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John Paul

Scholarship/Fundraising Chair/Education Committee
Time on Board: ’10-’16

“As a 35 year veteran of TV, I am honored to be a member of the NATAS Mid-America Board of Governors.  NATAS means more than good TV. It means great television!  I believe our chapter helps showcase the very best in video and television from creative and skilled producers, videographers, writers and reporters.”

John Paul chairs the Mid-America chapter Education Committee. He is a lecturer in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois, where he’s taught since 1985. He teaches video and TV production courses, voice, sports and beginning reporting.

John (or JP) spent 25 years in local TV news as a reporter, anchor, producer and news director. He is a past Emmy nominee for producing a historical documentary for a PBS affiliate in Illinois.