Howard Ballou Profile
Howard Ballou is an American News Anchor currently working for WLBT-TV/WDBD-TV since joining the station in September 1984. This is his second tenure as the main anchor of the 5, 6, and 10 pm newscasts. Also, he currently serves as the general assignment reporter at the station. During his first tenure at the station, he worked as an executive producer, as well as producer.
Ballou has served in a Fox owned-and-operated TV station in Dallas, Texas, KDFW-TV, as a broadcast journalist. Also, he has been a broadcast journalist for WHBQ-TV, a Fox-affiliated TV station in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as for WCCB-TV, a CW-affiliated television station in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition, he has worked for WYFF-TV, WFBC-TV, and WIS-TV, holding the same positions as in KDFW, WHBQ, and WYFF.
Howard has been an anchor on 2 networks for 2 years: WLBT-TV at 5 pm, 6 pm, & 10 pm, and Fox station WDBD-TV at 9 pm.
Ballou has received numerous awards for his work, including United Press International’s “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 the year 2009.
For An Autograph for the Ages, Howard was awarded “First Place Best Documentary” by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters in the year 2016.
After anchoring and reporting for the top-rated 6 & 10 pm newscasts since the year 1984, Howard was elected into the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in the year 2007.
Quick Facts About Howard Ballou
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In the year 2017, the Jackson City Council passed a resolution “commending and honoring” him for “maintaining exemplary stewardship in news journalism.”
Ballou is a past President of the local branch of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as a past Regional Director for the Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi. He’s also actively involved in the community, serving on the boards of several civic and philanthropic groups.
During his leisure, you can find him reading his favorite book or listening to music, particularly jazz and classics. Also, you may find him on a fish pond fishing(he is an ardent fisherman).
Howard Ballou Age
Ballou’s age is unknown for he has managed to keep his personal life private. Therefore, there is no information regarding how old Ballou is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 60s.
Howard Ballou Height
Ballou stands at a height of approximately 5 feet, 8 inches(1.82m).
Howard Ballou Family
Information regarding Ballou’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, there will be an update as soon as it is available.
Howard Ballou Wife
Ballou is in marriage with his lovely spouse, Deborah Thomas. The couple takes pride in being “mom and dad” to their 3 sons, Blair, Brian, and Brandon. Ballou likes spending his free time with his wife, as well as his children. As soon as further information regarding his wife and children is available, there will be an update.
Howard Ballou Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WLBT, Ballou earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Howard Ballou Net Worth
Ballou has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor.
Howard Ballou WLBT
At WLBT Ballou works alongside;
- Barbie Bassett
- Patrice Clark
- Courtney Ann Jackson
- Cheryl Lasseter
- Melissa Payne
- Wilson Stribling
- Maggie Wade
- Rachel Coulter
- Patrick Ellis
- Peyton Garrison
- Dave Roberts
- Lauren Hoffman
- Trey Mongrue