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John Paul

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John Paul is an Emmy-nominated journalist who co-anchors ABC 24 News weekday mornings from 5-7 a.m. and ABC 24 News Midday at 11 a.m.

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John is committed to consumer causes. He also loves serving his community. 

Since joining ABC 24 News, John has raised money and represented ABC 24 News as one of a dozen men to help the American Cancer Society for the organization's, 'Real Men Wear Pink' campaign.

He also emceed the 'Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk', which raises money for the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Midsouth to help support families and empower people living with Down Syndrome.

He has also hosted specials on ABC 24 about Heart Health, Breast Cancer, highlighting Untold Stories about Black History in the Mid-South, and anchored ABC 24's Liberty Bowl parade specials.

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John is also passionate about data journalism. Many of his investigations and stories show you how to save money, make money, and keep you and your family safe. 

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As a reporter, John visited local schools and highlighted positive stories about local children making a difference in our community.

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Previously, John anchored the top-rated weekend morning newscast at KHBS/KHOG-TV the ABC affiliate in Fort Smith/Northwest Arkansas. He also reported for WKBN-TV and WSBT-TV.

As a reporter, John earned first place recognition in the Spot News category by the Indiana Associated Press for a story about a fire at a popular restaurant. 

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He also earned first place recognition in the Best General News category by the Indiana Associated Press for a story about an animal rescue. He also received a second-place honor for his story about a Prisoner Escape in Northwest Indiana.

An Ohio native, John graduated from Kent State University. 

John and his family love Memphis' food scene and visiting the city's parks, zoo, and many attractions, 

If you see him out and about, say hello!

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