D-Day draws closer…Thanks for your comments

Ted, congratulations on your impending retirement.  You will definitely enjoy the time you will have to do the things that YOU want to do.  You deserve it after 38 years at WEWS (that in itself is more than a lifetime!) and some 44 years in broadcasting.

 

You are the last connection I have with the WEWS newsroom.  Everyone else on the air that was there when I left in 1981 is gone.  We’ll all miss seeing you come into our homes every night.  All the best to you and Jody.

 

Tom Koch

 

From Paul Kiska

To Ted Henry

 

Ted it wasn’t until I was mowing the lawn tonight that it really hit me that you’re retiring.

I’m 42 now and was 4 years old when you started at channel 5.

 

Besides my Dad you’re voice has been the most heard male voice in my home over the years.

 

I grew up with 3 sisters and now I have a little girl.

 

From growing up in Lorain to having my own family, you’re voice of comfort and reassurance has filled the air and homes around us.

 

When I first started at 5 nearly a decade ago – I was a little nervous under the gun – and when you would walk in at 3 – I’d hear your voice and relax – it hit me – I was home in Cleveland and there was that voice that I heard growing up in my home at dinner and at 11.

 

A couple weeks ago when you said “that was a poignant story” it was one of the highlights of my career.

People heard that and I know years from now someone will say I remember the night Ted complimented your story about the church closings.

 

Even after 38 years at 5 – it still feels like you’re moving on early – you bring so much to the desk and are missed even when gone for a few days.

 

 I could go on and on about your talent – I remember how superb you’re coverage of the Case shooting spree was, but it is the feeling, the vibe that you bring with you as a newsman and a colleague that I will miss.

 

God Bless you and the work you will do.

 

Paul Kiska

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Mr; Henry-

 

As many will state… I grew up watching you reporting the news.  Memory goes all the way back to the days co-hosting with Dave Patterson.

 

Through the years you always came across as honest, likeable, and full of integrity.    This is the end of an era, and you will be missed.

 

Best of luck to you in your retirement.  

 

 

VCMenti

vincementi.com

 

Ted,

 

I’m sure you’ll get a million e-mails from a million folks, but let me add to the list.  Congratulations on your pending retirement…but I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I’ll be sad to see you go away.  You were always there for me when I was just a kid starting out, being patient, answering questions and helping me to get better at what I do. 

 

I never thanked you for that, but I would like to now.  Cleveland is still home for us, and I get back a couple of times a year.  A constant for me has been tuning in to channel 5 and knowing I’d see you there (though I’m never quite sure who will be sitting beside you at any point). 

 

I wish you nothing but happiness as you move into this new phase of your life. 

 

David Kaplar

News Director

WTAJ Your News Leader

814-942-1010
kaplar@wtajtv.com

 

 

 

I have had the pleasure of watching you since you began at Ch.5. 

 

The quality of your voice is what attracted me to begin with and still does! 

 

Your compassion, your smiles, your special reports, have kept me a Ch 5 watcher, thru the years.

 

 Thank you for being part of my life. Happy retirement and I will truly miss you!

 

 Ellen Downer, Euclid OH.

 

Dear Ted,

 

What a bittersweet moment!   I haven’t even worked with you for years but feel the loss.   However, that said, YOU deserve the best, the chance to get out there and do what you want!!   I am extremely happy for you and your wife.    No one can fill your shoes EVER!

 

 

Please keep everyone updated on your adventures!  

 

 

Drop me a line sometime……my home email is dani191236@aol.com.

 

 

Danielle

 

 

 

 

Danielle Fink

Night Assignment Manager

WKYC-TV

 

 

 

From: joe [mailto:Godcondemnshate@spamarrest.com]

Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:44

 

To: henry@newsnet5.com; Seitz, Colleen (NN5)

 

Subject: TED- YOU ARE ALL CLASS- CONTINUE GOOD WORKS

 

 

WE KNOW YOU WILL

 

 

—–Original Message—–

From: joshua94@sssnet.com [mailto:joshua94@sssnet.com]

Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:17 PM

To: henry@newsnet5.com

Subject: Thank You!!

 

 

MESSAGE:

 You ARE channel 5! You will be missed greatly!!! I have liked you for a long time because you are from my neck of the woods (Canton,Oh.). I wish a long wonderful retirement to you.! Ted, you deserve it!!

