News runs in Paul Blume’s blood; his parents owned a community newspaper in his hometown of Lexington, MA. Paul got his start working for Mom and Dad reporting on high school sports. Here at FOX 9, Paul does a great job covering big stories for all our evening newscasts…but his love of sports means we can count on him to pinch-hit in that Department too. And we can count on him to brighten the day around the newsroom when he brings his adorable daughter Bea in to visit; go to his Facebook page for pictures. “Baby B”, as we call her, is just a toddler now…but maybe we’ll see the next generation of Blume’s on FOX 9 in a few decades or so!
9 Questions for Paul:
What’s your favorite movie?
Shawshank Redemption, The Social Network, Field of Dreams
What’s your favorite junk/cheat food?
Dairy Queen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard
What was your first job?
Summer Camp Counselor; I taught waterskiing at Camp Nashoba in Littleton, Mass.
What’s your favorite Minnesota season?
Hardest story you’ve covered OR favorite story?
In 2004, I reported on the Iraq war as an embedded journalist with a Wisconsin National Guard unit deployed in Tikrit.
Who is your personal hero?
Jackie Robinson ; for breaking baseball’s color barrier.
Do you sing in the shower, in the car, or none of the above?
Only singing I do is to my 2-year-old daughter to help get her to sleep. And it’s not pretty.
Best vacation of all time?
It has to be the 2-week tour of Australia where I met my wife.
When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be:
A TV News Reporter…no joke!