle with DuPont over a toxic chemical

by Molly Wood and Sean McHenry Oct 15, 2019
In 2017, DuPont settled more than 3,500 personal injury lawsuits for roughly $670 million. The story is being turned into a movie.
Bridges spanning across the Ohio River are seen between West Virginia and Ohio, seen from Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the chemical PFOA leeched into the water supply.
Ivan Couronne/AFP/Getty Images
Kai Explains

What does the bond market tell us about the economy?

by Sean McHenry and Kai Ryssdal Sep 27, 2019
If you want to know what's going on in this economy, the bond market is a pretty good place to start.
Alex Wong/Getty Images
My Economy

How a college degree can change your relationship with your family

by Sean McHenry Sep 24, 2019
Heather Cantua Phillips owns more than both her parents combined, and that's put a strain on their relationship.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Building a marketplace for voices

by Sean McHenry Sep 5, 2019
The managing director of Voquent weighs in on the voice-over economy.
Miles Chicoine, left, founding managing director at Voquent.
Courtesy of Voquent

Economists want to end hotel room job interviews

by Sean McHenry and Kai Ryssdal Sep 4, 2019
For many American economists, hotel room job interviews used to be the norm. A new policy from the American Economic Association wants to change that.
One year ago, Ph.D. student Kathryn Holston wrote a memo criticizing interviews in hotel rooms at the American Economic Association's annual conference.
Courtesy of Kathryn Holston

Is the government ready to regulate the tech industry?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 30, 2019
At a town hall discussion moderated by Kai Ryssdal, the answer seemed to be "no."
Diane Katz, left, from the Heritage Foundation, and "Marketplace's" Kai Ryssdal, right, at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech town hall on July 16, in Aspen, Colorado.
Stuart Isett/FORTUNE

The economic realities in the heart of coal country

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 19, 2019
Jennifer Silva's book details the lives, fortunes and politics of people living in a Pennsylvania coal town.
A Donald Trump sign hangs in the window in the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border in 2018.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images