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Howard Saltz got his first newspaper byline at age 12, when a weekly in the Bronx, N.Y., published his essay in its annual Mother’s Day writing contest.
He is currently the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, winner in 2013 of the most prestigious award in journalism: the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. It was the first Pulitzer in the newspaper's 102-year history.
Saltz held several journalism jobs in between. See Howard Saltz’ journalism past here on the Howard Saltz Journalism History Page.
He has been the Sun-Sentinel editor since 2011, and added the publisher’s job in 2016. As top executive of the Sun-Sentinel Media Group, he is responsible for the daily newspaper, the Spanish-language El Sentinel, the entertainment website SouthFlorida.com, eight community weeklies, the weekly Jewish Journal (the largest Jewish newspaper in the U.S.), South Florida Parenting magazine, City & Shore magazine, and all web, mobile and video platforms. The Sun-Sentinel Media Group is the largest source of print and digital news in English in South Florida.
Howard is a native of the Bronx, N.Y., and a lifelong Yankees fan. He has a wife, herself an Emmy-winning TV reporter and artist who displays in Miami's eclectic Wynwood Arts District, and a daughter. He loves to ski and to travel, and is a regular attendee of the annual fringe festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. To read more about Howard Saltz see More about Howard Saltz Page.
He considers seedless watermelon mankind’s crowning achievement. Before that, he believes, the species didn’t have much to show for itself. (The Sistine Chapel? Eh.)
Howard Saltz does not usually write in the third person and finds it uncomfortable.
He speaks frequently – in the first person – to community groups and universities, and was a regular guest lecturer at Pitt for many years and at Cal State University for a couple. Howard Saltz is available for speaking engagements. For more on Howard’s past and present speaking engagements, see the Howard Saltz Journalism Education, Speaking Engagements, and Journalism Awards Page.
Howard is currently chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Florida International University’s School of Communication + Journalism. He has been a Pulitzer Prize juror.
To see Howard’s education history and journalism, see the Howard Saltz Education, Speaking Engagements, and Awards Page and the Journalism History Page.