Rick Henry Biography
Rick Henry is a well-known American Emmy Award-winning Journalist. He is an anchor/reporter and sports director for WIS-TV. He joined the station in July 1988. Being an award-winning Journalist, he was named 1999 Sportscaster of the Year by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. His sportscast in 2005 was selected s the best in South Carolina by the Associated Press. Moreover, he has received two prestigious Emmy Awards.
In 1998, he was named to the University of South Carolina College of Journalism’s “Diamond Circle” joining a national group of esteemed individuals chosen for outstanding contributions to their field. He was named CETA Director of Chesterfield, County, SC in 1980. CETA, The Comprehensive Employment Training Act was a program designed to train workers and provide them with jobs in public service. The program offered to work with low incomes and long-term unemployed as well as summer jobs for low-income high school students.
In addition, he is active in the community. And thus he was named Man of the Year by both the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Florence. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ray Tanner Foundation. This is an organization founded by USC baseball coach Ray Tanner and his wife Karen to help children in need. Furthermore, he served on the 200 Years of Gamecock Basketball Committee. And has helped plan a celebration and served as the Master of Ceremony for an event honoring former USC basketball players and coaches.
Rick Henry Education
He received his education at McBee High School, the school’s first African-American Valedictorian where he graduated in 1973. After graduating from high school, he attended The University of South Carolina where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1977. He finished his USC career by being named an Outstanding Senior. At USC, he was the President of the USC chapter of The National Pan-Hellenic Council Board(Governing body for all Black fraternities and sororities), Intramural football, basketball, and softball. Also, he participated in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society.
Rick Henry Career
He works for WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina. He joined WIS-TV as an anchor/reporter. In 1996, he became the station’s Sports Director. From July 1998 to July 1996, he served as an assistant Sports Director for WIS-TV. And since June 1996 he has been working as the station’s Sports Director. Rick started his television career at WPDE-TV in Florence, South Carolina. There, he served as the sports director from July 1981 to July 1988. While working there, he did play-by-play for an ABC telecast of a college football game between South Carolina State and Grambling. He then started his broadcasting job in Hartsville, South Carolina at WHSC Radio as a radio announcer.
In addition to his duties as a disk jockey, he did play-by-play for high school basketball and baseball games. He worked at WHSC Radio from December 1978 to October 1980. From October 1980 to June 1981, he worked as a CETA Director for Chester County, SC. He then worked as a Mapper/Appraiser for Chesterfield County, SC Tax Assessor’s Office from September 1977 to October 1980. In his sports career, he has covered some of the biggest sporting events including The Super Bowl, The 1996 Summer Olympics, The Masters, The Ryder Cup, The World Series, The Daytona 500, The NCAA Basketball tournament, and the NBA Playoffs.
Rick Henry Age
He likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 60s.
Rick Henry Height
He stands at an approximate height of 5ft 9 inches (1.75m) tall.
Rick Henry Family
He was born to his parents James R. Henry Sr. (Father) a factory worker, and Nancy Henry (Mother) a teacher. It is not known if Rick has any siblings.
Rick Henry Wife
He is married to the love of his life Perrene. His wife works with Special Needs students at Dutch Fork High School. But it is not known when they married. He and his wife are blessed with two kids, Apryl Henry Debrosse, and Brian Henry. Also, Rick is the grandfather to Deen Debrosse.
Rick Henry’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million which he has earned through being a sports director.
Rick Henry Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500.
Rick Henry WIS-TV
Rick works at WIS-TV where he works alongside other WIS-TV sports anchors, reporters, anchors, and meteorologists including;
- Drew Aunkst
- Jamal Goss
- Intisar Faulkner
- Hannah Cumler
- Billie Jean Shaw
- Dawndy Mercer Plank
- Judi Gatson
- Sam Bleiweis
- Greg Adaline