Howard Owens is Founder and Co-CEO of Propagate Content, an independent premium content production company.
From November 2011, to May 2014, Owens served as president of National Geographic Channels (NGC), where he oversaw all aspects of corporate strategy for the National Geographic suite of channels. During his tenure, Owens was responsible for franchise unscripted series including “Wicked Tuna,” “Brain Games” and “Ultimate Survival Alaska” – while also introducing original scripted programming in “Killing Lincoln,” the Emmy-nominated “Killing Kennedy,” and “Killing Jesus.”
Prior to NGC, Owens was the co-founding partner of Reveille LLC. Directly overseeing a multitude of divisions, including Reality and Scripted, Digital and Branding, Legal and Finance, and Production, Owens guided the development and production of ground-breaking series such as “Date My Mom” (MTV), “Parental Control” (MTV), “30 Days” (FX), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Master Chef” (FOX), “American Gladiators” (NBC), and “Nashville Star” (USA, NBC), among others.
Before Reveille, Owens cut his teeth as an agent in the corporate consulting and television packaging divisions at William Morris Agency. Owens represented television producers and top brands such as Maxim, InStyle, eBay and Miramax Films.
For his work on FX’s “30 Days,” Owens received two Insight Awards of Excellence from the National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists for the “Atheist/Christian” episode, a GLAAD Award for the episode “Straight/Gay,” and received both a PGA Award nomination and a Voice of Courage and Conscience Media Award by the Muslim Public Affairs Council for the episode “Muslims and America.” Owens recently received an Emmy nomination for his work on the critically acclaimed “Killing Kennedy.”
Owens received his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University, and his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac School of Law.