Special projects reporter
Examples of Work
Beyond Statistics, Druggist Confronts Reality
Angelo B. Henderson is special projects reporter for The Detroit News. We was formerly a senior special writer for Page One of The Wall Street Journal.
He is the 1999 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished feature writing. Henderson's dramatic narrative detailed the lives affected by an attempted drugstore stickup that ended in the robber's death. The Pulitzers, the most prestigious awards given for journalism, are presented annually by Columbia University in New York City. He is the 22nd African American to win this prize since its inception in 1917 — joining the ranks of literary giants Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.
Henderson has covered beats that range from crack, crime and neighborhoods to real estate and small and minority business at newspapers including the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, The Courier-Journal in Louisville and The Detroit News. For nearly six years at The Detroit News he covered specifically minority business and economic development. He joined the News in 2001 from the Journal.
While attending journalism school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he did internships at Walt Disney World, WHAS-TV in Louisville, the Detroit Free Press and The Wall Street Journal.
Henderson also served two terms as the parliamentarian of the National Association of Black Journalists and was previously president of the Detroit chapter of NABJ. He still remains active on both the national and local level.
He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky in 1985 and is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Henderson is currently pursuing in the Urban Ministry Diploma program at the Ecumenical Theology Seminary in Detroit and currently serves as a deacon at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. He is married to Felecia Dixon Henderson, assistant features editor at the Detroit Free Press. They have a son, Grant.