About your new Publisher

PHOTO BY WHEI HOWERTON. The New Scene Publisher, Blaine Howerton, took over ownership of the magazine in January 2018.

Blaine Howerton is an award winning program creator and Producer, Publisher and News photojournalist.

From his beginnings as a News Stringer covering the Four Corners region, to his stints as award-winning tv news photographer, live truck engineer and Technical Operations Manager, to his National Telly Awards as a Production Manager and NATAS Heartland Emmy nomination, Howerton continues to find ways to tell stories and broadcast live events.

He brings more than 25 years experience in the media industry to 5 companies. Scene Magazine is his latest acquisition.

The television bug bit Howerton early on. And, no matter how he tried to shake it, it stuck with him. While still in college, he set a passion-driven goal of becoming a forest Ranger aside to go to work for a small television news station out of Farmington, New Mexico. As a news stringer, he covered news in the Four Corners Region (ranging from breaking news to the small community event).  Howerton had discovered his love for story-telling.

As a student pursuing a degree in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, he led the Campus Television station (CTV) to several student Emmy Production Awards. From there he went to work for KOAA television in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Colorado Broadcaster’s Association recognized his work as a News Reporter/Photographer.

It was his experience in Salt Lake City, Utah that pushed his skills to the next level. Not only was Howerton a news Photojournalist, but also he engineered a microwave live truck for the evening news. After countless ENG live shots and thousands of hours of news coverage, the Utah Broadcaster’s Association honored him for his work in Breaking News. The hard work paid off.  Howerton got the opportunity to work in his hometown of Denver, Colorado.

He was part of the start up team for KDVR Fox 31 in Denver in 2001. The launch of the 9 10 o’clock newscast for this Fox Owned and Operated station was the most successful in Fox Television’s history. After a 10-year news career, it was at KDVR where Howerton chose a different path. He was entrusted with the responsibility of starting the station’s first Commercial Production Department. Later, he held a position in middle management as Technical Operations Manager overseeing a staff of 31 people (responsible for all news production and Master Control Operations).

Howerton left KDVR in 2006 to pursue an opportunity to create quality local programming. KWHD (a small independent television station) hired Howerton as their Production Manager. Howerton was challenged to bring a somewhat defunct production arm of a failing station back to life. In two short years, he successfully re-built production operations, re-designed a production truck, and re-vamped a 10,000 square foot studio.

He never let his love for story-telling fall by the wayside. As Production Manager at KWHD, Howerton created and launched more than 10 original television shows. These shows earned national recognition, receiving two National Telly Awards in 2009.

During his time at KWHD, Howerton created a niche for large screen music festival Video Production.  He formed a team, placing video on jumbo screens at more than 80 festivals and performances over 2 years.  In only 2 years, his team provided video services for more than 100,000 people at regional festivals.

In 2009, Howerton branched out by launching 3 more businesses all centered around Video Production.  In the past 8 years, he has helped to build a suite of successful companies and he continues to work on all levels of Production supporting those companies. In 2017, he acquired North Forty News and in 2018, he acquired Scene Magazine. He is currently acting Publisher for both publications.

As President of the Regional Emmy Awards (Heartland Chapter), Producer of Regional Emmy Shows around the country, and on the Trustee (Governing) Board of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Howerton strives for recognizing the quality of Professionalism in the Television and Media Industries.

Howerton lives in Fort Collins, CO with his wife and 2 sons.

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