Howie Stier is a journalist, artist and comic who writes the blog LegmanLA.com.
He reported for The New York Times and CBS Television and covered over 1000 homicides in Harlem and the Bronx, including the 1998 police shooting of Amadou Diallo, uncovered crucial facts in the the Wendy’s Massacre and found unsafe conditions in a New York City-run homeless shelter for the Times. He was embedded with anarchist groups during the Republican National Convention and World Economic Forum protests and reported from Ground Zero on 9/11.
His investigation into traffic fatalities in a South Bronx neighborhood
resulted in implementing traffic calming measures that save lives.
He uncovered a love affair that led to the arrest of two fugitive killers in the 2000 Texas Seven case, the largest police manhunt in U.S. history.
Covering the entertainment beat in Los Angeles, he’s become familiarized with the back alleys of Hollywood Boulevard as well as the Sunset Strip, landing exclusives on Nicole Richie’s arrest and Pam Anderson’s miscarriage and divorce.
For television he investigated actor Owen Wilson’s suicide bid, revealed a secret sex room in a Hollywood nightclub, produced TV segments on animal rescuers in California wildfires and covered O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas criminal trial.
He shows his paintings and can be seen performing comedy around Los Angeles and NYC. He is currently a contributing critic to Artslant.