Howard Alan Kurtz, who has also a nickname “Howie”, drew his first breath on 1st August in the year 1953. He was born in New York’s Brooklyn to the family of Leonard and Marcia Kurtz. His parents worked as a clothing executive and a homemaker respectively.


At first, Howard Kurtz graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo. When he studied at the college, he became an editor of the college newspaper after being a writer and contributor to it previously. Thereafter, Kurtz enrolled in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Career Experience

After finishing his studies at the Columbia University, Howard Kurtz moved to New Jersey in order to work as the Record’s journalist. After getting his first experience in New Jersey’s newspaper, he left New Jersey and headed to Washington, D.C., where he got employed as a reporter by Jack Anderson, one of the fathers of the present-day journalism. Thereafter, he began to write for the afternoon newspaper “The Washington Star”, previously known as “The Washington Evening Star.”

However, the newspaper was closed in 1981. Luckily, then-editor of the “Metro”, Bob Woodward, offered Howard Kurtz to join the Washington Post. At the Washington Post, he worked as a correspondent of national affairs, the chief of the NY bureau, and reached the level of the national editor’s deputy. On the whole, Howard Kurtz had been writing for the Washington Post for 29 years and became widely recognized thanks to his job in this newspaper.

In 1998, Howard Kurtz also joined the CNNA, where he was a host of the “Reliable Sources” program, which revealed biases and performance of the media. He has worked as the host of this program for 15 years, up to 2013, and questioned the objectivity of all journalists from all corporations, including the channel for which he worked himself. While working on the CNN and writing for the Washington Post, he has also made contributions to the “New York Magazine”, “The Washington Monthly”, and “The New Republic.”

Howard Kurtz also worked for “The Daily Beast”, an American news website, where his salary was reported to be at the level of $600,000 per year. He worked for “The Daily Beast” in the period between 2010 and 2013.

Howard Kurtz is also famous thanks to being a host on the Fox New, a channel that sympathizes the Republicans. Naturally, Howard Kurtz is a tough critic of the President Obama. That led to a squabble between him and Jon Steward, a famous American journalist and comedian who sympathizes the Democrats. Kurtz accused Steward in defending the President and mocked him in one of the Fox News shows.

Up to date, there are no reliable data about the actual net worth of Howard Kurtz.

Personal life

Howard Kurtz is married to Shari Annis, with whom they had a marriage celebration in 2003. She is also close to the Republicans. However, the couple does not disclose the information about their children.

Howard Kurtz has never had any affair with any other woman.


Howard Kurtz is an author of the following books:

1) Media Circus: The Trouble with America’s Newspapers (1993)

2) Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time (1997)

3) Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine (1998)

4) The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street’s Game of Money, Media and Manipulation (2000);

5) Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War (2007).

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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