Paul Lisnek is a multi-Emmy, Cablefax, Telly and Beacon Award winning television host and analyst. Paul has been the political analyst for WGN-TV since 2008 appearing on all the station’s 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 and also serves as a fill-in anchor. Paul has interviewed presidents, governors, senators, congressmen, local representatives and mayors too numerous to count over the last 25 years.
Paul can be heard on WGN-AM and other radio stations as a frequent guest talking about the politics of the day. He is currently working on a new podcast for WGNPlus.com! called “Paul’s Pulse,” which will focus on political and social issues, as well as theatrical arts. Paul also anchors Newsmakers on HLN and hosts Broadway in Chicago Backstage in front of a live studio audience on the Comcast Network with an in-depth look at Chicago’s hottest theatrical productions.
Other award-winning specials include “Site of Remembrance” on the Holocaust Museum and Education Center, “Footsteps of Lincoln” and “Day of Honor,” a special on the Honor Flite Chicago program for World War II veterans. Paul is the author of thirteen books including “The Hidden Jury,” “Winning the Mind Game,” “Quality Mind, Quality Life” and is completing his first fiction book. The Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago opened the Paul M. Lisnek Gallery, which features a permanent exhibit detailing and honoring Paul’s long career in television.