Howie Shapiro  
CTN Sports
Title: Commentator and Co-Host
Phone: 763-767-6525
Howie Shapiro


If you follow any of the Cardinal sports, you know this guy. He's a crowd favorite. When he's not signing autographs, he's CTN Sports color commentator for most of the Coon Rapids Cardinal sports as well as co-host of Sportsnight.

Howie previously co-hosted another live cable television show called "Fantasy Football Forum" for Northwest Community Cable. That experience propelled him to Commissioner of WCCO's Fantasy Football League. For 3 years during that time, he was a frequent guest on Rosen's Sports Saturday. Additionally, he wrote an internet column for WCCO Radio during the football season.

According to Howie, he's had many wonderful experiences at CTN including the football team's victory over Stillwater on the road, the baseball team's quest to the state tournament, the boys and girls basketball team's road to the state tourney, and the girls soccer team's appearance in the state tournament, just to name a few.

The most rewarding experience Howie says is "the warmth that I have felt from the community. The students, faculty, parents, and my co-workers have always made me feel welcome and a large part of the family that is Cardinal athletics."

Howie has a wife Mimi and a daughter Lindsay. He's also a huge Vikings fan and apparently wins all of his Fantasy Football Leagues. Go figure. 

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