Brian Henderson Television Presenter At Age Of 89

Brian Henderson, Australia’s longest-serving news anchor, died at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer.

On Thursday morning, Karl Stefanovic revealed the news on Today, calling Henderson a “much-loved part of the Nine family.” From Robert Moran “I knew him — he was an incredible icon, a gentleman, and a consummate professional who guided and inspired many generations after him. He was adored by us.”

Brian Henderson was born on 15 September 1931 in Dunedin, New Zealand. From 1958 to 1972, Henderson hosted Bandstand. He also held the distinction for being the longest-serving television newscaster, having read the weekend or evening news on Sydney station TCN-9 from January 1957 to late November 2002. In September 2006, Henderson took part in a reunion with Channel Nine to commemorate Australian television’s 50th anniversary.

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