Following a 47 year career with NET Nebraska, Char Henninger will retire at the beginning of 2021.
“It has been a privilege of a lifetime to have served at NET alongside so many of you,” Henninger said. “I never imagined when I was hired in 1974 as a temp for six months that it would turn into a lifetime.”
Henninger started as a camera operator and learned the basics of television. She often operated camera at the state capitol when the Nebraska Legislature was in session.
In 1981 Jack McBride, general manager of NET, created the Nebraska Videodisc Group, which was rapidly gaining an international reputation. Nebraska was known as the expert — how to design a training videodisc — and Henninger was promoted to associate producer.
For the past 20 years, Henninger has served part-time marketing specialist.