Hey, I’m Paul. I’m a freelance journalist and I live in North Carolina.
I’m originally from Wilmington, Delaware. I graduated from the University of Delaware in January 2014 with a double major in political science and public policy. While I was in college, I interned for a few political campaigns and spent a summer interning at a U.S. Senator’s district office. I decided pretty quickly that was not what I wanted to do.
I liked writing, so after I graduated and while I was looking for jobs, I started writing for money. I got a day job at a nonprofit in New Jersey, left the job, and then I moved down to North Carolina. I then spent just under a year at the Triangle alt-weekly INDY Week as a staff writer, where I learned how to be a reporter. I covered the state legislature, local politics, the 2016 election, labor, police accountability, education, transportation, soccer, and a slew of other stuff.
I’m back to freelancing full-time now; to date, I’ve written for The Nation, New Republic, VICE, The Week, Jacobin, Salon, Deadspin, Noisey, Payday Report, Impose Magazine, and some others.
I live with my girlfriend in Raleigh and have two kittens named Lemon (L) and Basil (R).