YPSILANTI – Detroit Free Press journalist Stephen Henderson knows Detroit. A native Detroiter, Henderson works and lives in the city, and often speaks about its pressing issues.
Henderson, an editorial page editor for the Free Press, will present, “Detroit: Is There Life After Bankruptcy?” at Eastern Michigan University Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. in room 216, Pray- Harrold classroom building.
The event is one of three programs in “The Future of Urban Michigan” series, sponsored by Eastern Michigan’s political science department.
A 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner, Henderson was awarded the coveted prize for commentary for his analysis of Detroit’s collapse and the plight of its citizens. In addition to the Pulitzer, his work has been honored with more than a dozen national awards.
Henderson joined the Detroit Free Press in January 2009. Prior to that, he was a reporter, editorial writer and editor at the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. He also has worked at the Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court from 2003-2007.
Henderson hosts a weekly talk show, “American Black Journal,” and co-hosts the weekly news wrap-up show “MiWeek,” both on Detroit Public Television.
He lives in Detroit with his wife, Christine, and two children, Oscar and Eleanor.