Paul Robins

Paul Robins

Bio

PaulCroppedAs 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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