 

From: LNCirino@aol.com [mailto:LNCirino@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 9:02 AM
To: henry@newsnet5.com
Subject: God’s blessings as you retire

Hello Ted:  You have been an excellent personality in Cleveland and you will be missed!

 

Enjoy your travels and retirement.  LN

 

 

Ted,


You are hands down the best newscaster in the business. We’ll miss watching you.

-Megan from downtown Cleveland

 

Ted

 

I caught your interview with Trapper on the way into work this morning and it brought back some of my own memories-

 

I caught the broadcasting bug from a friend who was pulling a weekend shift at WEXL-WOMC in Royal Oak (east side of Detroit)-we both had several electronics classes together in college and I went to visit him on a weekend when he was working-

 

I remember looking around and thinking-this looks like it would be a fun way to make a living-and it took off from there-my first job was at WTPS-AM in Portage Michigan outside of Kalamazoo-

 

I worked 2 weekday transmitter shifts and split the weekends with another engineer for the grand sum of $2.40/hr (plus overtime!)-it kept me in gas and beer money for school-I also worked at the student campus radio station at Western Michigan-WIDR-anyway-thanks for the memories WJK

 

Bill K.

 

Hello Ted,

 

I want to congradulate you on your retirement. I have been watching you ever since I could  remember.

 

You will be miss at one of Conneaut houses.

 

 I hope you and Jody will have many years to enjoy life together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Shuan

 

Mr. Henry,
 
This is going to be a loss to the area. It has been a pleasure to tune in and listen to someone I feel I can trust and respect. I will miss listening to you. Good luck.
 
Jim

 

 

Ted,

 

May you and Jody have many years of discovery in your new “full time quest of wisdom”.

 

 It has been my pleasure knowing you, watching you and enjoying you on the air over these many years.  You will be missed by all those you have touched.

 

 Good luck.

Thanks,

Les Fine

Sent from my iPhone

 

Subject: on air adios

 

 

AND FINALLY TONIGHT, A PERSONAL NOTE.

AFTER 38 YEARS OF WORKING AT TV5, AFTER LONG AND THOUGHFUL CONSIDERATION, I HAVE DECIDED TO RETIRE.

ALTOGETHER, I HAVE WORKED IN BROADCASTING IN MY HOMETOWN CANTON, IN KENT WHERE I WENT TO COLLEGE, IN AKRON AND YOUNGSTOWN AND CLEVELAND FOR A TOTAL OF 44 YEARS. NEEDLESS TO SAY I HAVE BEEN ENORMOUSLY BLESSED AND I AM MOST GRATEFUL TO E. W. SCRIPPS, THE COMPANY I WORK FOR, TO MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AND ESPECIALLY TO YOU.
 
THIS ISN’T A GOODBYE SINCE I’LL BE WITH YOU FOR ANOTHER MONTH AND YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT MY PLANS FOR RETIREMENT ON MY BLOG, TED’S BLOG AT NEWSNET5.COM.  IT HAS BEEN A GREAT JOY AND IT HAS BEEN FUN.

 

 

Hi Ted

I have watched you from the beginning.  I will really miss you, you are one of a kind.  I was wondering when you would retire, seeing you have had these long month to 6 week vacations to travel.  I missed you while you were gone.

 

I kind of hope they put John Kosic in your place I think he did a good job for two weeks while you were gone.

 

God Bless you and Jody in your new season of your life.  May God go with you.

 

Margaret Mullen

 

 

Hi Ted,

 

I do not know where to begin except to wish you all the joy and happiness you so richly deserve! 

I know you have given this decision countless hours of thought and I am so happy that you and Jody will be able to focus completely on your journey together.

 

Personally, I don’t think I could have asked for a better mentor throughout my career at WEWS and now at corporate.  In addition, I have benefitted from your personal wisdom and spiritual guidance which I am grateful for daily!  You led Jason and I to Unity which has changed our lives in ways I can never thank you for!

 

Your passion is infectious and I treasure your friendship.  I will obviously see you before May 20 on one of my visits to Cleveland, but could not let today go without letting you know how special you are and how much you will be missed at WEWS!!!

 

Lana

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