CBS 3 has just announced what we told you today, that Marc Howard's last day on-air will be this Friday's 4 p.m. newscast. The veteran Philly broadcaster's stepping down after 54 years in the business, 30 of them locally.
“I’ve had a front row seat for some of the biggest moments in history. Now, I’m looking forward to traveling and devoting more time to personal interests," Howard said in a CBS 3 release. The anchor who joined CBS 3 in 2003 after 26 years at WPVI's Action News, and wife, artist Susan B. Howard, are planning to visit Southeast Asia soon.
“Marc has been more than a news anchor in this market,” says CBS 3 President and General Manager Michael Colleran. “He has been a rock-steady voice of authority through 30 years of Philadelphia history -- a reassuring presence in our times. He leaves big shoes to fill.”
Vice President and News Director Susan Schiller adds, “Marc is part of the fabric of Philadelphia. It’s what many local broadcasters strive to become, but few actually accomplish it. We will miss him on air and in the newsroom.”