Former News writer Henderson named to Kentucky journalism Hall of Fame
Former Detroit News staff writer Angelo Henderson is to be inducted into the 2016 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
While he was the deputy Detroit bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for his detailed feature article about a Detroit druggist who killed an armed robber. He is the only African-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize at The Wall Street Journal.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Henderson graduated in 1985 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Henderson also studied magazine publishing at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and studied leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Business School and at Harvard’s Divinity School.
Henderson, hosted the morning weekday show, “Your Voice with Angelo Henderson,” on WCHB and was a former reporter at the Courier-Journal in Louisville and the St. Petersburg Times in Florida.
Created by the University of Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association in 1980, the Hall of Fame is housed in the School of Journalism and Media in the Grehan Journalism Building on the Lexington campus. He will be inducted April 19 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Henderson, who died in 2014, will be inducted with seven other journalists.
Created by the University of Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association in 1980, the Hall of Fame recognizes Kentucky natives that have made major contributions to the journalism world.