Judges

Stephen Henderson

Executive Editor, BridgeDetroit and Host, WDET, public radio Detroit and DPTV, Detroit Public Television
Regional Judge

Stephen Henderson is the executive editor of BridgeDetroit, a nonprofit non-profit news and engagement organization focused on lifting up the issues that Detroiters themselves identify as important to their lives. He hosts the daily radio show "Detroit Today" on WDET, Detroit’s public radio station. And he is the host of the weekly talk show “American Black Journal" and a contributor to "One Detroit," both on Detroit Public Television. Previously, he was the editorial page editor and a columnist for the Detroit Free Press.

Henderson worked as a reporter, editorial writer and editor at The Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and the Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court from 2003-2007.

Henderson’s work has been honored with more than a dozen national awards, including the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, the 2014 Scripps Howard Award, the 2001 ASNE writing award for editorials, several National Headliner Awards and two Sigma Delta Chi prizes. He was also the National Association of Black Journalists’ pick for Journalist of the Year in 2014.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a former editorial page editor of The Michigan Daily, the school’s 125-year-old daily student newspaper.