Chuck Henry

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Chuck Mathers Henry
Born January 1, 1946 (1946-01) (age 68)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Journalist
Children 4 children

Chuck Henry (born January 1, 1946, in Los Angeles, California) is a Los Angeles television personality and a newscaster with over 35 years of news experience. Henry can be seen co-anchoring the 5, 6 and 11 PM newscasts on KNBC-TV. Before anchoring at KNBC, he worked for 19 years at KABC-TV, where he served as reporter, anchor, director and producer (1971-78, 82-93).[1]

Henry gained national attention in October 2003, when he and his cameraman were nearly killed in the field while shooting a report about California forest fires. Although the newspeople were told to leave by the fire department, a sudden change in wind direction prevented Henry from doing so. Their van was engulfed and lost to the fire and the team had to be rescued by the LAFD.[2]

Henry joined the NBC4 staff in January 1994, (just several days after his 48th birthday), replacing John Beard as anchor of the 4 P.M. news and also as a reporter. Later in 1997, Henry replaced Jess Marlow on the 6 P.M. newscast, which he continues to do every night in addition to the 5 P.M. and 11 P.M. newscasts after the retirement of Paul Moyer. Henry is also well known for hosting (and executive-producing) Travel Café, a travel program in which he flies all around the world highlighting food and travel. Travel Café, a two-time Emmy Award winner, was the first local (Los Angeles) TV series produced in HDTV and is also seen on the Travel Channel.

In 1989, Henry hosted a short-lived revival of the classic game show Now You See It on CBS.

From 1984 to 1991, Henry was the host and in 1988 added producer/director to the popular travel magazine program, “Eye on L.A.” He has visited every continent in the world as host of these programs, which he received several Emmys. [3]

Henry was previously a news anchor-reporter at WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned television station in Chicago, from 1978 to 1982. He began his career in broadcasting at KHVH-TV in Honolulu as news anchor-reporter from 1966 to 1971, with a short interval in Anchorage, Alaska, as a news anchor-reporter for KENI-TV from 1967 to 1968. [4]

Religion[edit]

Henry is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and is well-known to have spent several years as his congregation's Sunday school teacher.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/newsteam/Chuck_Henry_.html
  2. ^ http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-3285440/Tales-From-the-Fire-Line.html
  3. ^ http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/newsteam/Chuck_Henry_.html
  4. ^ http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/newsteam/Chuck_Henry_.html
  5. ^ Famous Mormons in the Media

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