Howe to step down from UNC-TV
Posted October 1, 2013
Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Tom Howe, director and general manager of UNC-TV, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire Feb. 1. He has been in the role since 1992, the longest term for any UNC-TV GM.
During his tenure, Howe saw UNC-TV through the transition from analog to digital and expanded network programming to 24 hours a day across four channels. UNC-TV reaches more people than all but three other public television networks in the country.
"Under Tom’s leadership, UNC-TV has grown and remained strong in the face of many challenges. UNC-TV will certainly miss his experience and dedication," said Robb Teer, chairman of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees.
In a 45-year career in public television, Howe spent time in Seattle, New Mexico, Hawaii, Nebraska and San Diego. His work contributed to a national Emmy Award, a Peabody and more than 40 local Emmys.
In 2003, the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters presented Howe with its Distinguished Service Award, and in 2004 he received the Governors’ Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Board of Governors of theNashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In 2012, the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters inducted Howe into its Hall of Fame.