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Howard Jordan, Jr.

TV Writer, Producer / CBS, Netflix, BET

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Howard built a name for himself as an award-winning copywriter and creative director, leading famous work for such iconic brands as Beats By Dr. Dre, State Farm, McDonald’s, Lexus, and Coca-Cola. However, throughout his advertising career, he made time to take sitcom and sketch comedy writing classes at NYU, Upright Citizens Brigade, and People’s Improv Theater.

In 2013, Howard relocated from New York City to Los Angeles to pursue his Hollywood dream. While freelancing to pay the bills and writing specs and pilots, as well as networking and reading as many scripts as humanly possible, he was recruited by Facebook/Instagram Creative Shop as a creative strategist tasked with helping the likes of Netflix, Warner Brothers, and Disney to launch their most valuable entertainment properties on those platforms. He still refers to that position as the best marketing/advertising/communications job ever.

When offered an opportunity to join the writing staff of CBS’ “Superior Donuts,” he made the leap to television. After one season, which included his first episodic “written by” credit, Howard moved on to the staff of the Netflix original series, “Family Reunion,” for which he received a Writers Guild Award in 2020. He is an alum of the VCU Brandcenter (Copywriting, 1999).