• Paul Vercammen first joined CNN in 1991 and is an on camera-reporter and producer based in the network's Los Angeles Bureau.

    Vercammen has reported and produced from breaking news stories, including Hurricanes Florence and Harvey, the Borderline Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, The Montecito Mudslides, The Boston Marathon Bombing, The Joplin Missouri Tornado, The Gulf Oil Spill, The Death of Michael Jackson and numerous brushfires, including the Camp Fire that destroyed the city of Paradise, California. Vercammen also reported on several NASA missions and covered both lunar eclipses and a total solar eclipse from Salem, Oregon. Vercammen has reported on several crime and trial stories, including the conviction of O.J. Simpson for kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas and his parole in 2017. Vercammen contributes to CNN sports and has covered The World Series in 2017 and 2018, The Super Bowl (2017), The Stanley Cup (2011, 2013, 2018) and College Football Playoffs.

    Vercammen has also contributed to CNN election coverage, including caucuses, primaries and general elections in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Vercammen interviewed GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin from Alaska twice.

    Prior to rejoining CNN in 2006, Vercammen was the news director and 5 p.m. anchor for KEYT, the ABC affiliate in Santa Barbara, from 2003 to 2006; an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School of journalism, 2002 to 2003; a reporter and backup anchor focusing on entertainment at CNN, Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001; a business news anchor and reporter at CNN, New York from 1991 to 1993; an anchor and reporter for KEYT, ABC Santa Barbara from 1985 to 1991; a writer for the Financial News Network in 1984.

    Vercammen was part of the CNN teams that won Peabody awards for the Gulf Oil Spill Coverage and the general election of 2008. Vercammen has been honored with five Emmy awards, a Mark Twain Award for Associated Press California Station of the Year and several other AP awards and radio and television news directors' awards. Vercammen was also part of the CNN team that won an Emmy for its 2012 Presidential Campaign Coverage.

    Vercammen earned a B.A in print journalism from The University of Southern California.