Howard Saltz has had a long career in journalism. From his start at age 12, writing for a Mother’s Day contest for a local weekly in the Bronx, through leading the Sun-Sentinel newsroom to the Pulitzer Prize in 2013, he has always shown a love for journalism and worked for many well-known publications.
Before coming to South Florida and heading up the Sun-Sentinel, Howard worked for MediaNews Group for 25 years. It was the nation’s second-largest newspaper company in terms of circulation. As the corporate vice president for digital content from 2006 to 2010, he worked with the company's 50-plus newsrooms and publishers to develop content strategies for the digital era.
That job, along with the five previous years as digital editor of MediaNews' flagship Denver Post, put him in the forefront of digital news publishing. He became an industry leader in converging print, digital and television newsrooms. He was among the first newsroom leaders with strong print and digital backgrounds, and at the Sun-Sentinel has shown that journalists can serve consumers on all platforms -- using best practices for each. Indeed, the Sun-Sentinel’s newsroom may be among the most integrated in the U.S.
Before the digital revolution, Saltz was a successful leader in print newsrooms. He held several jobs at The Denver Post, including deputy managing editor and deputy business editor. Before that he was editor-in-chief of newspapers in Pennsylvania, California, Ohio and New Jersey. All were part of MediaNews Group, which transferred him frequently over the years to lead newsrooms that needed new direction. He was 26 when he became editor of his first daily.
Saltz cut his teeth as a reporter in Connecticut, covering several beats, including the statehouse.