The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
member Marc Howard
has been anchoring news and reporting here in Philadelphia from the summer of 1977 until Friday, November 30, 2007.
It was 1977 when he came to the area and joined WPVI-TV and "Action News."
Six years later, in 1983, he
and Lisa Thomas-Laury started co-anchoring the 5 pm, hour long Action Newscast.
Before Philly, Howard
worked in New York City for WPIX.
also worked for a broadcaster in Hartford, Connecticut, and other stations.
Starting in 1953 at WPIC (790 on the AM dial), in Sharon, Pennsylvania (Mercer County) while a senior in high school, he continued to work in Sharon and later in Youngstown, Ohio while attending Youngstown State University.
He was graduated in 1964 with a degree in Philosophy and Mathematics.
can be seen jogging city streets doing as much as 20 miles in a seven day span.
Marc loves opera, but it is reported that he
only sings in the shower.
Marc's last day on WPVI was Wednesday, August 21, 2002 even though his
contract ran to January 2003.
On Monday, January 6, 2003, he
took over as the sole anchor for the 11 pm KYW-TV newscast.
was one of the few Channel 6 air personalities without a "no compete" clause in his
That clause would have prevented him from starting the Channel 3 job right away.
In September of 2003, Marc
was moved to the new 4 pm newscast and Larry Mendte took over the 11 pm duties.
Marc Howard, by the way, was born on Saturday, February 13, 1937.
retired at the end of November of 2007.