NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Broadcast journalist and longtime FOX 8 Saints analyst Jim Henderson has been featured in our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Tricentennial series.
The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with an ongoing project called 300 for 300. They are featuring 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans.
In their latest piece, Jim Henderson is highlighted for his spirited dedication to The Saints and the city.
Henderson announced his retirement from broadcasting in February.
Henderson said he knew it was time to retire in the middle of the Saints season, right when they were winning eight in a row.
He felt the urge to step away at the end of the season. His thinking then was, "I've done everything professionally that I sat out to do, so why not now."
"Had I never gotten a chance to announce a Super Bowl, a winning Super Bowl, I think I would be a bit reluctant to leave hoping that this would be the year," Henderson said. "But, having done that, once you're part of that, they can never take that away. They can never take 2009 away. They can never take those moments away, some of those calls. I'll have that fortunately because I was in that chair for the rest of my life," Henderson said.
Henderson was replaced as FOX 8's Saints analyst by fan-favorite Deuce McAlister.