About AAJA Sports Task Force

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The Sports Task Force (STF) aims to elevate the voice of Asian Americans in sports media across multiple platforms and encourage future Asian American sports media professionals through mentorship, educational offerings and scholarship opportunities.


howard-chen.jpegDirector Howard Chen

Born in Canada, but raised in Houston, Howard Chen is currently a senior-level producer in ESPN’s partnership with China, helping to oversee the on-court portion of their NBA game broadcasts as well as general video production. Previously, Howard was a reporter regularly seen on Houston Rockets and Houston Astros game broadcasts for Comcast SportsNet Houston. He has also been a host on FOX Sports Southwest and was a Sports Producer at FOX 26 KRIV-TV in Houston before being hired at ESPN. From an AAJA perspective, not only is Howard currently the chairperson of the Sports Task Force, he is also the Vice President of the AAJA-Texas chapter. In the past, Howard has served as President and Vice President of the Michigan Chapter during his reporting days in Ohio and previously was an advisor for Asian American Small Market Broadcast Journalists (AASMBJ).


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