Who is Howie Carr?
Howard Louis Carr Jr. was born on 17 January 1952, in Portland, Maine USA, and is a radio talk-show host, journalist and author, best known for being the host of “The Howie Carr Show”, broadcast on weekdays from Boston, Massachusetts.
The Net Worth of Howie Carr
How rich is Howie Carr? As of mid-2018, sources inform of a net worth that is over $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism; he wrote three columns a week for the newspaper the Boston Herald. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Where is Howie Carr Today?
Howie continues to work on his radio show “The Howie Carr Show” which has changed stations several times over the course of his career. It is now a part of the Newsmax cable television channel, and is also WRKO. At times, he fills in for other talk show hosts such as Dennis Miller and Mark Levin. He’s alsobeen involved in reporting and commentating work for WLVI and WGBH. In recent years, he’s been focused more on writing fiction books. His latest book is entitled “Kennedy Babylon” which was released in 2017; he also written both fiction and non-fiction books about gangsters. He was also seen during a rally for then presidential candidate Donald Trump which he was an opening speaker, significant as he has been named as one of the most important talk show hosts in the US, and has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He’s been heavily featured in “Talkers Magazine” too, which also named him one of the most influential radio talk show hosts in the country.
Howie with President Donald J. Trump at The White House!
Carr has been known to be a long time columnist for the Boston Herald. He was the Boston City Hall bureau chief of the Boston Herald American from 1980 to 1981 before becoming the paper’s State House bureau chief. In 1985, he won the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, being very critical of guest columnist Mike Barnicle, who would later resign from the Boston Globe due to allegations of fabrication and plagiarism. This later led to a feud in which Barnicle tried to spread rumors that Carr’s wife was having an affair with boxer Riddick Bowe.
Working on Kennedy Babylon 2 at Trump International in DC. pic.twitter.com/pPcxSaiM3o
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) August 12, 2018
Howie has written three fiction books over the course of his career, with the first entitled “Hard Knocks” released in 2012. Three years later, he released the book “Killers” and in 2017 his latest book entitled “Kennedy Babylon”. Before venturing into fiction books, he initially wrote about gangsters in various non-fiction books; he began with a 2006 book entitled “The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Qurater Century”. Other books have included “Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano”, “Rifleman: The Untold Story of Stevie Flemmi”, and “Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger”.
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) August 2, 2018
The Winter Hill Gang
Most of Howie’s non-fiction books were about the Winter Hill Gang, specifically about brothers Whitey and Billy Bulger. He released his books a few months before Whitey Bulger was arrested, having been on the run for 16 years. He initially wrote the book intrigued by the dynamic of the politician and gangster brothers, and believed that Whitey Bulger wanted him dead, and had tried to kill him several times because of him writing the story of the brothers. He took considerable precautions to keep both Whitey and another gangster, Weeks off of his tail.
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He mentioned later in an interview that he started mixing up his routine so that he couldn’t get caught. He drove different ways every evening to get home, and parked in a space from which he could get away quickly. He stopped meeting face-to-face with anyone he didn’t know, and stayed out of bars. He even occasionally slept somewhere other than his home. Due to his fame, local cops usually kept an eye on his house. Eventually, Whitey was caught while Weeks disappeared, but Howie stayed very cautious for years until the disappearance of Weeks.
For his personal life, it is known that Carr had a first marriage though very little details about it are available, except that he has two daughters from that marriage. In 1993, he married Kathy Stimpson, and they have three children together. He also. The family reside in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In 2007 he had a type of cancer, melanoma, removed from his forehead. He’s been in two car crashes, the first in 2009 when he crashed into a telephone pole. In 2014, he was injured in a car crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike, and was taken to the hospital, but released later that day.