Legendary broadcaster Brian Henderson dies aged 89

Legendary broadcaster Brian Henderson dies aged 89

Brian Henderson has died aged 89. Picture: Sam MooySource:News Limited

Renowned Australian broadcaster Brian Henderson has died aged 89 after a battle with cancer.

The veteran television presenter hosted Sydney weeknight news for Nine for almost 50 years until he retired in 2002.

He was Australia’s longest-serving news presenter and also hosted Bandstand for more than a decade.

Today show host David Campbell tweeted the sad news.

“Brian Henderson has passed away. A legendary broadcaster and true gentleman. RIP to one of the greats,” he wrote.

Legendary broadcaster Brian Henderson dies aged 89

Brian Henderson worked for decades as a host at Nine.Source:News Corp Australia

Tributes have already started flooding in.

The Gold Logie-winning presenter’s death was announced on breakfast television, with Karl Stefanovic describing Henderson as “a much-loved member”.

“An absolute legend. A gentleman and a total professional who provided guidance and inspiration for so many colleagues and generations who followed,” he said.

“We loved him.”

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