Howard Fineman is the Chief Political Correspondent, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and Chief Editor for Newsweek. He is an award-winning writer and NBC News
Analyst, who is contributing reports to network as well as for its cable affiliates. Howard was a usual guest on the 'Imus in the Morning', which is a radio show. He also appears frequently on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann", "Hardball with Chris Matthews" as well as in "The Rachel Maddow Show". Fineman's work has been also appeared in The Washington Post, The New Republic and The New York Times. His Living Politics column will be posted weekly on the Newsweek.com. He authored his primary book, "The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country" in the year in 2008.
Education and Career:
Howard caries an A.B., from Colgate where he was also a member of the Beta Theta Pi. He has done his an M.S. in the journalism from the Columbia University as well as a J.D. from University of Louisville. Howard's legal education also includes a year at "Georgetown University Law Center". He received Pulitzer and Watson Traveling Fellowships for his study in Russia, Middle East and Europe.
A native of the Pittsburgh, Howard completed his graduation in 1966 from "Taylor Allderdice High School". He started his journalism career in "The Louisville Courier-Journal", where he covered the coal industry, the state politics and environment before joining the Washington bureau of newspapers in 1978. He then moved to "Newsweek" in the year 1980 and named as chief political correspondent during 1984. He became a deputy bureau chief in the year 1993 and a senior editor during 1995.
Accomplishments and awards:
Howard Fineman has interviewed most of the major presidential candidate from 1984 and focused more on the rising times of former president George W. Bush. "Bush and God," was one of the top-selling issues of 2003. It was also a part of the series of Newsweek articles, which won the magazine a "National Magazine Award" for General Excellence. His reporting helped Newsweek to win numerous honors from the "Magazine Publishers Association" and the "American Journalism Review".
Some of the other awards won by Fineman include a Headliners Club of New York's "Page One", ABA's "Silver Gavel" and Society of Professional Journalist's "Deadline Club".
Apart from the campaign-year cover stories, Howard also showed his interest and covered some of the political topics from a progressive viewpoint and ideology. In order to highlight these, he has also written stories, which deal with the rise of "religious right". "Pledge of Allegiance controversy", "the impact of the digital technology on society" and the "influence of Hollywood on politics" are some of the other topics, which boosted his popularity. Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Steve Case, Ted Turner, Robert Rubin, Warren Beatty, Aaron Sorkin, Jane Fonda as well as Jay Leno are some of the business leaders and entertainment personalities interviewed by Howard. Additionally, he interviewed Lee Atwater, who is a GOP operative. He also appears in an award-winning documentary called "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story".