Talking about the facts, shining light on topics that are neglected, and enriching the minds of our viewers.
Howard Stirk Holdings is a national broadcasting company that is owned and operated by veteran journalist, entrepreneur and television producer Armstrong Williams. We at HSH, believe that our programming should be groundbreaking, authentic, and enriching. Our goal is to broadcast content that is in line with truth and family values. We stay true to that core by honoring our namesake and origin.
The broadcast television industry contains less the 2% minority ownership. As such, we are committed to diversity and not just in the traditional sense. The stories we tell are true to the hallmarks of journalism: talking about the facts, shining light on topics that are neglected, and enriching the minds of our viewers.
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HOWARD STIRK HOLDINGS I, LLC
INCORPORATED MARCH 11, 2013
Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. - WPDE-TV (ABC), LMA of WWMB (CW21)
Flint-Saginaw, Michigan --WEYI- TV (NBC), WBSF (CW)
HOWARD STIRK HOLDINGS II, LLC
INCORPORATED OCTOBER 7, 2014
Anniston Al - WGWW-TV
Charleston, South Carolina – WCIV-TV
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – WXBU-TV
Las Vegas, Nevada – KHSV-TV
Tuscaloosa, Alabama – WSES-TV
From technology and manufacturing to food services and media, these companies represent the revenue and employment leaders of black business as well as its greatest innovators. These top 100 companies have also demonstrated economic impact by producing more than $25 billion in revenues and employed more than 70,000 workers. Howard Stirk Holdings is proud to be recognized at #74 on the BE100.
We believe Howard Stirk Holdings’ people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform. Their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. We also believe people can achieve their full potential when they enjoy their work, so it is our priority to provide a workplace where professional growth, success and advancement go hand-in-hand. We are an employer of choice in the broadcast industry. We believe our employees’ knowledge, dedication, and ingenuity may lead us to newer heights. We attempt to empower and, through our investment and employees’ dedication, break through the barriers to success and continue to build upon our already celebrated tradition. Become a part of our family today.
Mr. Williams is the founder and CEO of Howard Stirk Holdings (HSH). Since 1995, Armstrong has produced weekly television shows, which are nationally syndicated and air internationally. With six television stations as subsidiaries and plans for growth, the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) designates Armstrong Williams as the largest minority owner of broadcast television stations in the United States.
In 2016 Armstrong was recognized by The Multicultural Media Correspondents as their Media Owner of the Year. He was also recognized in 2017 at as his alma mater, South Carolina State University (SCSU) with their Lifetime Achievement award. Williams founded the Howard Stirk Holdings Media Fellows as well as the D.C. Opportunity Media Scholarships. In March 2017, he donated $250,000.00 to his alma mater SCSU. Armstrong also served as Dr. Benjamin Carson’s business manager; executive editor of American Currentsee Magazine in partnership with The Washington Times newspaper. Armstrong Williams has served on several boards such as the President’s Commission on White House Fellows, Newsmax Advisory Council, Independence Federal, S&L Bank board of directors, and presently serves on the Carson Scholars Fund.
SHIRLEY E. DAVE
SR. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Shirley E. Dave serves as Sr. Executive Vice President for Howard Stirk Holdings (HSH). Her task is to manage all corporate affairs for HSH JSA stations which include monitoring Quarterly Reports filed by The Chief Operator of HSH stations (WEYI and WWMB) to make sure HSH stays in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She is responsible for personnel; keeping track of HSH invoices; engaging with audits,; approving programming for HSH JSA stations and engaging in the management of television affiliate acquisitions.
Shirley is no stranger to the FCC and its rules and regulations as she worked four years for MCI Telecommunications in the wireless phone division. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Shirley attended Trinity College; Howard University School of Communications, in Washington, DC.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
As the Director of Operations at Howard Stirk Holdings, John oversees corporate matters including but not limited to budgeting, collaborations, personnel, station business, marketing opportunities, branding and more. Leveraging over a decade of corporate experience, John creates custom campaigns, work products, and brand suites that accurately defines and enhances the effectiveness of the mission, person or product represented.
John is a 12 year Marine Corps veteran and has headquarters level experience at venues such as the Pentagon and Headquarters Marine Corps Quantico.
Adean King is Vice President and member of the Board of Director of Graham Williams Group. Prior to this position, she served as a public relations consultant to tennis legend, Serena Williams and also for numerous award-wining recording artists, which included Janet Jackson, Boys II Men and Michael Jackson. She also served as Assistant General Manager for Michael Jackson and was a member of the Board of Sony/ATV Music.
Ms. King has received numerous honors and awards, which include special recognition from the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Her affiliations include the Washington Urban League Guild, NAACP, the National Democratic Women’s Club and First Baptist Church. She attended the University of Tennessee and the National School of Business where she majored in Business Administration.
DIRECTOR OF VIDEOGRAPHY
A double Emmy Award winning cinematographer, Adam is the Director of Cinematography for HSH. His quest to chronicle and capture the most visually compelling stories has chased him around the world, creating content ranging from feature documentaries, to pro-sports, to music videos. With the rare proficiency in both shooting and editing video, Adam combines captivating visual elements with technical and creative editing techniques to further his inspirational storytelling. He is constantly challenging himself in his pursuit to find new ways of making authentic connections between his video content and its viewers.
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Karl joined the company as a consultant in August of 2017, initially operating and managing social media for Armstrong Williams, The Armstrong Williams Show on WJLA 24/7 News, and The Armstrong Williams Show on SiriusXM Urban View.
Karl was later promoted as a full-time HSH employee, where he fulfilled the roles of Social Media Manager and NYC Correspondent before ultimately being promoted to Social Media Director for Armstrong Williams, The Armstrong Williams Show, and HSH as a whole.
Karl received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Marymount University in 2013. He served as a Student Ambassador for the Office of Admissions during his tenure at the university.