ACBJ’s Howard named to NABJ Hall of Fame
American City Business Journals’ Garry Howard has been named to the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.
In the early 1980s, Howard began his journalism career at the Trenton Times as a sports reporter but, with several promotions, would move quickly into the sports news leadership ranks becoming executive sports editor at the Milwaukee Journal in 1994. His role at the Journal made him the only African-American sports editor at a major metropolitan daily at that time.
Howard is a past president of the Associated Press Sports Editors and was the first African-American to hold that position in the 45-year history of the organization.
In 2009, he received the NABJ Sports Task Force Sam Lacy Pioneer Award and served as president of the NABJ Sports Task Force from 1999-2001.
Howard was named director of corporate initiatives at American City Business Journals in April of 2014, after serving as editor in chief of The Sporting News for three years. He now serves on the Dow Jones News Fund Board and multiple journalism school boards. He was also inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame.