In July, MTV News correspondent Joshua Horowitz ’98 served as guest host on PBS’s “Charlie Rose,” interviewing actress, writer and director Zoe Lister-Jones and discussing her new film, “Band Aid.”
Since 1991, “Charlie Rose” has hosted some of America’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
Horowitz, who also hosts “After Hours” and the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, got his start in the entertainment industry at “Charlie Rose,” first as a student intern and later as a producer for the show’s sports, media and entertainment segments. Earlier in 2017, he returned to the show as a featured panelist on an episode previewing the 2017 Academy Awards alongside film critics Aisha Harris and David Edelstein.
After four years working on the show, Horowitz went on to write for a number of magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, Filmmaker, Interview and US Weekly and to produce a string of national talk-shows before his career took another turn. Incorporating his enthusiasm for filmmaking and interviewing, Horowitz began picking the creative minds of 20 of today’s most popular filmmakers including Kevin Smith, Trey Parker and Jon Favreau. A year later, Horowitz’s first book, The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker was being sold in bookstores throughout America.
Horowitz has also produced talk shows on CNBC and the Fox News Channel, and is the creator and producer of “Junketeers,” Comedy Central’s 2016 digital series lampooning celebrity journalism.
At HWS, Horowitz majored in English, was a member of Chimera honor society, worked at WEOS-FM and spent a semester off-campus studying in New York City. He received the Nathan D. Lapham Prize in Public Speaking at Charter Day in 1998.