The former prominent journalist, Paul Magers made a mark in the journalism field after working as a news broadcaster and reporter for close to four decades. He ended his professional career at KCBS TV station situated in Los Angeles after having over a decade stint at the news network. Kicking his career as a technician, Magers climbed the ladder to become one of America’s most trusted broadcast journalist, best known for co-anchoring the news with Diane Pierce at KARE 11 TV station from 1983 to 2003.
During his career life, he also served as the host of political debates and equally took part in some charity events as he participated in the fundraising telethon organized for flood relief in Minnesota in 1997. There is also a lighter side to his personality which he demonstrated by showing off his funny dance moves at the end of his programs at KARE 11 that got him endeared to the viewers. He was also lauded for his journalistic excellence over the years as he bagged three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Mic Award. For more details on the life, career, earnings and whereabout of the veteran journalist, read on!
Who Is Paul Magers?
The notable media personality was born in Santa Maria, California, the United States of America on the 15th of May 1954. He was partly raised in Santa Maria but eventually had his childhood experience in Ellensburg, Washington. There is no available information concerning his parents and siblings on the media as he is yet to disclose such information to the public.
After completion of his high school education, Paul Magers went to the University of Washington and there he obtained his Bachelor’s degree. He further went on to enroll at Hamline University School of Law situated in St. Paul Minnesota where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 1979.
The famed media personality already began his career before the completion of his doctorate degree program as he was recruited by KSTP TV station located in Minnesota where he carried out electrical and production works. He also served as a dispatcher during his time at the TV station. Then in 1979, he moved his services to KATU television network and there he kicked off his journalistic career, working as an on-air reporter.
After dedicating two years of his career in growing himself while at the TV channel, Magers was subsequently hired by KGTV where he also had another wonderful two years experience before joining KARE 11 TV channel. While at the news agency, Paul Magers hit the peak of his career, having spent up to two decades working as a news anchor together with Diana Pierce.
During such time, he was best known for his friendly personality and brilliant anchorage that kept the audience hooked to their television screen as well as the famous dance moves that he often demonstrated at the end of his programs, putting a smile on the faces of his wide audience.
Following his background experience in journalism, Magers transitioned into a highly skilled anchor and his services were sought after by KCBS TV Network situated in Los Angeles. There, he served as an evening news anchor for more than a decade. Aside from working as an anchor, he equally hosted political debates and other television specials before he ended his professional TV broadcasting career in 2017.
In addition to having a charming personality, Paul Magers also has a soft and loving heart which made him participate in a fundraising event for Minnesota’s flood relief.
Where is Paul Magers Now?
In 2017, the media figure announced of his retirement from broadcasting work in order to spend quality time with his family and also to find a cure to his struggles to alcohol addiction which he harbored for years. He resides in Minnesota at the moment, and based on his interview with Randy Shaver on KARE 11 TV station, he is sober now. He stated that he attends a daily meeting and a 12-step program which has been of great help to him.
How Much Did He Make as Salary?
As a veteran journalist who spent more than three decades in the journalism field, Paul Magers is living a luxury lifestyle, thanks to his earnings while still in service. He reportedly earned a salary that is about $50,000 and with that, he accrued a massive financial value that is estimated at $10 million.