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Anchor/reporter at WMTW News 8 in Portland, Maine

Moving to Maine represents a sort of homecoming for Paul. His family has vacationed at Ferry Beach in Saco for decades.

An Associated Press Award-winning journalist, Paul's reporting career has taken him to the Pentagon, the U.S./Mexico border, the White House, and Ground Zero. He has interviewed Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and James Taylor but finds that the most fascinating people are the ones who live far outside the realm of celebrity.

Before coming to News 8 in February 2012, Paul spent five years at FOX23 News in Albany, New York where he spent many days and nights covering state politics at the Capitol. Paul also reported for two years at NBC29 News in Charlottesville, Virginia and worked as an assignment editor at WBZ in Boston.

Paul grew up in Everett, Massachusetts and graduated from Boston University's College of Communication in 2003.

Paul lives in Saco. He teaches and tutors students who are preparing to take standardized tests like the SAT and LSAT. He also has experience teaching broadcast journalism classes. When he's not working, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He likes to travel, enjoys music, and is looking forward to spending more time at Fenway Park.

You can email Paul at or follow him on Twitter at @PaulMerrillWMTW.

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