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Paul Adler

Anchor & Reporter
Springfield, Mo
Paul Adler

Paul began his journalism career at a small radio station. “It had a signal that went maybe five miles – tops,” he said.

Since then, Paul has worked in stations with much stronger signals throughout the Midwest.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. While in school, he anchored and reported for the university’s National Public Radio affiliate, KBIA. He also worked for the university’s NBC affiliate in Columbia, KOMU-TV. That led to his first paying job at the CBS-TV affiliate in Jefferson City, KRCG.

Paul eventually moved to WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. He anchored newscasts on the weekend and reported for other newscasts. He also won journalism awards in Ohio, including three times being honored as one of Ohio’s “Best Reporters” in contests sponsored by The Associated Press. He also won awards for breaking news and feature reports, including regional Emmy Awards.

Paul also spearheaded a campaign to create, “A Secret Safe Place For Newborns” in the Cincinnati region. After he covered a story about a newborn thrown in a trash can, he wondered why a program in Alabama couldn’t be started in the Cincinnati area to save newborns. The program began in one county and eventually became state law. Several lives have been saved in the Cincinnati area since the program started.

Paul joined KY3 News on Sep. 4, 2007, and co-anchored Ozarks Today through 2020. He now anchors evening broadcasts. Since landing at KY3 he has won several awards; 2017 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for News Series; 2012 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Breaking News; Several honors from The Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards from 2008-2021 including winning Best News Anchor twice; Honored multiple times by the Kansas City Press Club, Heart of America Awards. Mutliple winner of Regional Emmy awards.

Education
  • University of Missouri
  • Affiliations
  • Investigative Reporters & Editors, Member, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-America Chapter
  • Awards
  • 2021 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award (contributor) for Excellence in Innovation
  • 2017 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for News Series
  • 2012 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Breaking News
  • Several honors from The Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards from 2008-2021 including Best News Anchor
  • Multiple Regional Emmy Winner
  • Honored multiple times by the Kansas City Press Club, Heart of America Awards
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