Eight-year-old Henry Stephens IV not only knows what he wants to be when he grows up, but he is already doing it. The mini-meteorologist and anchorman hosts a segments two times a month on WRDW Channel 12 in Augusta, Georgia called Henry’s Corner.
Henry got his start as a pint-sized reporter when he was chosen to be one of Channel 12′s First Time Forecasters, which led to the producers giving him his own segment. Some of his favorite stories have been reporting on Disney on Ice, Barnum and Bailey Circus Pre-show and talking about an 8-year old whose mother had breast cancer.
The young student and his mother treasure his success and do not take any moments for granted. Henry had to undergo brain surgery as a baby and doctors weren’t sure he would survive, but the same tenacity and drive that Henry uses to report his stories helped him not only survive but thrive. “He’s always just been something different,” his mom said. “I always say he’s had a huge personality from the time I can remember. He’s always been full of life.”
Henry’s bright personality has gained him recognition among local fans and even some celebrity fans as well. Not to long ago, he was featured on the “Steve Harvey Show” and even gave the comedian/actor a lesson on how to give the weather in front of a green screen. Steven Harvey had an tough moment trying to point to the weather in one city, to which Henry said, “Yeah, I had that problem, too,” which made the audience laugh and clap.
Although Henry enjoys what he does, he wants to study either pharmaceutical or entertainment law at Harvard University when he gets ready to attend college. He already has plans to graduate near the top of his class.
Henry Stephens IV is truly inspiring!
Check out Henry giving the weather report.
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