The retired newsman was best known for fronting Nine News in Sydney from 1964-2002 and for hosting music show Bandstand nationally from 1958 to 1972. He retired from television in 2002 after nearly 50 years in the business.
‘Hendo’ helped Kerry Packer’s Nine Network to years of primetime wins, complemented by a “Brian told me” campaign running in Sydney.
NZ born Henderson epitomised the trust that audiences have come to demand of news presenters, and became known for his signature sign-off “…and that’s the way it is.”
In 2009 he was named as a Member of the Order of Australia.
Ever-humble, Hendo and his wife Mardi haven’t attended the Logies since he won Gold in 1968 for Bandstand.
“We don’t go to premieres and stuff like that, so I stayed away. Watched it on TV, of course.
“I remember being equally surprised about winning the Gold Logie as I am about this. My question was, ‘Have you run out of people to give it to?’”
His Logies honour follows recent inductees Molly Meldrum, Laurie Oakes, Brian Naylor, Bill Collins and John Clarke.
Nine broadcasts the Logies on Sunday April 7th.