Howell started working at the Chattanooga, TN, FOX affiliate in 1994. For the past five years he has been executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis.
“I determined if I were ever given the opportunity to repay this community I would take it,” Howell said in a statement. “That is why I am announcing my campaign for State Representative.”
In 2002, Howell was named “Religion Reporter of the Year for Secular Media” by the Religion Newswriters of America.