Harry Porterfield was an influential American news anchor and reporter. He spent more than five decades in the Chicago television market. He was prominent for his “Someone You Should Know” segments, which highlighted ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Harry Porterfield’s date of birth was August 29, 1928. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan. He began his career in broadcasting in 1955 as a disc jockey for WKNX radio. He relocated to Chicago in 1964 to work as a news writer for WBBM-TV. He later worked as an anchor and reporter for the station.
He has also worked for other television stations in the past including WLS-TV, where he continued to anchor the news and host “Someone You Should Know.” He returned to WBBM-TV in 2009, and he retired from broadcasting in 2015.
Harry Porterfield achievements
Harry Porterfield had achieved a great deal of success in his more than 50 years of broadcasting career. Some of his notable awards and recognition are:
- He was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle in 1995.
- He was awarded the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
- He was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame in 2014.
Harry Porterfield children: Who are his 4 kids?
Harry Porterfield had a total of four children with his Marianita. The couple were married for 55. They had two sons and two daughters. The names of his children are sons Eric Shropshire and Harry Porterfield III.
His daughters are Gina Shropshire and Allison Porterfield-Woods. Currently, their ages are not publicly disclosed.