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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
  • ICEE Celebrates 50 Years

    ICEE is celebrating their 50th anniversary and Paul is getting a taste of some new flavors. Since 1967, ICEE has served as one of the best dates to moviegoers, a beloved road trip partner, and one of our favorite ways to cool off after a hot day at a theme park. The official ICEEversary is on June 21st – coincidentally timed with the First Day of Summer. New Flavors Fanta Sour Grape Dragon Fruit Mango Strawberry Lemonade Strawberry Lemonade Laffy […]

  • The Burgess Brothers Barbecue for USATF

    The Burgess Brothers will be at the USATF Outdoor Championships Thursday through Sunday barbecuing for everyone in attendance at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Watch the events and enjoy sausage links and grilled chicken sandwiches. Burgess Brothers’ Barbecue will also have their original cornbread waffles in vegetable and dessert options. Go to the Visit Sacramento site for ticket and event information.  

  • Sacramento Officers Speak on Strained Relationship with Department, City Leadership

    SACRAMENTO — It is no secret that the relationship between the Sacramento Police Department, its officers on the street and management and elected officials has been strained lately. Three Sacramento Police officers spoke with FOX40 under the condition of anonymity. For clarity’s sake, we will refer to them as One, Two and Three. “In my career, it’s the worst I’ve ever seen it,” One said. “It’s like a cancer.” “Officers across the board, they’re very discouraged doing this job,” Two […]

  • What Do At-Home DNA Tests Really Tell Us?

    SACRAMENTO — There are many great people who work behind the scenes at FOX40. One of them is the editor for the morning show, Emmanuel Muhammad Chin, also known as “Eman.” It’s an all-inclusive name that reflects an eclectic family history. “My ethnic background is Caucasian, African-American, and Chinese,” said Eman. “Those are the ones we know for sure of.” At least, those were the results Eman was expecting when FOX40 asked him to be the subject of an experiment. […]

  • A Chocolate Nut Butter & Banana Protein Shake to Fuel Your Workout

    Mayumi Tavalero of the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op stopped by to show us her recipe for a healthy shake that’s great for hikes, bike rides and other outdoor activities. She’ll also be teaching a class next month at REI about fueling your outdoor workouts.

  • In Your Neighborhood: Folsom

    This week for In Your Neighborhood, Paul and Simone are having a blast in Folsom checking out some of the fun things the city has to offer. BJ Cinnamon  Based on Yelp Review and algorithms, BJ Cinnamon was voted the Best Bakery in California. Folsom History Museum The Folsom History Museum focuses on exhibits about Folsom’s native people, the discovery of gold in California and the formation of mining camps, ethnic groups who contributed to this area, the formation of […]

  • The Rock Star Next Door

    Everybody thinks they want to be a rock star, so Paul is having a chat with a regular guy from his neighborhood who happens to be an actual rock star. Jeff Keith, Lead Singer for Rock Band Tesla, and his wife, Vera, live just down the street from Paul and he regularly sees him walking past his house to pick up their kid from elementary school. The band is currently on tour with Def Leppard and Poison, and will be […]

  • In Your Neighborhood: Elk Grove

    This week for In Your Neighborhood, Paul and Martina are having some fun in Elk Grove at Elk Grove High School and at the Elk Grove Western Festival before it kicks off.  

  • Local Adventure Photographer Shoots Wedding on Mt. Everest

    Local adventure photographer Charleton Churchill stopped by the studio Monday to talk about an incredible wedding he got to shoot recently. James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder got married on Mt. Everest, and the photos Churchill took are breathtaking. Take a look at Churchill’s website here!