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Howie Magner

War Wounds

World War II veteran Al Exner is one of 16,000 Wisconsinites still living and carrying tales of incomparable potency. He shares his story in "Profiles in Courage."...

The Long Walk Home

The interracial marriage of Lionel and Vicky Aldridge made Green Bay Packers and NFL history. Then mental illness and violence tore them apart. But their criss-crossing paths were far from over....
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A Victory for Science

A middle-aged man reads a book called Space Chronicles via the tiny light attached to his ballcap brim. A younger man walks by wearing a faded NASA T-shirt, whi...
Howie Magner

Howie Magner

Barring an in-game tour by elementary school students, Howie Magner is routinely the shortest person in Milwaukee-area press boxes. The University of Tulsa grad joined Milwaukee Magazine in 2007 as an associate editor and became a senior editor in 2012. His recent in-depth features have touched on such disparate topics as Lombardi-era Packer Lionel Aldridge’s saga of surviving racism and mental illness, a profile of unconventional arts booster and beer brewer Mike Brenner, a look at the military veterans inside an oasis called Dryhootch, and the Magner family’s personal journey toward adopting two Haitian children. Prior to joining the magazine, he spent 15 years covering sports for newspapers in Oklahoma, Ohio and Michigan, winning more than a dozen awards for everything from spot news to features to columns. He’s also earned multiple honors from the Milwaukee Press Club, twice for the magazine’s online Sports Nut column. He's often a guest on area sports talk radio stations and talks sports monthly on WUWM's "Lake Effect." You'll find him on Twitter as @howiemag, and when he's interviewing basketball players, he hopes they're sitting down.