Press Release

WISN 12 Names Zoie Henry as the Weekday Live Desk Anchor of ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’

Midwestern native to cover breaking news and live updates on Milwaukee's most-watched local morning news program

By - May 16th, 2024 10:58 am
Zoie Henry. Photo courtesy of WISN 12.

Zoie Henry. Photo courtesy of WISN 12.

MILWAUKEE, WI (May 16, 2024) – Zoie Henry is the new live desk anchor of ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ – the #1 local morning news program – which airs weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.(Nielsen February 2024 LIVE+SD M-F 4:30-7A Program Avg. HH Rating)  Henry steps into this role starting June 3, 2024, to deliver breaking news, provide live updates, and cover the latest developments of stories impacting Southeastern Wisconsin.

She will join the news desk co-anchors Gerron Jordan and Mallory Anderson, as well as Meteorologist Lindsey Slater and reporter Matt Salemme in News Chopper 12. Henry is taking over the role left by Mallory Anderson, who shifted to co-anchor of ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ earlier this year.

“Zoie is a Midwest native with a true understanding of the issues that matter in our region and our community,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “She has a lot of experience in broadcast journalism as both an anchor and a reporter” adds Wade. “We are excited to have Zoie joining our team, and I am confident she will fit right in!”

Before joining WISN 12, Henry served as the weekend morning anchor and a multi-media journalist at WLTX News19 in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, she was the weekend evening anchor and a multi-media journalist at KFSM 5NEWS in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Henry began her career working as a reporter for KOMU 8 News in Columbia, Missouri.

“I’m so happy to be coming home to the Midwest bringing my contagious enthusiasm for storytelling and local news to WISN 12,” shares Henry. “I can’t wait to explore and connect with Milwaukee and surrounding area residents and join in calling Wisconsin home.”

Henry earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with an emphasis on anchoring and reporting. While in college, she was an investigative news intern at WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Henry is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.



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NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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