Paul brings the experience and leadership of a 20-year career in national journalism to S360’s communications team, offering strong tactical and strategic messaging counsel. Paul joined S360 after more than two decades with The Associated Press, the nation’s largest news agency. He covered national stories including the Oklahoma City bombing, the historically close 2004 Washington governor’s race, Hurricane Katrina and Sarah Palin’s surprise nomination for vice president. He maintains longstanding relationships with leading journalists around the country. Most recently he was the AP’s news editor for Washington state and leader of the wire service’s national education coverage. As a reporter, he worked in the news cooperative’s bureaus in Oregon, Alaska and Washington and was the AP statehouse correspondent in Olympia and Juneau.
Paul is an avid bicyclist, fly fisherman and whitewater rafter. When the weather drives him indoors, he plays the guitar with more dedication than skill. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. A native of Bend, Ore., Paul is a graduate of Carleton College, where he studied English and film.