Chuck Henry is co-anchor of NBC4 Southern California’s NBC4 News at 5p.m., 6p.m. and 11p.m.. Joining the station in 1994, his most recent news stories can be seen here.
Known for his versatility, Henry has been lauded for both his hard news reports and for his lighter stories. He was one of the only television reporters allowed to visit and report from “the most bombed place on Earth,” the Nevada Test Site that was ground zero in America’s nuclear testing program. Henry’s report on security weaknesses on the backside of the Los Angeles Airport prompted the City Council to hire expert security consultants from Israel to assess and fix the problems. To expose the plight of domestic violence victims, Henry was the only reporter ever to be allowed into the secret Good Shepard Shelter and granted interviews with residents and managing staff.
His feature series “Rock ‘N Roll Treasure,” which highlighted an insider’s treasure trove of never before seen photos and memorabilia of rock icons landed Henry a Golden Mike, Los Angeles Press Club Award and Los Angeles Emmy nomination. He also was the only reporter to find and reveal the whereabouts of the original Grauman Chinese Theater footprints of Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman. Henry’s 2009 body of work earned him the Los Angeles Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Reporting, which he received from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010.
Prior to joining NBC4, Henry was a news anchor/reporter for KABC-TV in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1993 and from 1971-1978. He also served in a number of other positions at the station including director of specials and producer.
From 1978 to 1982, Henry was an anchor and reporter at NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV in Chicago. He began his career in broadcasting in 1966 at KHVH-TV in Honolulu, where he was a reporter and anchor. He also worked briefly at KENI-TV in Anchorage, Alaska.
In addition to his work in local news, Henry was the executive producer and host of the Emmy award-winning "Travel Café,” a half-hour program that examines interesting places, cultures and cuisines. From 1984 to 1991, Henry was the host and producer of the popular travel magazine program, “Eye on L.A.” He has visited virtually every continent in the world as host of these programs.
Henry has won dozens of awards and honors for his work as an anchor, host, reporter, director and producer. These include Los Angeles Area Emmys, Golden Mikes, Los Angeles Press Club Awards and a national Cable Ace Award for Best Host of a Series.
A native of Los Angeles, Henry is married and has four children.