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“The Moms of Magnolia Street”

Excellence in Broadcast Local Coverage, Honoring Jack R. Howard

NBC Bay Area (KNTV), 2022

Author(s): Michael Bott, Sean Myers, Evita Isleta and Michael Horn | NBC Bay Area (KNTV)


The NBC Bay Area news team shared personal stories of people experiencing homelessness and explored the systemic issues causing housing insecurity with the latest home price and real estate boom as backdrop. The centerpiece of the station’s coverage was the forceful eviction of working mothers from a corporate-owned home and the acts of civil disobedience that followed.

Honoring Jack R. Howard
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Jack R. Howard is credited with expanding The E.W. Scripps Company’s presence in the field of broadcasting. In 1937, he was elected president of the Scripps radio company. Jack succeeded his father, Roy W. Howard, as president of Scripps-Howard in 1953. He retired in 1976.