About Sue Henry
Sue Henry is a media professional and educator who spent her life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Sue was born in Scranton. Her parents moved to Fleetville, a rural town in Lackawanna County, when she was young. She was educated in the Lackawanna Trail School District. She attended King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, graduating with BA degrees in Mass Communications and English.
It was at King’s College that Sue pursued her passion for broadcasting. She joined WRKC, the campus radio station, during her first days on campus. She was Music Director and then became WRKC’s first female station manager.
While in college, she worked overnights at WWDL in Scranton. She was then hired by WILK in Wilkes-Barre, and worked on their staff part time while attending college. She eventually joined the station full time after graduation, and worked as an announcer, anchor and news reporter. She was hired by The Citizens’ Voice of Wilkes-Barre, and spent nine years in the newsroom as a reporter, editor and columnist.
Sue was asked to come back to WILK to take on the job of midday talk show host. It was in this role that she had the opportunity to listen to what ordinary people had to say about their community. She also served as Public Affairs Director of the radio group, and had the chance to explore their topics of concern. She has received numerous Associated Press and Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards for her work.
Sue has also spent her career working with students. She has served as the general manager of WRKC at King’s College for two decades. She is an adjunct faculty member of King’s College, teaching in the speech and mass communications departments. This year, she was awarded the national Jeff Tellis Outstanding Advisor Award from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. She has also received The Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award from King’s and The Robert J. Ell Award for service to alma mater.
Sue is the volunteer producer and host of “The Radio Home Visitor,” the oldest radio reading service of its kind in America for the blind, visually impaired and homebound that airs daily on WRKC at King’s College. The service was named “Best Community Program” in the country at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Awards in 2018.
Sue lives in the Newtown section of Hanover Township and is the mother of three children. Sue is seeking the position of State Representative in the 121st Legislative District based upon listening to what people who live there have been saying over the years. Constituents have expressed concern over escalating property taxes to fund the area’s school systems. Some have lost their homes because they could no longer afford to pay their taxes.
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Sue believes in a quality education system, but wants to eliminate property taxes in favor of a plan introduced by the Pennsylvania Taxpayer Cyber Coalition and vetted by the Independent Fiscal Office in Harrisburg twice.
She has also heard from families that have been affected by addiction. Sue recognizes that addiction is a family disease, impacting not only the addict, but those who surround him or her. She wants to work on a multi-pronged approach that works on prevention, educates the public on the issue and solicits input from the treatment field on a comprehensive program to lessen relapse behavior.
Addiction and crime go hand in hand, and this needs to be addressed in our communities. Sue will work with those who have experience in law enforcement and corrections, and listen to their ideas.
Our region has a tremendous historical heritage and many attributes that should instill a sense of pride in its residents. Sue will work with community leaders to create an enthusiasm for our past and an excitement about our future.