Rodger Howard spent over 30 years covering television news in the city of Los Angeles as a photojournalist. He believes that while his profession provides a videographer the opportunity to share stories and experiences with the public, it also carries a tremendous responsibility. Photographers have the obligation to tell the whole story, to provide some perspective and critical information along with visuals.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Rodger Howard spent the majority of his youth in Los Angeles, graduating from James Monroe High School in the San Fernando Valley.
Rodger studied broadcasting at Los Angeles City College, but furthered what he calls his real-world education working in the news business on the streets of Los Angeles, a vibrant city with a rich history and millions of stories to tell. As he likes to say, learning to operate a video camera can be done in a classroom, but becoming a photojournalist requires time and experience that can only be found on the streets.
Over the years, Rodger has been the recipient of numerous awards for news videography, including five Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, Three Golden Mikes and more.
After “retirement”, Rodger was the Director of Photography on the documentary film “The Weight of Honor”, produced by his wife, Stephanie Seldin Howard. The film was a labor of love, and tells the stories of five families whose lives are changed forever when they suddenly find themselves caregivers to their severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Rodger Howard, can now add “author” to his list of accomplishments. He has completed his first novel, fOCUS, with Briton Publishing; its target release date is July 2, 2021.
A die-hard Dodgers fan and jazz aficionado, Rodger has four children, three grandchildren and a wacky Husky named Loki. He and Stephanie live in the Santa Clarita Valley, north of Los Angeles.