A versatile and engaging media personality, Mark Howard is a great connector for fans tuning in to their favourite sport. He is a fan himself and blends this passion in seamlessly to his work.
For the past two summers, “Howie” has been a part of Fox Sports’ Cricket coverage, bringing Tests, ODI’s, T20’s and the Big Bash in to homes nationwide. His rapport with the big names on the field and in the commentary box is a superb element of Fox’s broadcasts.
This extends to his work on radio with Triple M. His decade long association with the network started as a boundary rider on Triple M Footy and has grown significantly to include AFL commentary and hosting flagship programs Dead Set Legends and Hot Breakfast.
Howard’s love of sport and storytelling has come to the fore in recent years via his podcast The Howie Games. Available on Podcast One, the series began with his Fox Cricket colleague Adam Gilchrist and is now in its seventh season and edging towards 100 episodes. Athletes past and present, domestic and international have sat down with Howie to tell their stories, with the content both captivating and unique. The show went past 20 million downloads in 2019 with those numbers continuing to climb.
From a beginning in media working on the production side of Formula One to his first ever interview subject, seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, Howard’s big break in Australia came as part of Network Ten’s News and Sport teams. AFL, Motorsport, Cricket, Golf plus Commonwealth and Winter Olympic Games were just a few of the events Howard featured on during his time with Ten.
The married father of two is an avid surfer where he lives on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. You’ll even catch his kids Skye and Mack on The Howie Games, under their stage names – Pickle and The Big Penguin!