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2016 Man of the Year: Ed Henry

Ed Henry
Ed Henry / AP
• December 27, 2016 11:00 am

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Covering a presidential campaign is no walk in the park. It takes sacrifice, devotion, and loyalty. You must commit to putting the rest of your life—relationships, hobbies, side-projects—on the back-burner to ensure that you are on the top of your game.

Unless, of course you are Ed Henry, who shocked the world in 2016 by displaying a level of versatility that is uncommonly found in either the reporting field or elsewhere on planet earth.

Henry separated himself from the field. The known Fox News gadfly broke news on the reg—and it was basically his side-hustle.

The bulk of his time and effort was surely devoted towards his book on American sporting legend Jackie Robinson, 42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story. It will be released next April.

Henry also engaged in philanthropic work in 2016, paying the rent for Las Vegas hostess Natalia Lima.

Even his warm relationship with Lima was not enough to sap this Herculean laborer of his energies.

"Whenever he was in town, we would pretty much just have sex," the hostess said after their relationship ended. "He has a really high sex drive."

Henry was forced off the network after reports of his affair with Lima, but triumphantly returned to the airwaves during the summer.

Despite the hiatus, Henry's commitment and devotion—to the news—never wavered.

Cream rises to the top, and those on the top deserve the high honor of Free Beacon Man of the Year.

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