Emmy winning newsman Paul Joncich brings more than 20 years of experience to the 8 NewsNow anchor desk and is thrilled to call Las Vegas home.
Paul joins us from the CBS affiliate in Cleveland Ohio, where he anchored and reported for the last six years. Now you can see him weekdays on 8 NewsNow at Noon, 4 & 4:30 alongside Denise Valdez.
"I've been admiring KLAS for years. They've made a name for themselves as one of the best run local news stations in the country. Their commitment to producing compelling I-Team material on a consistent basis is impressive. I'm excited to join the team, and my family and I are looking forward to making the Las Vegas valley our home."
Over the years, Paul has covered major events. He was one of the first local news crews to go inside the Soviet Union after the fall of communism. He's interviewed Presidents and witnessed the execution of a serial killer inside the walls of the San Quentin Prison.
Whenever he can, Paul throws himself into his stories. Suiting up for a story about local semi-pro football, he ended up needing 14 stitches to close a wound after he took a vicious hit to the chin … ask him, he'll be happy to show you the scar.
Paul's also hardheaded because despite suffering several career threatening injures, he remains an avid athlete. On weekends, you're likely to see him playing baseball, tennis or flag football whenever he can find a friendly game.
Paul grew up in Southern California and attended Loyola Marymount University, where he played shortstop on the baseball team. When he didn't realize his dream of playing professional baseball, he went to his backup plan: Broadcasting.
Starting in Palm Springs, he worked his way up to anchor/reporter jobs in Sacramento, Denver, Phoenix and Cleveland before landing here. And we are happy to have him, hardheaded or not.
Paul and his wife Jennifer have three young children. If you see them out and about, be sure and say hello.