Howard Beck

John Max 29 Sep,2020

Facts of Howard Beck

Birth Name
Howard Beck
Famous Name
What Up Beck


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$1 million
Sports writer
Currently Club
Bleacher Report

Howard Beck a.k.a. "What Up Beck" is an American sports journalist who currently serves as the National Basketball Association (NBA) Senior Writer for Bleacher Report since 2013. Described as "highly regarded" by USA Today, he previously covered for the Los Angeles Daily News and the New York Times.

Oakland, California native, Howard Beck was born on 6th July 1968, under the star sign Cancer. He holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background.

How Much Is Howard Beck's Net Worth In 2020?

It's been almost three decades that Mr. Howard Beck is contributing to sports journalism as a writer. For sure, he has summoned a tremendous sum of money out of his successful career. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at $1 million. 

According to the source, the NBA writer makes $64,000 per annum. Since Howard Beck is in the field for a long time as well as holds the position of the senior writer, his annual salary is believed to be over $100,000 per annum. 

CAPTION: Howard Beck with Kobe Bryant SOURCE: Twitter @HowardBeck

Besides, he created and hosts The Full 48 podcast where NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Actor, Kelly Aucoin, LA Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, Counting Crows lead singer, Adam Duritz, and others appeared as a guest. For sure, podcasts helped Howard to make more money. 

Who is his Wife?

Howard Beck is a married man and shares a daughter with his wife. Alike Beck, his wife is also a California native. Though he often talks about his wife during interviews, he is yet to disclose her name to the public. Also, there are no pictures of his wifey and daughter on his socials. It seems like, Beck prefers his private life behind the camera. 

Early Years

Howard Beck is the oddball in the family. His father is a very casual sports fan while his mother is interested only in what he writes. Neither of his brothers has much interest in organized sports. Growing up in San Jose, he played a few years of AYSO soccer and two years of Little League but spent more time playing touch football in the street than anything else.

He ran cross country and track at Santa Teresa High School. achieving a 5:20 mile my junior year. Football was always his first love. He was fast enough to keep up with the receivers and defensive backs, but I was about 5-8 and 125 pounds. 

He earned a Bachelor's degree, English Language and Literature, General from the University of California. After graduating, I worked for the Davis Enterprise, an 11,000-circulation paper in Davis, California. 


In 1991, Howard joined Davis Enterprises as a Staff writer. In 1995, he enrolled at Ventura County Star enrolling in the same role. In 1997, he arrived at Los Angeles Daily News as a Lakers beat writer where he covered the Los Angeles Lakers.

In August 2004, he was hired by The New York Times as NBA/Knicks beat writer. With the New York Times, he covered the New York Knicks for most of his tenure with a brief assignment to the Brooklyn Nets during their first season in Brooklyn.

In September 2013, Howard joined Bleacher Report as the NBA Senior Writer.

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