Award-winning journalist Sean Henry anchors CBC News Montreal weekend editions. He is also a regular news journalist, radio newsreader and fills in on the anchor desk during the week. His year was marked by a series of large and small victories for Montrealers.
In June 2019, Sean’s investigating and eventual reporting halted the illegal eviction of a dozen rooming house tenants. It prompted a legal warning from the Régie du Logement to the landlord, and an awareness message on its website to the general public about their rights and obligations in that circumstance. His reporting has also helped residents solve everyday irritants, like scarce parking in some boroughs.
In April 2019, Sean co-hosted a CBC Radio News special on the flooding hitting the province. He helped provide survival information and heard stories from people, like residents of Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-lac, who barely has time to get out of their homes. He has previously won the Charlie Edwards Award for his coverage of historic flooding in 2017.
Sean joined the Montreal newsroom in August 2012 after seven years at CBC Windsor. While in Windsor, he regularly anchored for both CBC-TV and Radio, worked as a court reporter and video-journalist. In 2011, Sean won the Dave Rogers Award for Long Feature in a Medium Market for his series on a social worker/plain-clothes police officer team that helps the city’s mentally ill. One of the highlights of Sean’s time in Windsor was covering civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ funeral in Detroit.
Sean has also worked at Global Quebec and the former 940 News. He grew up in Lasalle, and lives in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. He is in his fourth year studying ballet and earned his Black Belt in brazilian jiu jitsu in December 2019.