Mr. Paul Leary
 
 

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Paul Leary grew up in South Boston, Massachusetts and began his

performance career at the ripe age of 10 when he started acting.

At 15 he was the youngest person to be certified producer at

Boston Neighborhood Network Television –  and interviewed

"The Elephant Show" stars Sharon, Lois & Bram at age 16.


He acted in the Boston area and enrolled at Emerson College and  excelled in theater performance courses.   At the same time he served in the Public Relations and Marketing Department at The Children's Museum in Boston.  He acted in the national WGBH broadcast of "Turf" which won the 1996 Achievement in Radio award.


In 2002, relocated to South Florida, when he was hired by Palm Beach
Public Broadcasting station WXEL (now WPBI).  In addition to eventually hosting a weekly Saturday night show, Paul was heard daily and produced WXEL's local programs "On The Money," "Florida Forum" and "The American Senior Side Show" and was side-kick to “Skipper” Chuck Zink on the big bands show. Often was substitute host for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Joanna Marie's Classical Variations and at times anchored the WXEL/Sun-Sentinel Newscasts. Paul interviewed many local and national celebrities and community arts leaders, including Caldwell Theatre's Michael Hall, Charles Nelson Reilly and "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" panelist, Paula Poundstone.


Called to Miami in 2006 to serve as Fundraising Producer/Talent for Friends of WLRN, Inc.
and continues at WLRN Public Radio as on-air host, producer and operations guy. During 2008-2011 he  was occasionally heard as Traffic Reporter on 97.3 The Coast and 93 Rock in Miami and on 93.7 The Breeze and NewsRadio 1490 WTTB in the treasure coast. 


During early 2009, joined forces with broadcast partner QChannelTV, which featured interviews with nonprofit South Florida LGBT organizations and events and broadcasted a weekly newscast co-produced by South Florida Blade Newspaper.  Joined the board of directors in June 2009 of No More Tears, Inc., a non profit helping victims of domestic violence and their children.


For several years, produced “Broadway Edition.”  A series of interviews on
Broadway Edition
South Florida Arts Beat Radio and online, highlighting South Florida Theatre and touring Broadway Shows - featuring interviews with Broadway legends: Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera and Mandy Patinkin, Sandra Burnhard, Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp and  Melba Moore to name a few.  


Now celebrating 14 years in public broadcasting! Wearing many hats for the last 9 1/2  years at WLRN as the “go to guy” for all things broadcasting: solving operations issues, mentoring and training staff on best practices, bringing professional standards up to the next level including social media integration. Promoted to midday host in 2013 - on-air every weekday from 10am-2pm. To enhance WLRN’s news website to keep pace with the ever changing world of journalism, through NPR Digital training, pioneered online platforms and produces for  WLRN’s flagship talk show Topical Currents and South Florida Arts Beat.  
On Saturdays, during the live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, served as local on-air personality for Classical South Florida Public Radio network on 89.7 WKCP Miami/Fort Lauderdale, 90.7 WPBI West Palm Beach/Boca Raton, 88.7 WNPS Fort Myers/Naples.  In 2014 Paul got the interview of a lifetime with the one and only Liza Minnelli.  Classical South Florida was sold and ended operations in 2015. As of June 2016, Paul sign on as Associate Producer for Nicole Sander and Randi Rhodes. Within weeks, was promoted to Executive Producer and Operations Director for The Randi Rhodes Show Live 4PM ET on the Progressive Voices Network.  June 2017 -  Now fundraising as Host & Producer of @SoFloArtsBeat Radio Show - Live Across South Florida, and offering LIVE STREAMING for South Florida Events! As a freelance producer, videos are featured on Newsflare.com, Stringr.com, Glymt .com and others, plus Paul provides social media promotional services to a variety of local arts organizations, pianists, and artists including Magnum Lounge which was Miami's only New York-style piano bar/restaurant; formerly for Schnitzel Haus Miami, best in fine German cuisine; among other confidential clients. 


Now offering live streaming services for South Florida events with the brand new professional Mevo 4K live streaming camera and brand new Nano 360 live streaming camera. These live streams add so much excitement to any event! Currently accepting additional clients and non-profit organizations who are looking for LIVE social media broadcasting services, please contact pleary@plproductions.org 


































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Entertainer / Host / Producer / Broadcast Journalist

Social Media Producer / Operations Director