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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
  • Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

    Mass shootings have unfortunately become all too common. Karry Harris and Dan Davis, both of National Violent Intruder Preparedness Solutions, join FOX40 in the studio to talk about what you need to know in the event you find yourself in an active shooter situation.

  • Cooking a Valentine’s Dinner for Two

    Let’s be honest, getting a reservation at a restaurant for Valentine’s Day can be a nightmare. Luckily, Chef Hugh Groman shows us how to make a delicious filet mignon dinner with fresh crab salad, creamed spinach and decadent vegan truffles. Plus, what better way to impress that special someone than with a home cooked meal? Dinner for Two Fresh crab salad with avocado, grapefruit, baby arugula and Maisonette sauce 1/3 lb fresh picked crab 1 small avocado, sliced 1 ruby […]

  • Rep. Garamendi Discusses California Wildfires

    Paul is in the studio with Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) to discuss the California wildfires and how it will impact residents. Garamendi has been meeting with FEMA, Cal Fire and the Trump Administration to help coordinate the allocation of aid to Northern California. He joined several of his colleagues in the House to send a letter to the President imploring him to provide additional aid. The President granted that request last week. Congress also passed a bill last week authorizing […]

  • Fire Affected Areas Costing Homeowners

    Paul is in the studio with Brandon Haefele (CEO/President of Catalyst Mortgage in Sacramento) to talk about how the fast-moving fires that have destroyed thousands of homes in Napa and Sonoma and other counties in the state could slow down the mortgage process for many would-be homebuyers and current homeowners refinancing their mortgages. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – which play a role in a majority of mortgages – are requiring disaster inspections before purchasing loans from lenders in the fire-affected […]

  • Pink Week: Bobbin Mulvaney Discusses Breast Cancer Journey

    Local restaurateur Bobbin Mulvaney chats with FOX40 about her breast cancer journey, and her mantra that helps her when things get tough — “I am well.”

  • Cooking: Spooky Grilled Cheese

    Keith Breedlove shows us how to make Spooky Grilled Cheese — sure to be a hit with your kids this Halloween.

  • Ask a Vet: Ear Infections

    Our resident pet expert Dr. Jyl Rubin discusses how to spot and treat ear infections in your pets.

  • This Weekend: All American Rib Cook-Off in Auburn

    Hungry for some ribs? Check out the All American Rib Cook-Off thus Saturday in Auburn. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Recreation Park. Tasting tickets are $20. Click here for more information.

  • In Your Neighborhood: Tracy

    Paul and Sarah are hanging out in Tracy for this week’s In Your Neighborhood. Sarah visited Hector John Fashion, Home and Cosmetics and the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts — both of these places are popular spots in downtown Tracy.