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Westwood One News Hits 750-Affiliate Milestone

Adds Chas Henry to on-air lineup

Since its launch in January, Westwood One News has signed-on more than 750 affiliated radio stations nationwide. According to the company, nine of these are in the top 10 markets, including WABC(AM) and WINS(AM), New York; KABC(AM), Los Angeles; WLS(AM), Chicago; WBAP(AM) and KLIF(AM), Dallas; WMAL(AM) and WNEW(FM), Washington; KGO(AM) and KSFO, San Francisco; KYW(AM), Philadelphia; and WBZ(AM), Boston.

Chas Henry

The network has also added Chas Henry as another anchor and correspondent. Henry has been an anchor at all-news WTOP(FM) in Washington and a reporter for NewsChannel 8 and WJLA(TV), also in Washington. Most recently, he was anchor and national security correspondent at WNEW.

In addition to anchoring newscasts, Henry will report on national security issues for Westwood One News and will fill in next month on “Something to Think About with Mike Rogers” from Sept. 8–14.

“Our affiliates and listeners will benefit from his anchoring afternoon drive newscasts, his national security sources, and his reporting,” said Bart Tessler, Westwood One’s executive vice president of News & Talk. “Westwood One News continues to add resources to the coverage and numerous live reports we provide directly to stations every day from across the country and around the world.”

A combat-decorated veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, Henry came up in the U. S. Marine Corps, rising in rank from private to captain. In 2015 he was selected for induction into the Marine Corps Marathon Hall of Fame for his 20+ years’ coverage of military events and issues. He has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar; been heard nationwide on the CBS Radio Network; and was selected for national security-related fellowships by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Radio-Television News Directors Foundation and the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.