Paul Leary

Host, Producer

Paul began his performance career at the ripe age of 10 when he crawled into acting classes at Boston's Suffolk University. A native of Boston, at age 15 he was the youngest person to be certified at Boston Neighborhood Network Television, where he interviewed "The Elephant Show" stars Sharon, Lois & Bram.  Paul also worked at the renowned Boston Children's Museum in the Public Relations and Marketing department.  In 1996, he acted in the WGBH public radio broadcast of the play "Turf," which won an achievement in radio award. He worked at Palm Beach's WXEL Public Radio and Television for 4  years from 2002-2006.

Paul was called to Miami to serve as Fundraising Producer for WLRN in 2006. Currently, Paul is an on-air host, producer, operations assistant manager and social media editor for Topical Currents and South Florida Arts Beat.  For the last several years he hosts Broadway Edition, featuring interviews about South Florida Theater and Touring Broadway shows.  He's been an audio editor for WLRN-Miami Herald News/Under The Sun "Penny Per Pound" winner of the 2009 Sunshine State Awards From The Society Of Professional Journalists.  He says he's dedicated to being involved with the best of public broadcasting around the country.

Ways To Connect

06/05/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Matt Cooper tells us about The Taste of the Caribbean, the popular culinary and culture showcase in Miami. The 14th Annual Hukilau brings a Polynesian celebration to Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale next week.   Chris DeAngelis highlights the Exotica, Jazz, Surf and Rockabilly bands and the Tiki Tower Takeover. Jazz drummer Duffy Jackson swings at ArtsGarage in mid-June. Chef Norman Van Aken and our Florida Keys calendar wrap up the show.

06/04/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Amy Yu, city launcher for Instacart, a same day grocery membership delivery service.  Groceries are delivered to your door within 1 hour of placing the order.  You can choose groceries from Whole Foods, Costco, and Winn Dixie.  Amy explains what i

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06/04/15 - On the next Topical Currents, it’s our At Your Service mode.  June is here, and another brutal summer looms.  Is your air conditioning OK for the brutal months ahead?  We’ll have an expert on hand.

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06/02/15 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we discuss women and their inclusion in the fields of technology and science.  Despite more women currently employed in these areas, women and girls are often not encouraged to pursue advanced studies in math, science and technology.  We’ll have a panel of distinguished women to give their experience & insights.  That’s Topical Currents . . . Tuesday at 1pm.

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06/01/15 - When most homeowners choose to employ a contractor for upgrades or repairs, they usually expect to hire a burly construction guy.

05/29/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, legendary record man and broadcaster, Michael Dean, previews his Lincoln Road Listening Club presentation about WBUS, Miami Beach’s alternative radio station of the early 1970s.

05/28/15 - 1:30pm - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Dan Churchill, the break-out star of Master Chef Australia and author of Dude Food: A Guy’s Guide to Cooking Kick-Ass Food.  He also ha

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05/28/15 - On the next Topical Currents we begin with a dip in a perfectly maintained backyard pool.  There are thousands of them in South Florida.

05/27/15 - Tune in for Wednesday’s Topical Currents for a visit from Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, who chairs the psychiatric department of Columbia University. 

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