Paul Lisnek

Paul Lisnek is a multi-Emmy, Cablefax and Beacon Award winning television host and analyst. Paul has been the Political Analyst for WGN-TV since 2008 appearing on all the stations newscasts discussing the political issues of the day. He is the host of “Politics Tonight” on CLTV on which he interviews the leading political figures in the city, state and country.

Paul can be heard on WGN-AM Radio as a frequent guest host on weekday mornings and every Saturday morning on the Bill Moller Show talking politics, an area Paul has covered for 25 years. He also anchors “Newsmakers” on HLN and hosts Broadway in Chicago Backstage on the Comcast Network with in-depth looks at Chicago’s hottest theatrical productions including Book of Mormon, Wicked, Billy Elliot, Kinky Boots and Big Fish.

Other award winning specials include “Site of Remembrance” on the Holocaust, “Footsteps of Lincoln,” and “Day of Honor” a special on the Honor Flite Chicago program for World War II veterans and in-depth interviews with Hollywood legends Betty White and Fran Drescher. Paul is the author of thirteen books including “The Hidden Jury” “Winning the Mind Game,” “Quality Mind, Quality Life,” and “The Art of Lawyering.”

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    O’Malley, Sanders, Clinton take part in televised forum

    ROCK HILL, S.C.  — The three Democratic candidates for president have taken part in a televised forum in South Carolina broadcast by MSNBC. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley touted his state’s economic record and reduction in crime. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said his stances on civil rights and the economy should appeal to black voters in the South and elsewhere. Sanders also said he will make an appeal to white voters and ask them why they continue to vote against […]

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    Political analyst Paul Lisnek on third GOP debate

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    GOP candidates face off in third debate

    WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential contenders and party leaders are railing against the moderators of the third GOP debate. The candidates complained during their face-off Wednesday evening that the CNBC moderators’ questions were hostile and based on inaccurate premises. Several complained the network was more interested in pitting candidates against each other than discussing serious issues. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus added in a statement that the moderators had done a disservice to their network, the candidates and voters. […]

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    Political analyst Paul Lisnek with the latest in political news

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    Political analyst Paul Lisnek weighs in on 2016 candidates

    CHICAGO — Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan says he’s willing to serve as Speaker of the House but only under certain conditions. Joining us now is WGN political analyst and host of Politics Tonight on CLTV, Paul Lisnek to discuss the House Speaker candidates and weigh in on the recent political debates. Watch the video in the player above.    

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    Democrats face off in first 2016 debate

    LAS VEGAS — The five Democratic presidential candidates took to the stage in Las Vegas Tuesday night for their first debate. The candidates clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate. Taking part in the two-hour forum in Las Vegas were former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and Rhode Island’s Lincoln Chafee. Sanders called the Iraq war […]

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    Political analyst Paul Lisnek on Democratic debate, Bernie vs. Hillary

    CHICAGO — WGN-TV political analyst Paul Lisnek joined WGN Morning News Wednesday to discuss Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate. Among the topics Lisnek discussed was Bernie Sanders’ “damn emails” comments that drew attention on air and online. The comment appeared to be a sign of support from Sanders for Hillary Clinton surrounding her ongoing private emails scandal. But Sanders’ campaign has come out and said his remark has been misunderstood. Watch Lisnek’s full interview in the video above.


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