Rick Henry Bio, Age, Height, WIS-TV, Net Worth, Income, Parents, and Spouse

Rick Henry Bio, Wiki

Rick Henry is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for WIS-TV serving the station as a  sports director. He has been working with this station since July 1988. 

Rick Henry Age

Henry manages to keep information regarding his dates of birth away from the limelight. An update of his age will be done once he has made the information public. However, judging from his appearance, he might be in his 50s.

Rick Henry Height/Measurements

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

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.

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Rick Henry  Career

Henry works at 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, Rick 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. Moreover, Henry 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 who 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.

Additionally, he 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.

Rick Henry  (CETA)

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.

Rick Henry’s Net Worth

In Henry’s career as a sports director, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

How Much Does Rick Henry Earn?

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Rick Henry’s Parents and Siblings

Henry was born and raised in the United States, he manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Rick Henry Spouse

Henry 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.

Rick Henry Kids

Henry is blessed with two kids, Apryl Henry Debrosse, and Brian Henry. He also has one grandson, Deen Debrosse. However, once available, an update regarding his children will be made.

Rick Henry WIS-TV

Henry works at WIS-TV where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Drew Aunkst
  2. Jamal Goss
  3. Intisar Faulkner
  4. Hannah Cumler
  5. Billie Jean Shaw
  6. Dawndy Mercer Plank
  7. Judi Gatson
  8. Sam Bleiweis
  9. Greg Adaline

Rick Henry  Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 11k followers, around 2k followers on his Facebook page, and about 1k followers on his Instagram account.