Ted Henry Wiki
Ted Henry is a retired television news anchor whose career spanned 44 years in the Northeast Ohio area, most notably as the primary news anchor on Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS channel 5.
Ted Henry Biography
Henry was born in Canton, Ohio, the son of a local hardware shop proprietor and his wife during the baby boom generation in 1945. Henry actually received his first job in broadcasting as a student at Central Catholic High School-recording a commercial for the hardware store of his father (an ad Henry admits was “really bad”).
Henry attended Walsh University (then Walsh College) after graduating from high school in 1963 and moved to Kent State University a year later, studying telecommunications. In 1968, he was going to graduate from KSU. Henry was in graduate school at Kent State University after graduating from college, and later at Cleveland State University. Ted entered the Peace Corps at one point in his early twenties, serving overseas for more than two years in a tiny country village of the third world, Caazapa, in Paraguay.
Ted Henry Age
He was born in 1945 Canton, Ohio, United States. He grew up in Canton, has anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts since 1975.
Ted Henry Net Worth
His net worth is under review.
Ted Henry WEWS Channel 5
Shortly after college, Henry worked for Akron, Ohio TV station WAKR-TV 23 as a reporter and weather forecaster, and after returning from his Peace Corps service, Henry worked as a public reporter at sister stations WKBN AM 570 and WKBN-TV 27 in Youngstown, Ohio.
Henry went to Cleveland in 1972 and started working at WEWS. First, he served as the weatherman for the weekend (Henry would admit in subsequent years that he would use forecasts from a Detroit radio station to base his prediction off as he had no background in weather reporting). He’d work his way up to journalist, news show producer at 11 p.m., then anchor the news at the weekend,
In 1975 he became the weekly news anchor, serving 34 years in that post until his retirement in 2009, working with 13separate co-anchors over that period. During his WEWS career, Henry would make countless global journeys to cover stories, including Germany covering the fall of the Berlin Wall, Rome covering Pope John Paul II’s death, and six journeys to Israel.
Ted Henry Retirement
Longtime WEWS Channel 5 anchor Ted Henry is retiring after 37 years at the station, it was announced Thursday.
Henry, 63, said he and wife Jody Cleary will spend more time traveling the world meeting and learning from spiritual leaders. He said they will divide their time between India, California, and Cleveland. “I leave with feelings of satisfaction, fulfillment and with expectations for an enjoyable retirement of continued learning,” he said in an email Thursday to colleagues.
When Henry asked general manager Viki Regan to lunch in February, she expected him to pitch story ideas and was surprised to learn he was thinking about retirement. “It’s not something we were looking for at this time,” she said. The station has not begun searching for his replacement, Regan said. “He’s had a tremendous, one-of-a-kind role in a wonderful market at an incredible television station,” Regan said.
She said it was “premature” to speculate whether Channel 5 would make Harris the sole anchor. In December, WKYC Channel 3 named Romona Robinson its sole anchor after Tim White left. Channel 5 is a station with a storied past, but in recent years it has struggled to carve out an audience and a strong identity. Ratings for the evening newscasts lagged during November’s sweeps.
Channel 5 broadcasting icon Dorothy Fuldheim inspired Henry as a boy to think about a career in television, he said in the email. His path began in 1964 when he worked as a news reporter and talk-show host for a radio station in Canton. In 1968, he graduated from Kent State University with a degree in telecommunications, and he worked for radio stations in Canton and Akron. After a stint in the Peace Corps, Henry worked in Youngstown and moved to Cleveland in 1972 to join Channel 5. He was named weekday evening anchor three years later.