On Headline, Howard 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.
Green’s first book, Banking on America: How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the USA was an immediate best seller and was released in both Canada and the United States. His 2nd book, Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy authored with Charles Bronfman, was a finalist for the National Business Book Award.
He was one of ten business journalists selected from around the world by Columbia University in New York City 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.