Rick Henry Biography
Rick Henry is an American journalist who serves WIS as the sports director since 1996. He joined the station in 1988 as an anchor and reporter. Further, he has served the station for more than 3 decades. Previously, he served WPDE in Florence, South Carolina as the sports director for more than half a decade.
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.
Rick Henry Salary
Henry earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Rick Henry Education
Henry graduated from McBee High School in 1973. Additionally, 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. Further, he was selected Outstanding Senior at USC at the end of his career.
Rick Henry Career
Henry serves WIS as the sports director since 1996. He joined the station in 1988 as an anchor and reporter. Further, he has served the station for more than 3 decades. Previously, he served WPDE in Florence, South Carolina as the sports director for more than half a decade.
This is where he began his broadcast career as sports director in 1981. Further, he was the first African-American to hold the position of Sports Director at a television station in South Carolina. Apart from that, he conducted a 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. Moreover, 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 attained two Emmy nominations. Henry served the “Diamond Circle” of the University of South Carolina College of Journalism as an inductee in 1998. Hence, he joined 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. Furthermore, he 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. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Ray Tanner Foundation’s Board of Directors, formed by USC baseball coach Ray Tanner and his wife Karen to benefit underprivileged youngsters.
Also, he served as a member of the Gamecock Basketball Committee for the 100th Anniversary. In addition, he assisted in the planning of a celebration commemorating past USC basketball players and coaches.
Further, he 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 working at WIS-TV where he works alongside other famous WIS-TV anchors and reporters including;
- Adam Clark
- Von Gaskin
- Kevin Armone
- Dominic Brown
- Joe Gorchow
- Chris Joseph
- Adam Mintzer
- Drew Aunkst
- Madeline Cuddihy
- Hannah Cumler
- Alicia Barnes
- Leland Pinder
- Dawndy Mercer Plank
- Judi Gatson
- Sam Bleiweis
- 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.