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Longtime television news anchor Chuck Henry and veteran reporters Vikki Vargas, Beverly White, Kim Baldonado and Angie Crouch are retiring from NBC4.

Together, they represent decades of experience covering stories for NBC4 that shaped Southern California.

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Henry

Henry

Longtime journalist Chuck Henry, co-anchor of NBC4 News at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 11 pm, began his illustrious career as a broadcaster in 1966. He joined NBC4 in 1994 and became one of the Most renowned reporters on Los Angeles television news, known as much for his hard news reporting as for his storytelling.

In addition to his local news work, Henry was executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning “Travel Café,” a half-hour show that examines interesting places, cultures, and cuisines. From 1984 to 1991, Henry was the host and producer of the popular travel magazine show, “Eye on LA.” He has visited practically every continent in the world as a presenter of these programs.

Henry has won dozens of awards and honors for his work as a host, presenter, reporter, director, and producer. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Television and Radio News Association and other awards include the Los Angeles Area Emmys, Golden Mikes, Los Angeles Press Club Awards and a National Cable Ace Award for Outstanding Host of a Series. His “Rock ‘N Roll Treasure” feature film series, which highlighted a treasure trove of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from rock icons, earned Henry a Golden Mike, a Los Angeles Press Club Award and a Los Angeles Emmy nomination. Angels.

Henry’s 2009 body of work earned him the Los Angeles Emmy Award for Outstanding Reporting, which he received from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2010.

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vikki vargas

vikki vargas

Vikki Vargas has been part of the NBC4 News team for more than 40 years. The Orange County Bureau Chief announced her retirement, official in late December, in an emotional video post that included a thank you to those whose stories she covered.

“I look back on 40, 41 years and I realize that I have ridden the best wave of television news in history,” Vargas said. “When I started, we used these big brick cell phones and shot on three-quarter-inch tape. Today, we edit on computers and shoot on a card… smaller than a postage stamp. Lots of technological evolution, but in many, many , many other ways that our newsroom is so different and so diverse than when I started, and that’s something we should all be proud of.

“The greatest benefit to me has been the number of you who have allowed me into your homes, into your hearts, into your lives. When I knock on that door and the person on the other end says yes, it’s phenomenal to me. It’s the biggest advantage of this job, meeting someone who just lost their child, their business, their home, and being allowed to tell that story knowing that it will become very, very public in the moments after that, I’ve remained a friend yours. That’s why we’ve been able to talk about human resilience, how over the years you’ve moved away, you’ve improved, you’ve reinvented yourself from that moment on. from tragedy.”

Vargas has won numerous honors and awards for his professional achievements and community involvement, including the Sky Dunlap Award, the Orange County Press Club’s highest honor for professional achievement and community service. Additional awards include a Golden Mike, a State Bar Association award for ‘Outstanding Reporting,’ the Orange County Press Club Award for ‘Best News Reporting,’ and she was part of the team that won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for ‘Best Newscast’ in 2008.

Vargas, in partnership with the station, established the ‘NBC4-Vikki Vargas Scholarship,’ which is awarded annually to a Cal State Fullerton journalism student.

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beverly white

beverly white

Beverly White joined NBC4 in 1992 as an assigned general reporter.

“The peacock holds a special place in my heart. November 2022 marks my 30th year at KNBC/NBC4 and before that, three years at our network-owned station in Miami,” White said. “I have to say how proud I am of NBC’s diversity and inclusion agenda. As an African-American woman, I am very aware of the importance of representation.”

She added: “I’m glad to close this chapter of my life pleased with an organization that takes seriously where we find our stories and how we frame our coverage. And while I like to think I left journalism a little better than I found it.”

White covered a variety of local and national stories for NBC4, including the COVID-19 pandemic street protests following the murder of George Floyd, the deaths of music icons Prince in Minneapolis and Michael Jackson in Santa Barbara, flooding and wildfires, the catastrophic landslide in Montecito and the deadly earthquake in Northridge.

In 2018, White received the Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). That same year she was recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for her distinguished career. In 2017, the NABJ LA chapter celebrated White’s 25th year with NBC4. She has received many other awards and honors.

Throughout his career, White has shared his time and talents with universities and non-profit organizations in the community. She continues to mentor students and interns she has met during her career.

White is a longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists and twice served as president of the then-local affiliate chapter, the Southern California Association of Black Journalists. He has been a member of SAG/AFTRA since 1985 and served on AFTRA’s national broadcast steering committee.

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kim baldonado

kim baldonado

Seven-time Emmy Award-winning reporter Kim Baldonado joined NBC4 in 1995. Known for tackling complex issues with significant impact on Southern Californians, Baldonado has also addressed topics such as the state of public education in Los Angeles and the changing face of homelessness. to the latest news and reports about her.

During her career at NBC4, Baldonado has been recognized with numerous professional awards, including the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for her work on the half-hour special “LAUSD: Battle for Control.” She won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for Live News Coverage, Social Issues and Education. Her other honors include five Golden Mikes and an Associated Press Mark Twain Award.

A native of Southern California, Baldonado grew up in San Gabriel and is known for her community work. She volunteers countless hours to speak to students about the importance of earning a college degree. Baldonado is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, where she is also a volunteer mentor and was honored as Big Sister of the Year and recognized with the Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

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angie crouch

angie crouch

Six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Angie Crouch joined NBC4 in 2004.

He has covered a variety of significant stories during his time with the station, including the inauguration of Barack Obama, the investigation into the death of Michael Jackson, the massive California station fire and mudslides, and the earthquake in Haiti. Other Crouch highlights included flying an F-16 with the US Thunderbirds, reporting underwater in a shark cage, and following the story of Zac Sunderland, the youngest American to sail solo around the world.

Crouch has won many awards for his work, including an Emmy for Best Documentary for “A Millionaire’s Murder,” an Associated Press Award for “Teens Doin’ Time,” a United Press International Award for “Living with AIDS,” a from the Los Angeles Press Club Award for breaking news coverage of the Los Angeles wildfires, and a Los Angeles Emmy, Golden Mike, and Los Angeles Press Club Award for “Year of Living Dangerously,” the story of the youngest sailor to go around the world.

Crouch received a Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater Grand Valley State University in Michigan for his broadcasting career and charitable work.

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