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 (170)

Hungry and broke? We've got a cookbook for you, millennials

Miranda Berman and Gabi Moskowitz want to hold your hand in the kitchen.
The "Someday I'll Be Rich Rice and Beans" from a new cookbook by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman.
Bridget Bodnar / Marketplace

Trump's NAFTA negotiations see opposition from the business sector

Oct 10, 2017
In the midst of NAFTA negotiations, a schism has grown between President Trump and the business sector. Tom Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce — called the Trump administration’s negotiating tactics…

The diplomatic approach to North Korea is a long game

Oct 9, 2017
Felicia Schwartz of the Wall Street Journal reports on how the State Department has been quietly pressuring Pyongyang. But don't expect results any time soon.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens during a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York City about nuclear non-proliferation in September.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Changing the way we measure inflation could boost Social Security benefits

Using an index that's representative of retirees would mean a bigger monthly check, but it's a tough sell.
Social Security checks are placed in bins before they are mailed at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia in 20005.
William Thomas Caine/Getty Images

The CHIP funding cliff could cost thousands of kids their health insurance

Oct 6, 2017
CHIP helped insure 9 million children, and its funding expired last month. What happens next depends on where you live.
University of Miami Pediatrician, Dr. Gwen Wurm, does a checkup on Christina Brownlee, 5, at the University of Miami Pediatric clinic October 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Are we spending enough on disaster preparation?

Sep 15, 2017
We spend a lot of money dealing with the disaster in front of us, but what about preparing for the next one?
Floodwaters from Hurricane Irma recede September 13, 2017 in Middleburg, Florida. Flooding in town from the Black Creek topped the previous high water mark by about seven feet and water entered the second story of many homes. 
Sean Rayford/Getty Images

The Cassini mission has ended, but its legacy remains

Sep 15, 2017
After 20 years, the Cassini spacecraft has met its end — and NASA is already looking at the next horizon.
A computer-animated still showing the Cassini spacecraft in its final orbit. After 13 years, the spacecraft ended its mission and began a final descent into Saturn's atmosphere, where it burned up.  
Courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab

Dealing with identity theft can cost you — but should it?

Aug 11, 2017
We often talk about cyber security as a way to prevent other people from accessing your personal information, but what can you do if the worst actually happens? That’s what David Lazarus had to find out after someone used his…

Koch brothers are silent investors in "Wonder Woman"

Aug 10, 2017
One hears a lot that in its politics, Hollywood tends toward the liberal. The Kansas-based Koch brothers (whose company is an on-again, off-again underwriter of this program) tend toward conservative politics. And one would imagine that the twain would never meet. But…

"South Africa's economy is in dire straits" with no short-term fix

Aug 9, 2017
In South Africa, there’s political disquiet this week along with economic discontent. The South African parliament tried and failed to oust President Jacob Zuma in a secret-ballot vote of no confidence. While the failure wasn’t a shock, the final vote…