Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Howard moved to Hollywood, Florida at the age of 16 and graduated from Hollywood Hills H.S. in 1978.
Howard attended Broward Community College where he received his Associate Arts degree in Journalism and Communications in December 1980. While in attendance at BCC, Howard was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Junior College Honor Society, was the editor of New Horizons, the school’s newspaper, and won a national award for Best Fiction Writing in 1979 at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention in San Francisco.
Howard also attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he majored in Journalism and minored in creative writing for film. While in attendance at UF he wrote several freelance articles for the local Gainesville Sun newspaper, as well as the New York Times, and entertainment magazines “Starlog” and “Comics Scene.” He also began his foray into entertainment by creating, writing, producing and hosting a weekly science-fiction, fantasy and horror radio show called “Night Chronicles.” Unfortunately, due to his father’s death, Howard left school prior to receiving his Bachelor’s Degree.
After college, Howard worked as a freelance writer for a number of publications including Autotrend magazine, Model Railroader magazine, the New York Times Sunday supplement , World Wrestling Federation magazine and New York Yankees magazine. He also held jobs as a writer in South Florida for such local newspapers as the Pembroke Pines Mirror and the South Florida Jewish Journal.
In the mid and late-80s Howard’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and while working a variety of odd jobs to pay the bills, he began his foray into entertainment. Howard created, wrote and produced two daily and weekly radio shows; one on professional wrestling called “Squared Circle,” the other a revamping of his college days “Night Chronicles” concept , except it was now hosted by New York City TV and radio personality John Zacherle. During this time Howard also syndicated and distributed a 13-episode weekly radio special for author Stephen King titled “Lists That Matter.”
Throughout the remainder of the ‘80s Howard continued working as a freelance writer for such magazines as Single Scene, South Florida Lifestyles, Men’s Health and Gold Belt Wrestling, but also began working in a variety of industries such as managing a service station, working as an office manager for a security and counter surveillance company in Miami called SpyTech and working for National Casino Tours, his brother’s Hollywood, Florida-based travel agency that specialized in running junkets to such Las Vegas hotels and casinos as Arizona Charlie’s, Treasure Island, the Golden Nugget and the Flamingo Hilton.
In 1989 Howard and a friend started a professional wrestling company called Wild Women of Wrestling and the following year began Ladies Major League Wrestling to produce and distribute a WWOW TV show. Despite being on the fringe since his college days, this began Howard’s 25-year career directly in professional wrestling as a promoter and TV producer.
Throughout the years Howard has produced more than 200 hours of television, was the president of the National Wrestling Alliance from 1994 to late 2001, has written two books on the subject—“Dusty: Reflections of an American Dream” and “Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling” – and has worked with various third parties and government liaisons to bring live events to such diverse places as Israel, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and the People’s Republic of China.
Howard’s involvement in professional wrestling has continued as he is the co-founder and co-owner of Ring Warriors, LLC, a Florida-based company that produces a TV show that has been seen in several foreign markets and had a thirteen week run on WGN America from September to December in 2018.
But wrestling hasn’t been Howard’s only game. During this same time period he has successfully carved out careers in communications, marketing, branding and advertising.
From October 1997 to May 2009, Howard worked for Bank of America Corporation where he held a variety of positions including: Communications Manager, Webmaster, Quality Assurance Manager, Project Manager, and Web Content Manager for various lines of business like Telephone Banking and Consumer Real Estate in such cities as Tampa, Charlotte, North Carolina and Las Vegas. While at Bank of America Howard wrote thousands of associate-facing articles, created several Web User Interface designs, championed cutting edge Web technology and was recognized nationally with several awards for team leadership and corporate spirit. He also received his Six Sigma Green Belt certification for process design and his Toastmaster International certification.
Between December 2009 and March 2012 Howard worked as the Chief Marketing Officer for CR Imperial Marketing, a Fort Lauderdale-based company that specialized in residential and commercial real estate in Costa Rica. Although he started as their Communications Manager, in less than a year he moved into the CMO role. While at the company he was in charge of press releases, brand development, Web site design, Web traffic growth, SEO, social media campaigns, email and social media advertising campaigns.
From May 2012 to May 2015, Howard was the Director of Marketing for Pacific Estates, another company that developed residential real estate in Costa Rica. His responsibilities were similar to those in his previous role with the addition of list management, Google, Microsoft and a various social media advertising campaigns, lead generation, and managing and streamlining the overall marketing budget.
In May 2015, Howard rejoined Louis Mamo & Company – where he previously worked as a marketing consultant, from March 2012 to March 2013 – in order to help Mr. Mamo expand his operations to Las Vegas.
In addition to working with Louis Mamo & Company, Howard has written regularly for StripLV magazine since 2016. He has written monthly business columns, historical retrospectives of various events that have taken place in Las Vegas through the years, articles focused on pop culture and topics that are of general interest.
Howard, who lived in Las Vegas from 2006 to 2009, moved back to Las Vegas in September 2014.