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Howard Green

Journalist, Founding Anchor of BNN & Bestselling Author

Howard Green is one of the founders and builders of Business News Network in Canada, where he anchored from 1999-2014. Green is best known for hosting BNN’s flagship interview show, Headline with Howard Green and for his bestselling book, Banking on America.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Headlines & Current Events
Green shares how the headlines of the day/month/year, can inform your audience on business and the economy in Canada along with insights from our country’s business leaders.

Platform Plus

Moderator

As the anchor of "Headline", Green constantly moderated high-level panel discussions and does so at conferences and association events.

Host/MC

Green is an original on-air host who has been a key player in the industry and an engaging host for business and association events.

Panelist/In Conversation

Awards

2006-07
Knight Bagehot Fellow in Economics & Journalism, Columbia University, New York

2003
GEMINI AWARD, Best Science, Technology Documentary, “The Investigation of Swissair 111”

1997
Worldfest Houston | Gold Award
Yorkton Film Festival | Gold Sheaf Award, Best Documentary by a Broadcaster


  • I have worked closely with Howard Green on the presentation of "Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year" and 'Canada's Top 40 under 40." As MC of these events, he was most engaging and connected strongly with the audience. He was always well prepared, easy to work with and unflappable. He made it look easy and our events were all the better for his contribution.

    - President, TMAC Communications
  • It is always such a pleasure having you host our roundtable. You are so very skilled at facilitating the discussion by interjecting interesting perspectives and ensuring everyone gets the opportunity to speak.

    - Vice-President, Kruger Products LP, Toronto
  • I want to personally acknowledge how much I enjoyed working with you and the Speaker's Bureau for making this year's conference a success. My anticipation of your contribution was that you would put " the icing on the cake " and so thank you. Your wrap up was delivered as if you had been engaged in the industry for years. It will also challenge us to crank it up a notch which is the part I enjoy.

    - Renewable Energy Conference
  • Howard, thank you very much for acting as our Master of Ceremonies, you did a superb job! Everyone in the room was engaged and enjoyed the program! I thought it was particularly wonderful how you maintained that fine balance between a light and upbeat tone, and being respectful of our guests of honor.

    - Caldwell Partners International Inc
  • As always, you kept the conversation flowing, engaged the participants and created a discussion in which everyone felt comfortable to share. All-in-all, we are very happy with yesterday’s event and feel that the conversation was fruitful and enlightening for everyone.

    - Vice President, Smithcom Limited
  • You did a great job and really got everyone to participate, throwing out great ideas that elevated the discussion.

    - Editor, Canadian Grocer
  • You are so very skilled at facilitating the discussion by interjecting interesting perspective and ensuring everyone gets the opportunity to speak. This discussion was much broader than previous ones on purpose and I really enjoyed everyone’s contribution.

    - Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation, Kruger Products L.P.
  • I heard nothing but great things from both attendees, interviewees and AirWatch staff about how you and the team worked. You were very wonderful to work with... so appreciative of your hard work, thoughtful questions and overall charisma you brought.

    - PR Executive, Air-Watch by VMWare, Atlanta

Summary Profile

On Headline, Green interviewed everyone from Alan Greenspan to Larry Summers to T. Boone Pickens to Larry Fink, Sir Richard Branson and Tony Blair—not to mention an endless number of North American CEOs, decision makers and market players.

For almost ten years, he also hosted BNN’s popular Market Call, a half hour phone in show for investors seeking advice from leading money managers, and for six years The Business News with Howard Green, the primetime news program and precursor to Headline. In January 2013, Green released his first book, Banking on America: How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the USA published by HarperCollins. It was an immediate best seller and was released in the United States in paperback in May 2014. His next book will be published in the fall of 2016.

In 2006, Green took a one-year sabbatical from BNN at Columbia University in New York City. He was one of ten business journalists selected from around the world by Columbia for the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship that provides an opportunity for those chosen to deepen their understanding of business.

Green is also a prize-winning documentary maker. He directed, wrote and co-produced The Investigation of Swissair 111, a highly-acclaimed 90 minute film that took viewers inside the four and half year inquiry into a plane crash that cost the lives of 229 people. It was one of the most complex aviation probes in history. The documentary was a co-production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Swiss National Television. For his work on the film, Green won the top television prize in Canada, The Gemini Award. He was also nominated for two Emmys for a U.S. version that aired on the PBS series, NOVA. Green’s film was also a finalist for The Japan Prize and a duPont-Columbia Award. It has been broadcast worldwide.

Howard Green began covering business in 1988. For ten years, he was a contributing producer and reporter at “Venture”, a weekly business magazine program on CBC-TV. He also reported from Canada for PBS’ Nightly Business Report from 1989-94. From 1995-99, he produced and reported for CBC’s info technology and media series, Undercurrents, and from 1990 until 2004, Green made nearly a dozen documentaries for which he received a number of awards. His work has been seen in some 50 countries.

Between 1983 and 1988, Howard Green was co-host and field producer at What’s New?, CBC’s nationally broadcast newsmagazine aimed a youth audience. From 1981 to 1983, he worked as a local TV news reporter throughout Canada’s Atlantic provinces for CBC and CTV stations. His first job in TV was in the summer of 1979, hanging lights and doing gopher work at ATV in his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Green has a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Masters from Columbia University in New York. In 2013, he joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.