KUZZ News Dir. Mark Howell To Retire After 21 Years
August 26, 2009 at 7:20 AM (PT)
BUCK OWENS BROADCASTING Country KUZZ/BAKERSFIELD veteran News Director MARK HOWELL has announced plans to hang it up. After 21 years at the helm of KUZZ's news department. HOWELL, 61, will retire in early OCTOBER. He joined KUZZ originally in 1976, then left for various other jobs in 1980, and returned in 1988.
During his tenure at KUZZ he has won more than 120 journalism awards from the KERN PRESS CLUB, ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEVISION and RADIO ASSOCIATION, and the RADIO-TELEVISION NEWS ASSOCIATION of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.He plans to relocate to RICHMOND, INDIANA, near his alma mater, EARLHAM COLLEGE.
Link to KGET-TV's report on HOWELL's retirement here.