Rick Henry Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, WIS-TV, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Rick is an American journalist who serves as  a Sports Director for WIS. He first joined WIS in 1988 as an anchor/reporter.

Rick Henry Biography

Rick is an American journalist who serves as a Sports Director for WIS. He first joined WIS in 1988 as an anchor/reporter. He became Sports Director in 1996.

Rick Henry Age

Henry likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 50’s.

Rick Henry Height

Henry stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Rick Henry Family

Rick is the son of James R. Henry, Sr (father) a factory worker, and Mrs. Nancy Henry, who was a teacher. It is also not known if Rick has any siblings.

Rick Henry Wife

Henry is happily married to the love of his life Perrene who works with Special Needs students at Dutch Fork High School. The couple is blessed with two children, Apryl Henry Debrosse, and Brian Henry. They also have one grandson, Deen Debrosse.

Rick Henry Net Worth

Henry has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.

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Rick Henry Salary

Henry earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Henry.

How old is Rick Henry? Not Available
How tall is Rick Henry? 5 feet 9 inches
Who is Rick Henry married to? Perrene
How much money does Rick Henry earn?   $45,000 – $110,500
How much is Rick Henry worth? $1 Million – $5 Million

Rick Henry Career

Rick began his broadcast career as Sports Director at WPDE-TV in Florence, South Carolina, in 1981. He was the first African-American to hold the position of Sports Director at a television station in South Carolina.

Rick conducted play-by-play for an ABC telecast of a college football game between South Carolina State and Grambling while working for WPDE.

His first radio employment was with WHSC in Hartsville, South Carolina. He conducted play-by-play for High School basketball and baseball games in addition to his duties as a disc jockey.

Rick is a journalist that has won numerous awards. The South Carolina Broadcasters Association named him Sportscaster of the Year in 1999. The Associated Press named his Sportscast as the best in South Carolina in 2005.

Rick has also been honored with two Emmy nominations.

Rick was inducted into the “Diamond Circle” of the University of South Carolina College of Journalism in 1998, joining a national group of distinguished persons selected for excellent achievements in their field.

Rick has covered 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 graduated from McBee High School in 1973. He was the first African-American Valedictorian at the school. In 1977, he graduated from The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. He was selected Outstanding Senior at USC at the end of his career.

Rick was appointed CETA Director for Chesterfield County, South Carolina, in 1980. The Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) was a program that aimed to train employees and place them in public-sector positions. The program provided low-wage workers and the long-term unemployed with work, as well as summer opportunities for low-wage high school students.

Rick is involved in the community as well. Both the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Florence named him Man of the Year. He is a member of the Ray Tanner Foundation’s Board of Directors, which was formed by USC baseball coach Ray Tanner and his wife Karen to benefit underprivileged youngsters. Rick was also a member of the Gamecock Basketball Committee for the 100th Anniversary. He assisted in the planning of a celebration commemorating past USC basketball players and coaches and acted as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and working out. His wife Perrene works with Special Needs students at Dutch Fork High School. Rick and Perrene, have two children, Apryl Henry Debrosse and Brian Henry. They also have one grandson, Deen Debrosse.

Rick Henry WIS-TV

Henry is currently working at WIS-TV where he works alongside other famous WIS-TV anchors and reporters including;

  1. Adam Clark
  2. Von Gaskin
  3. Kevin Armone
  4. Dominic Brown
  5. Joe Gorchow
  6. Chris Joseph
  7. Adam Mintzer
  8. Drew Aunkst
  9. Madeline Cuddihy
  10. Hannah Cumler
  11. Alicia Barnes
  12. Leland Pinder
  13. Dawndy Mercer Plank
  14. Judi Gatson
  15. Sam Bleiweis
  16. Greg Adeline

Rick Henry Social Media Platforms

Henry is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 11k followers on Twitter, over 500 followers on Instagram, and over 2k followers on Facebook.


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