Detroit Free Press columnist Stephen Henderson terminated for misconduct

Stephen Henderson
Stephen Henderson

Award winning Detroit Free Press columnist Stephen Henderson has been terminated by the publication for misconduct.

The Free Press said Friday that Henderson would be terminated, effective immediately. 

Gannett, owner of the Free Press, released this statement: “Effective today, Stephen Henderson will no longer be employed by the Detroit Free Press. The decision was made after an internal investigation was conducted which uncovered credible allegations that Mr. Henderson’s behavior has been inconsistent with company values and standards.”

Free Press editor and Vice President Peter Bhatia said: “This is a devastatingly sad day for us at the Free Press. Stephen is a magnificent journalist and a treasured colleague who has done so much for Detroit."

It's currently unclear what exactly Henderson is accused of -- the paper offered no other details.

Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for his columns in the Free Press.

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