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Angelo Henderson

Angelo Henderson

2016

As deputy Detroit bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, he won the 1999 feature writing Pulitzer Prize for his portrait of a druggist driven to violence after encountering an armed robber, illustrating the lasting effects of crime. He began a second career as a talk-show host for WCHB-AM, an ordained minister, co-founder of a crime-watch group, and owner of Angelo Ink, a freelance-writing, speaking and consulting business. He was known for his community service, engaging personality, wide network of sources and ability to cover people in all walks of life. When he died at age 51, Detroit’s mayor said few people had worked as tirelessly and passionately to improve the community. A Louisville native and 1985 University of Kentucky graduate, he also was a reporter for The Detroit News, The Courier-Journal and the St. Petersburg Times, and a leader in the National Association of Black Journalists.