Paul Robins
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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…


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    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 […]

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    Volkswagen Buyout Benefits

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    California’s ‘Assault Rifle’ Law Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

    ROCKLIN — California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last July that will redefine what is and isn’t an assault rifle. It goes into effect Jan. 1 and will affect many thousands of California gun owners. The most common example of what California defines as an assault rifle is the standard AR15. Starting in 2017, no one will be able to legally buy or sell one in that state. “People have been kind of holding off,” Terry Fong, […]

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    How to Have a Nice Divorce

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    Jerry James Stone Cooks with Coffee

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    Why Some Stores are Open on Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday and you own a store, or maybe you own a mall. There’s really only two questions: are you open? Are you closed? It’s a tricky decision for retailers. If the customer is always right, and the customer wants to shop on Thanksgiving, shouldn’t they be able to? “It’s a company wide decision. To be honest, this is what our customers are telling us,” Nick Tyler, of Best Buy, tells FOX40. “We’ve done it three […]

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    In Your Neighborhood: West Sacramento

    This week, Paul and Gary are having fun in West Sacramento for In Your Neighborhood! Paul is at River City High School with the Junior Raiders and Junior Cheerleaders. The Junior Raiders are a football team out of West Sac that just went undefeated and won the championship in their division. They are the cutest little ballers. Record: 11-0, sent 7 teams to scrimmage (Scrimmage is a concede after 35 pt difference) Offense: 347 Pts, averaged 31.6 pts a game […]

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    Gun Sales Steadily Increase, Thanks to Women

    “A woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but mus t be taught to protect herself.” — Susan B. Anthony What about guns? Would Susan B. Anthony want women armed? Studies show female gun ownership is increasingly popular. “With a firearm in her hand, a woman can equally defend herself as a man can,” Angela Ford told FOX40. Ford, a retired Placer County deputy sheriff, now teaches a class called “Girls, Giggles & Guns.” “It’s a Ladies Firearms […]

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    Ask a Vet: Caring for Cats

    Dr. Jyl, with the help of FOX40’s new kitty Chroma, tells us what to expect when taking your cat to the vet.