SPORTSCASTER, Mark Howard, was a well-known face and voice for NewsChannel 5 viewers and listeners.
The 65-year-old Nashville reporter passed away on July 24, 2022, according to his wife.
Who was Mark Howard?
Howard Mark Levenson, better known as Mark Howard, was a popular sportscaster in Nashville, Tennesee, although he was originally from Connecticut.
Howard spent 20 years working for NewsChannel 5 e 20 years with the radio station, 104.5 the Zone.
In 2004, Howard became a co-host of the Wake Up Zone on The Zone 104.5-FM, which eventually became the No 1 rated show in Nashville, secondo Il Tennessee.
He left the show in 2020 and in the past year, Howard worked as a part-time host at The Game 102.5-FM.
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What was Mark Howard’s cause of death?
Howard passed away at the age of 65 di domenica, luglio 24, according to his wife, La madre della star di MTV.
Steve Layman took to Twitter to announce Howard’s passing, scrivere: “We at @NC5 are sad to report that our longtime sports anchor and friend Mark Howard passed away at home early today.
“Mark knew as much about sports in this market as anyone you’ll find and had a great sense of humor. It’s a huge loss to us and to sports fans around Tennessee.”
His cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Howard is survived by his wife and son, Jack.
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What are people saying about his passing?
Kevin Ingram, who co-hosted with Howard at The Zone 104.5-FM said: “I loved working with Mark, but the thing about Mark was that he was a great friend.”
“There weren’t many people who were more supportive of me or my career than Mark. He was always very encouraging and gave good advice. There aren’t too many people you’ll find who were more knowledgeable about sports than Mark. It was almost scary how much he knew, especially about baseball.”
Retired NewsChannel 5 sports director, Hope Hines, said his heart was broken.
“I’ve lost one of my best and dearest friends. He was more like a son to me and he felt the same way, I was a father-like figure in many ways to him. I’m heartbroken for Jack his son, and Debra. He was a great, great talent.”
David Boclair, a sports reporter, took to Twitter to write:
“Sometimes it is no fun to break news. It is with great sadness that I must report that Nashville television/radio sports personality Mark Howard passed away this afternoon at home. … Mark was a friend and supporter, and his voice (booming and knowledgable) will be missed.”