Previously, he was a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author/contributing editor of seven books and his stories have appeared in a range of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The (London) Times, Guardian.co.uk, Wired.com and Forbes.
His recent book, As I Saw It: The Inside Story of the Golden Years of Television, is an “as told to” memoir with the former head of programming for CBS, vice-president Michael H. Dann. It was lauded by Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart as “grist for TV fans and for those insiders who recall Dann’s glory days.” Tommy Smothers called it “enthralling…I couldn’t put it down.”
Paul is also contributing editor of six books: Secrets of the Lost Symbol (William Morrow), All The Money in the World: How The Forbes 400 Make—and Spend—Their Fortunes (Knopf), Secrets of 24 (Sterling), Blog!: How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business, and Culture (CDS Books), Inside Angels and Demons (Vanguard Press), and the New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Code (Vanguard Press).
As you may have gathered, Paul writes on a wide variety of topics. He has covered business, politics, media, culture, food, technology, religion, science, television, art, film, travel and theatre. He still reports on the US newspaper industry for the Newspaper Association of America. And he is the former Americas editor for Destinations of the World News. (A full selection of clips can be found here.)
Before arriving in America, in 2003, Paul was a district reporter for the Western Morning News in Cornwall, England, where he won the Society of Editors’ Award. He has a BA in Russian Studies from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (University of London) with a distinction in spoken Russian.