Paul Paolicelli
Paul Paolicelli is a veteran television jounalist, documentary producer, news consultant and author. His career includes stints as News Director at local stations in Atlanta, Orlando, and Houston. He is the former Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for the NBC Television Stations and also a former press secretary to U.S. Senator J. Glenn Beall, Jr. Along the way, he has picked up six local "Emmy" awards, a national Columbia/Dupont and has been nominated for a Peabody. He served two elected terms on the Board of Directors of the Radio Television News Directors' Association (RTNDA), the national voice for electronic journalists. He has consulted with dozens of television stations throughout the United States, and with newly-developing media in Slovenia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia for the Independent Media Fund (IMF) and U.S. State Department.
Author and daughter, Cara Antoinette in 2000.
Paolicelli is the author of two acclaimed books on the Italian American experience: Dances With Luigi (Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Press, a Barnes&Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection and LA Times bestseller), and Under the Southern Sun (Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Press, a Sons of Italy recommended reading selection).

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paolicelli holds degrees in Music and English Literature. He currently resides in Leland, North Carolina and remains an avid amateur musician playing trumpet with the Brunswick Big Band.
With Justice Samuel and Martha Ann Alito and "Zeus"  at the  inaugural Cape Fear Italian Festival in Leland, NC in late September, 2009.
With Jane Pauley at an RTNDA Awards Banquet
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