Monday, February 17, 2014

R.I.P.: Detroit Talk Personality Angelo B. Henderson

Angelo B. Henderson
Detroit radio icon and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Angelo B. Henderson died early Saturday at his Pontiac home.

He was 51, according to The Detroit News.

The cause of death is unknown. His death was confirmed by his wife, Felecia D. Henderson.

Henderson was the host of “Your Voice with Angelo Henderson,” on WCHB 1200 AM, one of Detroit’s most popular news talk radio shows owned by Radio One Detroit. He is also the founder of Angelo Ink, a writing, speaking and media consulting firm.

“Angelo was a strong pillar in the community, I am saddened by his untimely passing and he will be greatly missed by the entire Detroit community and his Radio One Detroit family,” stated Kathy Stinehour, V.P./General Manager.

According to the WCHB website, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Angelo B. Henderson was a print and broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He was an active proponent for the betterment of the Detroit community and was recognized as such.  Also known as “Rev. Angelo,” because he was ordained in ministry by Dr. Charles G. Adams in December 2003.

He was the Director of Community Outreach at Triumph Church, he was also the co-founder of The Detroit 300, and he was named one of the “Men of Excellence 2011” by the Michigan Chronicle, and was recognized as WXYZ Channel 7’s “Person of the Week” as part of its Detroit 20/20 feature.  Most recently Angelo was celebrated as the 2013-2014 “Humanitarian of the Year” by My Sister’s Keeper, a non-profit that helps battered women shelters.

Radio One management issued a statement saying "At this time our hearts and prayers are with his wife, son, extended family and his radio family. During the upcoming week we will be honoring our friend and colleague on all four stations in various ways."

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