Josh Howard was named Vice President, Long Form Programming, in December 2005.
Before joining CNBC, Howard was Executive Producer of the CBS News broadcast 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY. He was named to that position in June 2004.
Prior to that, during the 2003-04 television season, Howard served as Executive Editor of the Sunday edition of 60 MINUTES, second-in-command to Don Hewitt, the creator and Executive Producer of the program.
From 1996 through 2003, Howard was Senior Producer of 60 MINUTES, the third-highest ranking executive on the broadcast. In that role, he was chiefly responsible for the day-to-day management of the 100-member 60 MINUTES staff in New York, Washington, and overseas.
Before that, in 1995, Howard was an Executive Producer of CBS News Productions, where he helped create the concept for "Biography: This Week" -- the episodes of the acclaimed "Biography" series that were produced by CBS News for the A&E Television Networks.
Howard began his career in network news as a producer for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH DAN RATHER (1986-89), covering breaking news and producing longer feature and investigative reports. He moved to primetime as producer for 60 MINUTES, working primarily with correspondent Mike Wallace (1989-94). He then served as a senior producer for the newsmagazine EYE TO EYE WITH CONNIE CHUNG (1994-95).
Earlier, Howard worked in local news at WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York, where he started as a producer in the station’s investigative unit (1981-84). He also served as senior producer for special projects (1984-85). He was then named broadcast producer for the hour-long CHANNEL 2 NEWS AT 6 (1985-86).
Howard has won numerous journalistic awards, including 18 national Emmy Awards for reports broadcast on THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH DAN RATHER and 60 MINUTES. For his work as a producer at WCBS-TV, he was honored with seven New York area Emmy Awards.