Mark Howard (journalist)
|Known for||Roving sport reporter|
He is best known for covering Australian rules football for the network. He co-hosted The Game Plan with Scott Cummings and Wayne Carey. He was a part of the Network Ten commentary team for the 2011 AFL Grand Final that was awarded the 2012 Logie Award for the Most Popular Sports Program. He is also an AFL boundary rider for Triple M's Melbourne coverage.
Howard joined Network Ten in 2005, employed for the network's award-winning V8 Supercar coverage for two years. Later in 2006 (when the network realised that it was soon to lose the rights), his role was expanded to include sport reports on Ten News At Five and at the same time became travel and lifestyle presenter for 9am with David and Kim during 2007 and 2008.
In late 2008, Howard was asked to join Network Ten's AFL team as a boundary rider; during this time he covered the 100th goal in a season by Hawthorn's Lance Franklin and co-hosted the 2008 Brownlow Medal "Red Carpet" for the network.
In 2009 he became an official AFL boundary rider and the main correspondent for multi-channel (sports channel) One. This major role finished at the end of the 2011 AFL season when the network lost the rights to Aussie rules football.
In the past, he co-hosted of the Network Ten's MotoGP coverage, including at Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island. He was also a roving reporter for the network's Australian Grand Prix coverage and motorsport program RPM. Occasionally he was a pit reporter at the network's coverage of the Bathurst 1000.