Angelo B. Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who graduated from UK, dies at age 51

kward1@herald-leader.comFebruary 15, 2014 

Angelo B. Henderson

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Angelo B. Henderson, 51, a native of Louisville and a University of Kentucky graduate, died Saturday.

Mr. Henderson owned a writing, speaking and media-consulting firm, Angelo Ink, and hosted a talk radio show called Your Voice with Angelo Henderson in Detroit. He also served as director of community of affairs for Triumph Church, one of the nation's fastest-growing black congregations, according to his website.

He worked as an intern at the Herald-Leader before graduating from UK in 1985. He was working in the Wall Street Journal's Detroit bureau in 1999 when he won a Pulitzer for feature writing for a story about those affected by an attempted drug store robbery that resulted in the death of the robber.

He also worked for a time as the associate editor of Real Times LLC, the nation's largest black newspaper chain.

He was inducted into the UK Alumni Association's Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2005.

The Detroit News, where Mr. Henderson's wife, Felecia Dixon Henderson, is employed, reported that the cause of death was not known.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Henderson is survived by a son, Grant Henderson. Arrangements are incomplete at Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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