Howard Ballou Bio, Age, Family, WLBT, Wife, Height, Salary, Net Worth

Howard Ballou
Howard Ballou

Howard Ballou Biography

Howard Ballou is a popular American journalist presently working as a news anchor at WLBT-TV/WDBD-TV since joining the station in September of 1984. Ballou has been working in broadcast journalism for over 30 years. This is his second tenure as the primary anchor for WLBT-newscasts TV at 6 and 10 p.m. In addition, he anchors the 5 p.m. broadcast.

Ballou has also worked in broadcast journalism in Texas (KDFW-TV), Tennessee (WHBQ-TV), South Carolina (WFBC/WYFF-TV, WIS-TV), and North Carolina (WFBC/WYFF-TV, WIS-TV) (WCCB-TV).

Similarly, Ballou was the anchor of newscasts on two networks for two years: Fox affiliate WDBD-TV (9 pm) and NBC affiliate WLBT-TV (5, 6, and 10 pm). In addition to anchoring for WLBT-TV, he is a general assignment reporter and has previously worked as a producer and executive producer for the station.

Howard has received numerous awards for his excellence in his field, including United Press International’s “Best Documentary” category for a report he did on Tennessee Drunk Driving Legislation, Best Franchise Reporting for his Taking Back Our Neighborhoods series of reports since 2009, and three First Place Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.

In addition, Ballou garnered the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters’ First Place for Best Documentary for An Autograph for the Ages in 2016. In 2017, he was inducted into the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame after anchoring and reporting for the top-rated 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts since 1984. Moreover, in 2017, the Jackson City Council presented Howard with a resolution “honoring and commending” him for “maintaining excellent stewardship in news journalism.”

Furthermore, Ballou is a former Regional Director for the Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi and a former President of the local branch of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is also actively involved in the community, serving on the boards of directors of several charitable and civic organizations.

Additionally, Ballou is married to former Deborah Thomas. The pair has three kids, Brandon, Brian, and Blair. Ballou is an active fisherman who enjoys reading good books and listening to good music, particularly jazz and classics.

Howard Ballou Age

How old is Howard? Information regarding Howard’s actual age, birthdate, and when he celebrates his birthday is currently not available. We will keep you informed when the relevant information surfaces in the public domain. Nonetheless, Ballou’s nationality is American.

Howard Ballou Family

Ballou was born to his father, Leonard, and mother, Maude Ballou, in the United States of America. However, he has not publicly disclosed any information concerning his siblings. We will update this section as soon as more information becomes available.

Howard Ballou Wife

Is Howard married? Yes. Howard is blissfully married to the former Deborah Thomas. The pair has three kids, Brandon, Brian, and Blair. Ballou is an active fisherman who enjoys reading good books and listening to good music, particularly jazz and classics.

Howard Ballou Height

Ballou stands approximately at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.82 m) with a moderate weight.

Howard Ballou Salary

Ballou receives an average annual salary of between $42,550 and $110,500.

Howard Ballou Net Worth

How much is Howard worth? Howard has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. His wealth comes from his career as a journalist.