George Howell – Keynote Speaker

Award-winning U.S. journalist and entrepreneur with particular focus on media and technology

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Specialist Subjects

  • Moderator / Host / Facilitation
  • Geopolitics
  • Race and Cultural Matters
  • Evolution of News and Journalism
  • Transformation in Media and Entertainment
  • Web3
  • Metaverse
  • Environmental Sustainability


  • English


George Howell is best known to audiences around the world for his contributions as host of the news program “CNN Newsroom with George Howell,” which was simulcast LIVE, weekly on both CNN International and CNN USA.

A journalist of more than 20 years, he has had a front row seat to history. As a National Correspondent for CNN, he covered a number of notable stories from the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, to unrest in Ferguson Missouri following the death of Michael Brown, the death of Fidel Castro, and the fall of ISIS. Before CNN, Howell worked as a reporter at ABC affiliate WSB in Atlanta. He also worked at KREM in Spokane, Washington; KXAN in Austin, Texas; and stations KOMO and KIRO in Seattle, Washington, where he also covered the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Howell left CNN in February 2020 with an interest to leverage his global perspective in the areas of international affairs, journalism, media and technology.

Howell currently serves as co-founder, CEO and Chairman of an AI powered information analytics start-up called Baseline Media. In addition, he is part of the leadership team of the technology services provider, Solliance, supporting the company as the General Manager of the Solliance Media Practice. Howell is also Cofounder of the media production + consultancy he and his wife, Khristian A. Howell, created called KSQD Media. In addition to his professional leadership roles, he proudly serves as a UNICEF Board member for the Southeast Region.

Howell is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Along with an Emmy win and several nominations throughout his career, Howell has been honored by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the New York Association of Black Journalists. As a student, he was honored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation as a finalist in a national competition for excellence in journalism.

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