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Paul Cicala News

A native, Paul was born and raised on Tucson's Southside, where he attended Desert View High School, graduating Valedictorian.

He then headed to LA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish Linguistics and Literature.

He started his Tucson career in broadcasting as the on-air personality "Solo Loco" at Hot 98 FM before his introduction to television news at KVOA-TV and later, KCAL-TV in Hollywood, California.

While still in college, he began working as a Highlight Production Assistant for Fox Sports in Hollywood, then an Associate Producer at NBC Network News in Burbank. In April of 1998 he returned to Arizona as a Bureau Chief and reporter for KSWT-TV and KYMA-TV, both in Yuma.

In September of 2000 he returned to Tucson and joined the reporting staff at KOLD-TV.

Dedicated and determined, Paul has won four 1 st Place Arizona Associated Press Awards and reported internationally.

Paul has had an equally active life outside the news, with experience as an English as a Second Language Teacher and as an Ambassador of Goodwill to Mexico.

In August of 2000, Paul returned from a year-long goodwill fellowship in South-East Mexico. He's an avid "sports fanatic" and "plays just about anything, any-time, any-day" but his first love is his work:

"Reporting isn't just my job... it's something I truly enjoy!"

On Paul's "days off" as a reporter at News 13, he teaches at Sunnyside and Desert View High School.  E-mail Paul.

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