May 12, 2024

In the Newsroom: A Conversation with Essex Porter

In the Newsroom: A Conversation with Essex Porter
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All The Way Authentic

Join host Kevin P. Henry as he sits down with esteemed journalist Essex Porter, who recently concluded a remarkable four-decade career in news reporting.

Essex shares intimate glimpses into his journey, from his upbringing as a military kid attending high schools in Kansas and Hawaii to his decision to pursue journalism at the University of Nebraska. Reflecting on his formative years, Essex recalls the pivotal role of a high school journalism class and a supportive teacher advisor in igniting his passion for storytelling.

Delving into his professional trajectory, Essex reminisces about his early days in the bustling newsroom of a Los Angeles newspaper. Faced with the choice between news reporting and feature writing, Essex was drawn to the latter, captivated by the creativity and vibrancy it offered.

Throughout the conversation, Essex shares the intrinsic allure of journalism: the opportunity to bear witness to history unfolding before his eyes. He fondly recalls his family's nightly ritual of watching the news together, which instilled in him a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling.

Listeners are treated to Essex's invaluable insights on the essence of journalism, emphasizing the importance of curiosity, adaptability, and finding fulfillment in one's work.

Join us for a compelling dialogue with Essex Porter, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of a seasoned journalist whose dedication to the craft has left an indelible mark on the field of news reporting.

The All The Way Authentic Podcast with Kevin P. Henry talks about all things diversity and inclusion, mental health, and empowerment.

Kevin P. Henry has worked in the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, communications, and training field for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience as a journalist, voice actor, and writer. Currently, he works for the private and public sectors, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Kevin utilizes a variety of skills to meet the needs of clients, which include strategic planning, training, facilitation, and writing.

While living in Hawaii, Kevin developed educational programs for high school students that focused on career planning, writing, and video production. In addition, he worked with domestic violence survivors and at-risk youth coordinating career planning workshops.  

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