WEWS NewsChannel 5 Announces New Morning Anchor
Mon, May 14, 2007 by John Butte
NewsChannel 5 names Paul Kiska co-anchor of Good Morning Cleveland, officially filling the position vacated by Adam Shapiro in 2006. Paul joins Meteorologist Susanne Horgan, Traffic reporter Trisha Skidmore, and Lorna Barrett on the newscast, which airs each weekday from 5am until 7am. Ironically, Paul’s employment at NewsChannel 5 began as a reporter on Good Morning Cleveland in June 2000. “I’m from Lorain and grew up watching NewsChannel 5,” he explains. “It’s great to wake up and start the day with our viewers on the station I know so well.” Paul graduated from Lorain Catholic High School, where he loved playing baseball and chess. After high school, he earned an associate's degree from Lorain County Community College and finished his education at the University of Toledo. Paul got his television career started at the ABC station in Toledo in 1990 and later worked for WSBT, the CBS station in South Bend, Ind. in 1993. Throughout 17 years of reporting and anchoring, Paul has earned several awards for journalistic excellence:· 1st Place, Cleveland Press Club Awards – “Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning” (June 2006)· Ohio Associated Press – honored for an inspirational story about helping the homeless (June 2005) · Indiana Associated Press – two awards while working for WSBT Paul has also reported on the following weather and sporting events, which he describes as his most memorable:· Hurricane Isabel - 2003· Ohio State defeating Michigan to advance to the National Championship· Cleveland Browns playing on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field· Cleveland Indians – Spring training in Florida Paul and his wife, Angela, were married in 2003 and live in one of Cleveland's western suburbs with their daughter Olivia Anne. Paul enjoys golfing with his dad and friends every chance he gets when the sun is shining in northeast Ohio.