Friday November 27 , 2015
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Branding In Detroit, I’ve watched the newspapers cut deliveries to three days a week and lay off my friends and former colleagues. And across the nation, pink slips are flying and more journalists are unemployed or underemployed. We shouldn’t be surprised. Since 2001, newspapers have lost nearly 10,000 journalists. While Latinos, Asians and Native Americans have made staffing gains in that time, the share of African-Americans has dropped 18.3%. In this decade, minority staffing in television has remained flat and, in radio, has dropped nearly 4% over the decade.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize   Working as deputy Detroit bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, Angelo B. Henderson was honored with the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished feature writing. His dramatic narrative detailed the lives affected by an attempted drugstore robbery that ended in the robber’ s death. The Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award given for journalistic excellence, is presented annually by Columbia University in New York City. He is the 22nd African American to win this award since its inception in 1917. He joins the ranks of literary giants Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and the late Gwendolyn Brooks.
Biography News radio host. Writer. Freelancer. Media consultant. Freelancer. Media consultant. Former National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) national officer and board member as well as chapter president. A success in the newsroom and the world outside it. Angelo B. Henderson, a print and broadcast journalist for 24 years, is a former two-term NABJ Parliamentarian and two-term NABJ chapter president. He remains the only African-American reporter to win the Pulitzer Prize at The Wall Street Journal, where he wrote exclusively for Page One after working his way from staff writer to senior staff writer to Detroit Deputy Bureau Chief. He's currently the host of one of Detroit’s most popular radio news talk shows at Radio One Detroit – host of “Your Voice with Angelo Henderson” from 10 a. m. to 1 p.m. on Newstalk AM 1200 WCHB as well as 99.9FM Monday through Friday. He also is president of Angelo Ink, a writing, speaking and media consulting firm.


Angelo struck me as a dynamo.

Sholnn Freeman

Sholnn Freeman, former Washington Post reporter

I first met Angelo in 1999 while interviewing for a job at the Detroit bureau of the Wall Street Journal. Angelo struck me as a dynamo. He was a Pulitzer-Prize winning feature writer who wrote only for the page one.

At the height of all this, he left the paper to answer a spiritual calling. But he never lost his connection to the profession. I remember a period where he studied for a divinity degree at night and then rose at 4 a.m. to co-host a Detroit drive-time radio show that covered politics. At a time of mounting chaos in our industry, Angelo shows how with creativity, hard work and spirit we can cut our own paths as journalists and come out bigger than what we were before.


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Angelo hosts Your Voice every Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm ET. Click here to listen live!