Jim Henderson was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year. However, he was not able to attend the official banquet in Natchitoches this past summer.
Fortunately, a special makeup event was arranged to celebrate and honor Henderson, 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for Sports Journalism. He will be formally honored at the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club luncheon for this honor with a video presentation.
A native of Rochester, NY, Henderson arrived in New Orleans in 1978 and served as Sports Director at WWL Television for well 35 years. He moved to WVUE, Fox 8 in 2012. Henderson has been part of New Orleans Saints broadcasts since 1982, serving as the play-by-play voice of the Saints on the New Orleans Saints radio network for most of his 36 years on the job. Henderson has won many National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association awards and New Orleans Press Club awards, including the organization’s Lifetime Achievement award.