Taylor Henry

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Taylor Henry is a professional journalist and is the Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations with the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services based in Washington, D.C.[1]

Personal[edit]

Taylor Henry received his bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy from Spring Hill College[2] and his graduate degree in Mass Communication from the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama.[3]

Professional[edit]

Taylor Henry worked as a journalist with WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana between 1981 and 1986.[4] Afterwards, Henry worked for WDSU-TV, New Orleans. During his tenure with WDSU-TV Henry was named a defendant in a criminal court case regarding his exclusive interview with Frank Smith, who was accused of arson. The interview resulted in federal prosecutors issuing a subpoena for the unaired portions of the recorded interview to use as evidence against Smith. Henry and WDSU-TV successfully fought the subpoena,[5] though the case was eventually overturned by the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that reporters enjoy no privilege protecting them from legally compelled disclosure of nonconfidential information in criminal cases—leading some to refer to it as an important First Amendment case.[6] Henry has also worked as a correspondent for CNN in both Los Angeles and Tokyo,[7] News Director at KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana, and served as Executive Producer of News for WGNO-TV, New Orleans from 2008-2009.[citation needed]

While Henry was News Director at KNOE-TV, the station won a 2008 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its 4-part series, “Names, Ranks & Serial Plunder: the National Guard and Katrina,” about Louisiana National Guard troops who looted New Orleans stores and homes they were deployed to protect during the 2005 Hurricane. Henry was credited as the producer, reporter and writer of the series.[8]

In 2011, after serving on Capitol Hill as Communications Director for Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA)[9] and United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA),[10] Henry joined the Catholic Archidiocese for the Military Services based in Washington, D.C., where he is Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations.

Awards[edit]

In addition to his Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, Henry has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence from the Radio and Television News Directors Association.[11]

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