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As the morning news anchor on FOX40, I can be found on the big red couch weekday mornings from 5-10 a.m.

In years past, I was one of “The Answer Guys” on The Discovery Channel and a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated Evening Magazine (snagged a couple of Emmy Awards along the way).

I’m proud to have shared a morning radio microphone for 20 years with my friend Phil Cowan—anybody remember “The Paul & Phil Show?”

I’m a Sac State grad, a frustrated novelist, and a runner of marathons (Boston twice). My wife and I live in Granite Bay. We have three lovely daughters, two handsome sons-in-law, and three beautiful grandsons.

I’m known around the newsroom for…

For better or for worse– okay mostly for worse– I play the ukulele. It’s a little disappointing that the little four-stringer has been acquiring a trendy, cool image in recent years. I preferred the days when it was 100% dorky through and through. My baritone uke and I frequently provided the soundtrack to bath time when my kids were little.

What keeps me going

It can’t be seen on camera, but 9 mornings out of 10 there’s a Diet Mountain Dew sitting at my feet. I nurse it through the morning, kind of like a green caffeine IV drip…

I give back to my community by…

I’m on the Board of Governors for Easter Seals. Very proud to be associated with such a splendid organization, and I encourage everyone to find out about the amazing work they do serving people with disabilities in our community.

Why FOX40?

I’m often asked why I made the move from radio to television. To be honest, every time the alarm clock goes off at 2AM I ask myself the same thing (radio = baseball hat + no shaving + sleeping later). But I’m really enjoying the challenge of this new adventure. Television is so much more collaborative, and the inevitable mistakes are much more painful when there’s a camera pointing at you.

If I had free time, I would…

I would A) read more & B) write more. I have a history of being a voracious reader. The schedule of a morning TV anchor makes that a challenge. If I sit down at almost any point during the day to read a book, I’m generally asleep within ten minutes. I’ve gone from a book a week to a book a month, at best. And as for writing, I have found the mammoth challenge of writing a novel to be enormously satisfying. I’ve completed two, and have a couple more in the works. Yes, if I had more free time, I’d be trying to keep up with Stephen King…


Recent Articles
  • Local Adventure Photographer Returns to Mt. Everest

    Paul is sitting down with the very adventurous couple James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder and the even more adventurous photographer they hired, Charleton Churchill, to capture their big day on Mt. Everest.

  • NASA’s Discovery Beyond our Solar System

    Darren and Paul are excited to be talking with Dr. Nikole Lewis (Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute) about the latest big thing happening in outer space. Our cosmic neighborhood just got a little more crowded! On Wednesday afternoon NASA announced it has discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star only 40 light years away. The findings from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope also found that three of the planets are in the habitable zone where liquid water might flow on its […]

  • Granite Bay Students Enter Super Mileage Vehicle Competition

    Paul recently had the chance to chat with Granite Bay High School students — Rohan Dhamejani (Team Lead and Club President) and his crew — about the upcoming Super Mileage Vehicle Competition. These students are among the 1,000 from North and South America that will compete in Detroit on April 27-30. This is the third year Granite Bay High School is entering in this eco-challenge with a prototype vehicle driven by an ethanol fuel source. The team placed first in their category […]

  • UOP Gospelfest 2017

    Randall Ogans (University of the Pacific Black History Month Committee Staff and Faculty Chair) and Destiny Robbins (Spoken word poet from Sacramento performing at UOP Gospelfest 2017) are both in the studio with Paul to discuss the upcoming University of Pacific Annual Gospelfest event. Nationally acclaimed Gospel Artist and Stellar Award winner Donald Lawrence is headlining Gospelfest 2017, an annual concert held during University of the Pacific Black History Month celebration. In collaboration with San Joaquin Delta College, the event will be […]

  • In Your Neighborhood: Truckee

    This week for In Your Neighborhood we are switching things up a bit; Darren and Paul are in Truckee enjoying the picturesque scenery. Darren is hanging out with the locals at the Truckee River Legacy Trail by the Truckee River. Truckee is working towards a system of trails and bikeways in and around Truckee that will connect people and places, reduce their community’s dependence on automobiles and improve their physical, social, and environmental health. The city has 20 miles of trails and […]

  • Annual 5K Run/Walk Raising Money for Teen

    Paul is at Woodcreek High School hanging out with Alex Parra along with his friends and family. On February 18, the National Honor Society (NHS) is hosting their annual 5K Run/Walk for the Roseville community. The Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and day-of registration opens at 8:00 a.m. This year all of the event proceeds will go to help junior Alex Parra, who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma this past fall. Following his diagnosis, Parra had to have his left […]

  • Corey Hawkins Talks Role in ’24: Legacy’

    “24” is back! Corey Hawkins, star of “24: Legacy,” spoke with FOX40 Monday morning about his role as U.S. Army Sergeant Eric Carter. Carter discovers that his and the identities of his fellow Army Rangers involved in a mission to kill a terror leader have been compromised. Now, he must get help to unravel a devastating terror plot. You may recognize Hawkins’ work as Dr. Dre in the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” or his role as Heath in AMC’s […]

  • In Your Neighborhood: Loomis

    Today, FOX40 is in your neighborhood, LOOMIS! — Gary and Paul are hanging around town at some local spots. Gary is out at Twin Palms Combined Training checking out the horses at the property owner by Chris McNabb. Chris has over 40 years of experience in the equestrian industry. A level II USEA/ ICP certified instructor, and Area VI Young Rider Advancement Program Director YRAP, so she has a lot of knowledge to share with the riding community. Paul is enjoying […]

  • Volkswagen Buyout Benefits

    The Volkswagen scandal has been causing a buzz for a few years now thanks to their emissions test scandal. Paul’s buddy  got a sweet deal that helped him buy a 2017 Volkswagen — an offer he couldn’t refuse.