As an anchor for CNN New Day Weekends and a correspondent/anchor for HLN, Christi Paul gets to the heart of the days most compelling news stories and trials.
Shes covered President Obamas second Inauguration in Washington, DC.., was on the news desk walking viewers through the ﬁrst hours of the Newtown, CT school shootings and the Virginia Tech shooting as well as anchoring extensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy, several presidential elections and court cases such as the Casey Anthony, Warren Jeffs, Drew Peterson and Dr. Conrad Murray trials. And she recently secured an exclusive interview with Vice-President Joe Biden, talking about his motivation to combat domestic violence as well as addressing the issues with Obamacare.
She is a wife and mother of 3 daughters and as such, has a passion for helping children and teens. She serves on the National Advisory Council for the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love, the University of VA Lacrosse player beaten to death by her boyfriend, and is also involved with Girl Talk Inc., an organization where high school girls mentor middle school girls to help build self-esteem and combat bullying.
Paul launched Find Our Children,' a broadcast partnership with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington, DC. HLN features a segment about a missing child, asking viewers to help ﬁnd them and to date, 35 of the children theyve proﬁled have been brought home safe and sound. In 2012, NCMEC honored Paul with their prestigious Hope Award, an award she shares with past winners such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell, then-Senator Joe Biden and actor Ben Afﬂeck.
Paul is the author of Love Isnt Supposed to Hurt, in which she writes about overcoming verbal and emotional abuse. She has recorded two songs in Nashville that coincide with the book; Wake Up In It and Free can both be found on iTunes. Paul has performed onstage with Grammy winners Richard Marx and David Foster as well as singing the National Anthem for MLB and NBA games for The Atlanta Braves, The Arizona Diamondbacks, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavs among others.
Prior to joining HLN in 2003, Paul was an anchor, consumer reporter and weathercaster in Phoenix. First at KNXV, then at CNN afﬁliate KTVK, where she created a segment with the Arizona Humane Society which helped hundreds of abandoned animals ﬁnd new homes with families in the valley. Before moving to Phoenix, Paul was an anchor/reporter for KTVB in Boise, ID, where the Idaho Press Club honored her for her series of stories about Julianne Prudhomme, a 4-year old girl who underwent a 5-organ transplant.
Christi began her career in Clarksburg, WV at WDTV. A graduate of the University of Toledo, the Department of Communications has named her an Outstanding Alumna."