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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Newspaper Columnist
Radio Host

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Crab
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
Amazing.

Birthplace

Born:
10/14/1962
Birth Location:
Louisville, Kentucky

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Newspaper Columnist
Radio Host

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Crab
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
Amazing.

Birthplace

Born:
10/14/1962
Birth Location:
Louisville
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Biography

After graduating from the University of Kentucky in Lexington with a degree in Journalism, Angelo Henderson first got a job in 1995 working for the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Florida. He worked as a beat reporter and a business writer. He then moved on to the Louisville Courier-Journal where he continued to cover business before joining the staff of the Wall Street Journal's Detroit Bureau.

His first assignment at the Wall Street Journal was reporting on U.S. operations of non-American car companies. Eighteen months later, he moved to covering the Chrysler Corporation, writing on everything from labor talks to new car models. In 1997, he was appointed deputy Detroit Bureau Chief. This position called on him to write stories and manage reporters. In 1999, Henderson began writing exclusively for Page One of the Wall Street Journal. That year, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished feature writing. His prize-winning story, "Crime Scene", detailed the lives affected by an attempted drug store robbery that ended in the robber's death. In 2001, he joined The Detroit News as the special projects reporter. He travels the United States reporting on race, crime, and urban issues, giving a voice to many who have become voiceless.

Henderson was the recipient of several other journalism awards including the Detroit Press Club Award, the Unity Award for Excellence in minority reporting for Public Affairs/Social Issues, and the National Association of Black Journalists Award for outstanding coverage of the black condition. He served two terms as the parliamentarian of the National Association of Black Journalists. Henderson also serves as a deacon at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and is a member of the gospel group Marc Ivory and the Excelled Praise Singers. He and his wife, Felecia, and their son, Angelo, resided in Pontiac, Michigan.

Henderson passed away on February 15, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Angelo Henderson lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Angelo Henderson describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Angelo Henderson talks about his parents' occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Angelo Henderson describes being raised by his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Angelo Henderson describes his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Angelo Henderson describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Angelo Henderson describes his interests and activities as a youth
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Angelo Henderson talks about grade school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Angelo Henderson talks about his childhood mentors and role models
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Angelo Henderson describes why he moved to Oakland, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Angelo Henderson compares Oakland, California and Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Angelo Henderson describes his schooling experiences in Oakland, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Angelo Henderson talks about the teachers that influenced him
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Angelo Henderson describes the minister who influenced him
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Angelo Henderson describes his experiences living with his sister in Oakland, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 17 - Angelo Henderson describes attending Louisville Male High School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 1 Story: 18 - Angelo Henderson talks about participating in The National High School Institute's Cherub Program at the Medill School of Journalism, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 19 - Angelo Henderson talks about participating in The National High School Institute's Cherub Program at the Medill School of Journalism, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Angelo Henderson describes his sister
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Angelo Henderson describes how his father, mother, and sister shaped his personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Angelo Henderson describes why his sister moved to California and became a teacher
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Angelo Henderson describes how The National High School Institute's Cherub Program at the Medill School of Journalism impacted him
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Angelo Henderson describes how participating in the Urban Journalism Workshop inspired him to attend the University of Kentucky
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Angelo Henderson talks about writing for the University of Kentucky newspaper, the "Kentucky Colonel"
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Angelo Henderson describes his summer internship at WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Angelo Henderson talks about his summer internship at the "Wall Street Journal" in Cleveland, Ohio and his independent study course at the University of Kentucky
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Angelo Henderson describes working at "The Herald Leader" and attending job fairs as a student at the University of Kentucky
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Angelo Henderson describes how he was hired at the "St. Petersburg Times"
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Angelo Henderson talks about his summer internship with the Magic Kingdom College Program at Walt Disney World
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Angelo Henderson describes moving to Florida to work at the "St. Petersburg Times"
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Angelo Henderson describes his experiences working at the "St. Petersburg Times", pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 14 - Angelo Henderson describes his experiences working at the "St. Petersburg Times", pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 15 - Angelo Henderson talks about developing a relationship with God
  • Tape: 2 Story: 16 - Angelo Henderson talks about transitioning from writing business news to neighborhood news at the "St. Petersburg Times"
  • Tape: 2 Story: 17 - Angelo Henderson describes the series on crack cocaine he wrote for the "St. Petersburg Times"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Angelo Henderson describes working at the "St. Petersburg Times"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Angelo Henderson describes challenges he faced working at "The St. Petersburg Times"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Angelo Henderson describes how building a relationship with God impacted him
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Angelo Henderson describes his experiences working at the "Courier Journal"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Angelo Henderson describes meeting and marrying his wife, Felicia Henderson
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Angelo Henderson talks about the African American entrepreneurial and business communities in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Angelo Henderson describes the minority business community in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Angelo Henderson describes the connections between the business and politics communities in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Angelo Henderson describes being hired at "The Wall Street Journal"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Angelo Henderson describes his first front page story for "The Wall Street Journal"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Angelo Henderson describes his experiences working for the Detroit Bureau of "The Wall Street Journal"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Angelo Henderson describes being promoted to Bureau Chief for the Detroit Bureau of "The Wall Street Journal"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Angelo Henderson talks about some of the stories he wrote for Page 1 of "The Wall Street Journal"
  • Tape: 3 Story: 14 - Angelo Henderson describes a story he wrote for the "Wall Street Journal" about African American funeral homes
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Angelo Henderson talks about the historical significance of the African American funeral home and church fan industries
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Angelo Henderson describes a story he wrote for the "Wall Street Journal" about how African American entrepreneurs manage race
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Angelo Henderson describes a story he wrote for the "Wall Street Journal" about urban kidnapping
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Angelo Henderson talks about urban kidnapping
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Angelo Henderson talks about winning the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Feature Writing in 1999, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Angelo Henderson talks about winning the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Feature Writing in 1999, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Angelo Henderson describes the inspiration for his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Crime Scene"
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Angelo Henderson describes writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Crime Scene", pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Angelo Henderson describes writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Crime Scene", pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Angelo Henderson describes writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Crime Scene", pt. 3
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Angelo Henderson describes how the subject of his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Crime Scene", felt about killing someone
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Angelo Henderson describes his responsibilities as a journalist
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Angelo Henderson describes the impact winning the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Feature Writing had on his career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Angelo Henderson describes the challenges he faced as a reporter
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Angelo Henderson talks about being transparent in his writing and reporting
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Angelo Henderson talks about the subjects of his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Crime Scene"
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Angelo Henderson talks about working as a special projects reporter at the "Detroit News"
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Angelo Henderson talks about his morning radio talk show, "Inside Detroit"
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Angelo Henderson talks about the books he is writing
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Angelo Henderson talks about being a Deacon at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and attending Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Angelo Henderson describes how attending Ecumenical Theological Seminary changed his understanding of how people relate to God
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Angelo Henderson describes how his mother reacted to his winning a Pulitzer Prize
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Angelo Henderson talks about his legacy and how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Angelo Henderson talks about his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 13 - Angelo Henderson talks about the importance of living a balanced life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 14 - Angelo Henderson shares his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 15 - Angelo Henderson shares his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 16 - Angelo Henderson talks about the importance of entrepreneurship in the African American community