Longtime NBC4 reporter/anchor Chuck Henry was honored Friday by the Los Angeles City Council.

“Chuck, without a doubt, has been and is a class act. He is a man of integrity, a man that has chased the types of stories that need to be chased,” Council President Herb Wesson said in declaring it “Chuck Henry Day” in the city of Los Angeles.

The council honor came a day before the broadcaster is scheduled to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California at the 68th annual Golden Mike Awards, and several days after he was feted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Henry, who joined Channel 4 in 1994 after working at stations in Hawaii, Alaska and Chicago, has won dozens of awards and honors for his work in journalism.

“In this moment I have to think of my parents, who would really enjoy this moment. They are Los Angeles natives,” Henry said. “They grew up on Western Avenue. My parents went to Manual Arts High School, and I was born probably a mile and a half from here over at the California Hospital. The roots in Los Angeles are deep and they will always be deep, and for a chance to come and work here and spend my career in Los Angeles has been a dream come true.”

–City News Service

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