Thanks

Your outpouring of support has been tremendous:

Hello Mr. Henry!

 

Congrats on your retirement!  I will miss your spiritual travel reports! I did have the opportunity to meet you and your wife through several of Dr. Nemeh’s services. I first heard you speak at the Christian Life Center for a luncheon years ago.  You have been a great asset to the Cleveland area and have been a faithful public servant – even through the northeast electrical outage – I watched you daily for a week on a battery-operated tv!

 

Continued blessings to you and yours,

Lisa Stefaniak

Timberlake Ohio.  

 

 

Mr. Ted Henry,

I just want to thank you for all the memories of you from the time I was a kid until now.  You definitely made the news worth watching. 

 

I’m 53 years old and have been watching channel 5 news exclusively mainly because of the quality of the news made by people like you.  I remember you with Dorothy Fuldheim, she spoke at my graduation at Kent Roosevelt in 1974 and the two of you were like fixtures in my household that we never thought or hoped would never leave. 

 

 It brings a tear to my eye to think about the change and how life changes all the time and I would give anything to go back to those peaceful moments of my childhood when there was only black and white television, 3-5-8 and sometimes we would get lucky and be able to watch channel 43 if the rabbit ears worked. 

 

 I think that technology can be great and also can be very harmful to the young people of today that are missing out on the simple things instead of sitting in front of their PlayStation’s. 

 

 I know that Kent State is very proud of the man that helped put us on the map. 

 

 Good luck in all your endeavors! 

 

 Dan Spano Kent Ohio.

 Ted,

 I first watched you, along with Dave Patterson, in the early ’70’s when I was home on military leave while serving aboard the USS Monticello (LSD-35) homeported in San Diego from 2/72 to 9/75.  I watched a lot of San Diego TV news back then and had an uncle who lived in Pasadena at the time, so I also had the opportunity to watch Judd Hambrick at Channel 7 in Los Angeles back when he and brother John were flip-flopping all over the U.S.  After college, I pursued a fed law enforcement career which took me to Orlando, Philadelphia and New York City along with three overseas assignments in between.  

The point I’m trying to make is that from 1972, when I was serving in the Navy, until 2004 when I retired from the government and returned to this area, I had the opportunity to watch a lot of news in some of the biggest TV markets in this country.  I want you to know that your professionalism, high ethical standards for truth and journalistic integrity rank right up there with the best of the best!  Your smooth delivery and ability to connect with us, the viewer, is probably the best I’ve ever seen… and I’ve seen a few.  Coming back to this area after so many years and realizing you were still on the air was a great feeling for me personally.  Although I knew no one in Cuyahoga County, at least I knew you.  So with that having been said, I wish you only the very best in retirement.  Your departure from Cleveland news leaves a tremendous void for WEWS to fill.   

 As a viewer and “customer,” I want to tell the management at WEWS news that there is a credibility factor that a every newsperson must earn to become a successful and trusted newsman or newswoman and someone people can trust and believe in.  And I want to know what is going on in the world from someone who knows what the heck they’re talking about.  Thank you for being that person.  Man, I wish you would stick around awhile longer, you’re too young to be retiring anyway.  Oh well, enough rambling on… 

 I hope you will stay in the Cleveland area and not be so quick to move south to little Cleveland – aka SW Florida.  I think someone like you could do a lot of good, positive things here, and God knows we need some good, positive things here.

 Thanks for being the best!

                                                                     Sincerely,

                                                                     Kevin & Jayne Hutson

                                                                     Strongsville 

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 Ted,

 I heard about your retirement next month, I am very happy for you.  You have had an unbelievable career and now you get to enjoy all of the things life as to offer outside of work.  Although my time as Sports Producer at WEWS was brief, you made me feel at home, and treated me with the utmost respect and I will never forget that.  Observing you and other classy people in our industry has helped mold me into the leader I am today.

 I will be sure to let Chris Miller know the wonderful news, he is doing great by the way, but I knew he would long before I hired him.  Moving to DC has been a tremendous move for both of us.  You now have my contact info, please don’t hesitate to stay in touch, and feel free to visit anytime, the Nation’s Capital is beautiful and there is so much to see and do.  Take care Ted, you are one of the good people in our business!

 Tony Burke  News Director

Comcast SportsNet

(240) 497-3404

aburke@comcastsportsnet.com

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Ted,

 It is with mixed feelings I say “Happy Retirement”, you are the standard for a news anchor in my book.  Yes, I remember you and Dorothy Fuldheim.  What a gal!  As a side note, I did some of my clinical at Margret Waggoners. 

 I hope you will keep a Blog to keep us up to date on your new adventure. 

Good Luck.

 —————-

 Collene

Hey, did the sun just come out or did you smile at me?

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 Dear Ted,

  I would like to say it has been an Honor to watch you on TV as I grew up in my earlier years.  I have been watching you on TV since I was in High School  “Woodridge 1972” I just turn 56 years old  a couple of days ago. That is 30 some years. The stories that you covered and the interviews were very interesting to watch. I know down threw the years that you had taken vacation or time off, I would always wonder if you were coming back.

 I feel for your wife because of her having migraine headaches. I have had them for 30 years. But when I went threw my mid life they disappeared.  Thanks god, they were horrible. So I no longer have them. It is good to hear that your wife no longer has them either. I have 3 sisters and we all had migraine headaches.

 The only thing I can say now to you is, to enjoy your retirement with your family. May God be with you on your journey to a new part of your life. I hate to see you go but, you will be missed.

 Good Luck to you!!!!!!!

 Tonya Blaney

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Dear Ted,

 I wish you  a happy and healthy retirement. I have watched my fellow Stark County transplant for many years. You feel like an dear old friend. I wish you congratulations and safe journeys.

 Thank you for delivering the news in a non dramatic way…just the facts.

 Sincerely,

 Jeanne Dunn

Concord Twp., Ohio

 P.S. My husband is a Bob Dylan collector. Rumor a few years ago was that you were a fan.

Jeanne

 

 

I just received the notification of your upcoming retirement, and want you to know how much you will be missed. 

 

My husband and I have been loyal viewers of NewsNet5 for a long time, and that is largely due to your broadcasts.  Your reports are professional, inspirational, and down to earth.  We also love your sense of humor.  I can only imagine that you’re just as great in person as you are on the air.

 

Best of luck and we hope you enjoy your retirement!

 

Don & Sheila

 

Sairam Ted & Jody


Congratulations and we are looking forward to you spending at least part of your time with us in SD in your new job post retirement!

With Love
Srinivas & Vijaya

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