John Howell Reports on Himself: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Warwick Beacon

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Gloria Kennedy talks with John Howell, publisher and editor of the Warwick Beacon, about his life and career.


Hear about John’s childhood and education, how he met his wife Carol, and the latest on his dog Ollie. Find out how John became a journalist and how he’s reported on the city for over 50 years:


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Gloria Kennedy Fleck was elected to the Rhode Island Senate in 1976 and was Deputy Majority Leader in the 1970s and 1980s. She was a Talk Host on WHJJ in Providence, Rhode Island from 1984-1986, and she's worked as a nonprofit fundraiser.


John Howell is president of Beacon Communications and publisher of the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, Johnston Sun Rise and the Pennysaver. He is also a columnist, reporter, and editor-in-chief of the Warwick Beacon.


Write to Gloria on Twitter at @mssenator. Write to John at


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