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Paul Hunter

Washington, D.C.

 
Paul Hunter

We like to keep Paul busy. So whether it's Haiti's earthquake, the tsunami in Japan, the Boston bombings or that historic first election night for Barack Obama, Paul has been out there covering it for CBC News.

Think oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, tornado in Oklahoma, the Newtown massacre, the Papal visit to Cuba or lift off for the final Space Shuttle. And the list goes on. Paul has been based in Washington since 2008 and covers the White House for CBC but keeps a bag packed at home for anything else, just in case.

A CBC reporter for more than 25 years, Paul's work includes stretches of time in Great Britain, the Middle East and with Canadian troops in Afghanistan. He spent several years in Ottawa providing analysis and context from Parliament Hill while covering three federal elections.

In a sense, Paul grew up with the CBC. Over the years he's also been stationed with our network in Saskatoon, Calgary and Toronto and has filed reports from just about everywhere in Canada. Some may recall his work at the trial of Paul Bernardo in the 1990s or his reporting from the US Central Command in Qatar from the early days of the war in Iraq. Paul's first job in TV was at a CBC affiliate in the tiny town of Wingham, Ontario and he also spent a short time at Canada's radio newswire service Broadcast News.

Although he loves reporting from the field Paul also enjoys the anchor desk. He's been host of CBC Toronto's supper hour program and in the 1990s he anchored Saturday Report as well as his own week-in-review show on CBC Newsworld. He's currently one of the substitute anchors for Peter Mansbridge on The National.

Paul won a Gemini for his reporting from Haiti and has been decorated by the Canadian Association of Journalists for his investigative work.

Outside work Paul is an avid music enthusiast who still regrets the demise of mixtapes. Born in Toronto, he keeps hoping that one of these days the Maple Leafs will stop breaking his heart.

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