Howard Ballou Biography
Howard Ballou is an American journalist who has been a news anchor for WLBT, and WDBD TV since September 1984. This is his second stint as the principal anchor of the newscasts at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. He also works at the station as a general assignment reporter. He served as an executive producer during his initial stint at the channel.
Ballou has worked in the field of broadcast journalism for more than 30 years. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the United Press International Best Documentary category for a report on Tennessee Drunk Driving Legislation, three First Place Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Awards, and Best Franchise Reporting for his Taking Back Our Neighborhoods series of reports since 2009. In addition, Howard was awarded First Place Best Documentary by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters in 2016 for An Autograph for the Ages.
Ballou was inducted into the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2007, after anchoring and reporting for the top-rated 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts since 1984. In addition, the Jackson City Council issued a resolution in 2017 honoring and commending him for his outstanding journalistic management.
He is also a past president of the local branch of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as a former regional director of the Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi. He is actively involved in the community, serving on the boards of several philanthropic and civic organizations.
Howard has also worked in broadcast journalism for KDFW-TV in Texas, WHBQ-TV in Tennessee, WFBC in South Carolina, and WCCB TV in North Carolina. He hosted newscasts on two networks, Fox station WDBD and NBC affiliate WLBT, for two years. He is currently a general assignment reporter for the channel and has previously worked as a producer and executive producer.
Howard Ballou Age
How old is Howard Ballou? Ballou has not shared any details regarding his date of birth. Therefore, it is difficult to know his actual age and when he celebrates his birthday. We guarantee to keep you posted once the information is available in the limelight.
Howard Ballou Family
Ballou has remained tight-lipped regarding his parents and whether he has siblings or not in the spotlight. However, we promise to keep you updated once the information is available in the public domain.
Howard Ballou Wife
Ballou is a married man to his beautiful wife, Deborah Thomas. The couple has been blessed with three sons: Brandon, Brian, and Blair. However, we will keep you updated once more details regarding the family are available in the public eye.
Howard Ballou’s Height
Ballou stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Howard Ballou Net Worth
Ballou has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million as of 2022. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a journalist.
Howard Ballou Salary
Ballou receives an estimated annual salary ranging from $45,500 – $110,500.