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Howie Carr

columnist, radio host, Boston Herald, WRKO

When Howie Carr turns the microphone off, he is an award-winning front-page columnist for the *Boston Herald*. Known for his scathing exposes of local politicians, he has raised lots of eyebrows and voices over the years. He's famous for pushing the envelope and not regretting that he went too far. His opinion is valued by the TV stations he's regularly featured on: *NBC Today*; *MSNBC*; *C-SPAN*; *Court TV*; *Geraldo*; *CNN*; *Larry King Live*; *The Fox News Network*; *CBS This Morning*. New England tunes in to Howie Carr. Besides being heard on his flagship station *WRKO 680* in Boston, he is syndicated across New England. He has worked as a reporter/commentator for Channels 2 and 56. In 1980-81, Carr was Boston City Hall bureau chief of *The Boston Herald American*, and he later worked as the paper's State House bureau chief. As a political reporter for *WNEV*, Channel 7, his coverage of then Mayor Kevin White was so relentless that after the mayor announced he wasn't running again, he told the Boston Sunday Globe that one of the things he enjoyed most about his impending retirement was not having Carr chase him around the city. In 1985, he won the National Magazine Award, the magazine industry's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for Essays and Criticism. In television, he has been nominated for an Emmy Award.