Since 1975, Howard Ain has served as the Local 12 Troubleshooter. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Journalism.
Prior to joining WKRC-TV, Howard worked at WLWD-TV in Dayton, OH, WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY, and KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, AR. In addition to appearing on newscasts at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 11:00 pm, Howard writes for all Community Press Newspapers on a monthly basis.
Howard was one of the only reporters reporting live from the site of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in May 1977—giving vivid descriptions from the scene of the tragedy throughout the evening. He was the only reporter to get on-camera interviews with the members of The Who singing group the morning following the tragedy in which 11 people were trampled to death trying to get into the Cincinnati Coliseum for their concert in December 1979. Howard’s exclusive investigation into alleged construction problems at the Zimmer Nuclear Power Plant in the late 1970’s led to a full-scale investigation by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and, eventually, to the owners of the plant converting it to a coal-fired facility. Howard’s investigation into alleged child abuse at a Warren County home for mentally and physically handicapped children led to the conviction and imprisonment of several employees.
Howard is now working part time doing stories, giving advice and helping viewers who send emails to him at Local 12 News.
Howard is the recipient of several Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award.
Howard is a widower and has six children.
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