Multimedia journalist & content marketing leader

Steve Hendershot is a Chicago journalist who contributes to news publications including Crain's Chicago Business and WBEZ, as well as nonprofit magazines such as UIC Magazine, Illinois Tech Magazine, Engineering, Inc. (ACEC), Trajectory (USGIF) and MOVE Magazine (AAMVA). He's also a content marketer who contributes to brand publications from Staples, Adobe, Qualtrics, Epsilon and more. He also hosts the Project Management Institute's award-winning podcast, Projectified

Nintendo Life called Steve’s bestselling 2017 book about the video game series Street Fighter one of the top gaming books of all time. 

Steve operates Cedar Cathedral Narrative Studio and is a cofounder and partner at Low Octave Brand Foundations

Deeply reported and engagingly written. Rich in description, human connection, data and historical context ... this is truly impactful journalism.

— The Alliance of Area Business Publishers, on Steve's series on the Chicago City Council. (Winner of a 2024 AABP Gold Award, as well as a 2023 Peter J. Lisagor Award for excellence in Chicago journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists.)


  • Peter J. Lisagor Award (Society of Professional Journalists, Chicago)
  • Editorial Excellence "Gold" Award (Alliance of Area Business Publishers)
  • W3 Gold Award (Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts)
  • Content Marketing Awards (Content Marketing Assn.)
  • Best in Business Award (SABEW)
  • Jesse H. Neal Award (SIAA)

Featured On

  • WBEZ Radio
  • WGN Radio
  • WLS Radio
  • CAN-TV
  • Here Comes a New Challenger (2023 documentary)

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