Headline News today announced that nationally syndicated radio show host and money coach Clark Howard will debut a new weekend program on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. Every week, Clark Howard will help viewers make smart financial decisions in all aspects of their lives as they face an increasingly dire economy. Howard’s mantra each show: Help viewers “save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off!”
Clark Howard will air Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. (ET). Two 30-minute shows will air back-to-back, featuring the best calls from Howard’s daily national radio program, The Clark Howard Show.
“We’re proud to add Clark to our Headline News weekend lineup, particularly in a time when so many consumers are wondering what’s next for our economy,” said Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN Worldwide. “Clark is not only genuinely interested in helping people manage their money but is a straight shooter who we believe will help cut through the clutter and offer viewers the financial insights they need.”
Each show will include a “Money Coach” segment, where Howard profiles finances of individual callers to reveal the best ways for them to take control of their money. “Clark’s Consumer Tip of the Day” will offer viewers easy-to-understand, practical advice on how to save money daily, while “Clark’s Travel Tips” will offer “insider” travel tips.
“I’m so excited to give Headline News viewers the opportunity to learn how to take control of their wallets,” Howard said. “We’re in tough times, and the more you know, the more power you have.”
Leading up to the launch of his show, Howard will provide reports on Headline News to help viewers save money during the holiday season.
Howard’s radio program The Clark Howard Show is now heard nationally on more than 225 radio stations. A successful entrepreneur, newspaper columnist and best-selling author, Howard found his way onto the radio after he was asked to be a guest on a radio show about travel. The response was so positive that he was given his own program, The Clark Howard Show. The show originates from Atlanta’s WSB-AM with Christa DiBiase as executive producer. The Clark Howard Show is syndicated by Dial Global.
Howard’s most recent book, 2007’s Clark Smart Real Estate, addresses relevant issues in today’s mortgage crisis. He has published eight books in total, with Get Clark Smart in 2002 and Clark’s Big Book of Bargains in 2003 both charting on the New York Times Bestsellers List. He is also a reporter on ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta.
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