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
Rick’s Age , Date and place of Birth is not known, this section shall be updated once information is available .
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 .
He 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 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 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 . He was 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 free time , He 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 Salary
Rick Salary is estimated to be between 45,000 USD to 110,500 USD annualy .
Rick Henry Net Worth
Rick Net Worth is estimated to be between 1 Million USD to 5 Million USD which he has earned through his career as a journalist .
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 his wife Perrene , who works with Special Needs students at Dutch Fork High School . The couple are blessed with two children , Apryl Henry Debrosse and Brian Henry . They also have one grandson , Deen Debrosse .
Rick Henry Education
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 Henry Achievements
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 to 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 .