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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 (159)

How We Shop

Shopping in the gig economy after retirement

by Sean McHenry Dec 13, 2019
One retiree earns a little extra with a shopping app.
Shipt bags on display.
Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

The Fed may have been wrong about the economy for years

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Dec 11, 2019
2019 saw a major shift in monetary policy. Does that mean the Fed has been wrong about the economy for years?
Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks following the final FOMC meeting of 2019.
Alex Wong/Getty

In a currency war, everyone loses

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Dec 2, 2019
When countries tried to undercut each other to gain a trade advantage between world wars, it led to global inflation, a University of Michigan professor says.
A U.S. dollar and Brazilian two real note.
Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images
The Season

How much does the holiday retail season matter? Ask these retailers.

by Sean McHenry Nov 25, 2019
Marketplace checks in with three small business retailers throughout the holiday season.
Inside of Dean's Sweets, which Kristin Thalheimer Bingham co-owns with her husband, Dean.
Melissa Mullen Photography
How We Shop

How accessibility dictates how we shop

by Sean McHenry Nov 22, 2019
Why one Georgia woman uses catalogs instead of going to the store.
Photo courtesy of Mark FInlay.
My Economy

Painting the ski industry, one trail map at a time

by Sean McHenry Nov 20, 2019
If you've gone skiing in the last 30 years, there's a good chance you've used a trail map painted by James Niehues.
James Niehues works in his home studio in Parker, Colorado.
Lindsay Pierce Morgan

Why Peloton users might give the company a competitive edge

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Nov 18, 2019
People who feel alienated from fitness companies like SoulCycle are finding a place at Peloton — and that may help the company's bottom line.
Peloton advertisements often feature luxury apartments, but its users come from different walks of life.
Courtesy of Peloton

Atlanta Fed president: "Slower [economy] doesn't necessarily portend a crisis"

by Kai Ryssdal, Daisy Palacios, and Sean McHenry Nov 14, 2019
Raphael Bostic explains why consumer psychology keeps him up at night.
"The longer these expansions are able to go, that provides more opportunity for the last ones in," says Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace
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