Howie Carr announces President of “Howie Nation”


After months of intense campaigning and online voting, the first-ever President of Howie Nation has been confirmed. Colonel David Hunt, a conservative military man and counter terrorism expert, inched out his competitors – Fox 25 Boston News Anchor Maria Stephanos and Officer Mark of New Hampshire – to earn the honor.  He was selected by WRKO listeners who have been voting online at for the past several weeks.  The news was announced by Carr during his show, “The Howie Carr Show.”

Official duties as President include filling in for Howie on the air and attending ribbon cuttings and other ceremonial events in Howie’s place. Additionally, President Hunt will keep WRKO listeners up-to-date on the state of Howie Nation through monthly emails, blogs, and on-air addresses. 

Hunt is already familiar to many, as he regularly fills in for Howie and is a contributor to Fox News. His background includes over 29 years of military experience, including extensive operational experience in special operations, counter terrorism and intelligence operations. Most recently, Hunt served as tactical adviser in Bosnia where he facilitated all national intelligence matters for the Commander in Chief. Prior to that, he served as counter terrorism coordinator to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. He has also served as a security adviser for the FBI, as well as state and local police officials. A graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Hunt holds a Master’s degree in English from Norwich University.