Howard Bryant Biography
Howard Bryant also known as Howie Bryant is an American author, sports journalist, and radio and television personality. Bryant writes weekly columns for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, ESPN, and appears regularly on ESPN Radio.
Bryant is a frequent panelist on The Sports Reporters and since 2006 has been the sports correspondent for Weekend Edition with Scott Simon on National Public Radio.
Howard Bryant Journalism Career
Howie Bryant began his career in 1991 with the Oakland Tribune covering sports and technology, before moving to the San Jose Mercury News from 1995 to 2001. In San Jose, he covered the telecommunications industry before returning to sports to cover the Oakland Athletics.
Bryant then reported for the Bergen Record from 2001 to 2002, covering the New York Yankees, before joining the Boston Herald as a columnist from 2002 to 2005. He left the Herald for the Washington Post, where he covered the Washington Redskins from 2005 to 2007. In August 2007, he joined ESPN.
Howard Bryant Books and Film Appearances
In 2002, Howard Bryant published his first book, Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston, which won the CASEY Award for the best baseball book of 2002 and was a finalist for the Society for American Baseball Research’s Seymour Medal.
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In 2005, Bryant published Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball, which was New York Times Notable Book of 2005. In 2010, The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron was published, which also won the CASEY Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010.
He appeared in The Tenth Inning, Ken Burns’s extension of his 1994 documentary Baseball.
Howard Bryant Works
- Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston (2003).
- Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball (2006).
- The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron (2010).
- The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism (2018)
Howard Bryant Age
Bryant was born on Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States. He is 50 years old as of 2018.
Howard Bryant Wife
He is married to Veronique Bryant and together they have a son.
Howard Bryant Domestic Violence Arrest
In 2011, Howard Bryant agreed to a plea deal of six months pre-trial probation, after he was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest, following an incident with his wife.
According to a Massachusetts State Police report, witnesses claimed they saw him place his hands on his estranged wife’s neck and push her into a parked car outside a pizza parlor, while his 6-year-old son was in the back seat.
The state trooper wrote in his report, “Per the witnesses, the black male (Bryant) released the female when he observed my cruisers emergency lights.”
However, as part of the deal, Bryant’s attorney and prosecutors agreed that a review of the evidence did not support witness allegations of violence, but Howard Bryant admitted that police had probable cause to arrest him.
He also apologized for giving the impression that race was a factor in the actions of police (Bryant is black and his wife is white) – an allegation initially leveled by his attorney.