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 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 also be heard on wgnradio.com, where he hosts a podcast called “Behind the Curtain,” which addresses political, theatre, and other areas of interest to Chicagoland.
Paul is a frequent guest on WGN-AM radio programs and other radio stations including NPR, as a frequent guest talking about the politics of the day. Paul also anchors Newsmakers, and hosts Broadway in Chicago Backstage in front of a live studio audience for the Comcast Network, which presents 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.