Howard Alan Kurtz is one of the prominent names in American Journalist fraternity. He has been instrumental in bringing out many sensational stories into the attention of American people and raised many serious questions towards the government. He writes for the Washington Post and is one of the most admired journalists of the news paper. Regular readers of Washington Post do always look in for articles of Howard Kurtz because of the standards that he has created in their minds. Apart from being a senior journalist he has also authored many best sellers and is books have been rated very well among a vast section of people. Howard Kurtz holds many roles. Apart from being a journalist he is also a blogger and a media writer.
Howard Kurtz is a native of New York and was born in Brooklyn. He along with john king host CNN's State of the Union. This is a highly rated program with a good number of viewership all around the world. This program is instrumental in bringing out criticisms of the government policies and style of functioning. Kurtz has also written for New York magazine and the New Republic. He graduated from the University of Buffalo and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Kurtz is a seasoned journalist who has been in the press from 1990 itself. His articles are widely read among the people and have earned himself a good name among the journalist fraternity. He is unique in his way of writing and his presentation of articles is the main thing that differentiates him from all other journalists. Some critics are of the view that his articles are often biased with many accusing him of showing a political right while others say that he is biased toward the left. A critic who is highly accepted in the American press says that Kurtz has large conflicts of interests and takes money from all people who he writes about.
Kurtz has authored many best sellers and his books are widely accepted among the reading public. He is open and straight forward in his ideas and that's the reason which makes his books acceptable to a large section of people. He has also won many awards for his writings. Some of his major best sellers are, Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War, Media Circus: The Trouble with America's, etc.
Kurtz came in for much criticism for the support that he gave for the radio host Don Imus. This radio host was dismissed for a controversial statement that he made through the radio. Kurtz commented on this incident on his edition of reliable sources. His statement was not easily taken by a large section of people and came in for a large criticism. Journalists like Phil Nobile were the first one's to come out in open against the statement made by Kurtz on record. But Kurtz was not ready to offer an apology and was firm in what he said in the show. Critics may be of the opinion that he is biased in his opinions and writings, but there is still a large viewership to see what Kurtz writes.