Paul Stockman joined WTVY in July 2011. He covers both sports and news and is the first “hybrid” reporter in the station’s history. Paul is fresh out of college having just graduated from Auburn University in May 2011.
Paul was born in Monroe, Alabama where he lived for twelve years before moving to Cumming, Georgia. When the time came, he attended Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. During his time there, he worked for the student-run TV station, Eagle Eye Television, and also worked for WEGL, the university’s radio station. He was lucky enough to be Eagle Eye’s Sports Director during Auburn’s 2010 National Championship run.
His time at Auburn also included doing radio play-by-play for Auburn’s soccer and softball teams. As Sports Director at Eagle Eye, he created a new weekly sports talk show, “Eagle Eye Sports Live,” and was the producer for that show, one that included a special guest appearance by Auburn assistant coach Trooper Taylor.
Journalism has always been in Paul’s blood. From the time he was a young kid, he loved watching and following sports and began writing blogs and articles in high school. He applied for a job at WTVY in May shortly after graduation, and feels more than blessed to be a part of the WTVY family. During his time off, Paul enjoys golf, attending sporting events, playing video games, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing. Paul is new to the Wiregrass, so if you have any stories or would like to say hey, you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Just The Facts|
|Birthday? September 2||Hometown? Monroe, Alabama|
|Alma Mater? Auburn University||Number of kids? 0|
|Number of siblings? 3||Number of pets (and names)? Two dogs, Dixie and Bama|
|When did you join WTVY? July 2011||What's the word that best describes WTVY? Family, everyone looks out for one another here.|
|What's the best thing in the Wiregrass? The people||What scares you? Snakes, they can move but have no legs…scary.|
|What are your hobbies? Watching sports, playing video games,||If you could only watch one TV program, what would it be? Other than WTVY’s Friday Night Football, I have to watch Sportscenter.|
|Who is your favorite actor/actress? Robert De Niro/Sandra Bullock||What is your favorite movie? The Dark Knight|
|What movie do you never want to see again? Batman & Robin||What toys did you play with as a child? My electric football set and Power Rangers|
|As a child, what did you want to be? Always wanted to be a play-by-play announcer.||Do you embrace technology or run away from it? Embrace it, I can’t live without technology.|
|Do you text message? Of course||What/who's on your iPod? I have a wide variety of stuff. Rap, rock, Christian, even techno.|
|What or who was your last Google? Twitter||Do you have any hidden talents? Cooking|
|What's your guilty pleasure? Watching pro wrestling||Dream Vacation? Ireland, it’d be nice to see a lot of other red-heads.|