Former WRHI newsman and beloved Winthrop professor, Haney Howell, has passed away at the age of 75. Howell began his career as a CBS War correspondent during the Vietnam War, based in Cambodia. In the late 80’s Howell came to Winthrop to start the school’s broadcast journalism department and subsequently joined the WRHI news teams.
Howell worked at Winthrop until his retirement in 2012. That year he received the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association’s Lifetime Achievement award and was inducted in the OTS Sports Wall of Fame in 2016.
Howell served as professor and advisor to current WRHI employee, Chris Miller, and multiple former station employees.