Age I 40
Current job I Presents BBC Radio Merseyside’s weekday derivative(4.00pm) and sport (6.00pm) shows, and the Saturday morning show (9.00am).
CV I Born and brought up in Stafford, Paul joined Signal as a Saturday sports production assistant at the age of 17. Studied media/ business management at the University of Manchester. Joined Liverpool’s Radio City in 1991, later becoming deputy news editor, then Century FM in 2005, winning a Sony award for his breakfast show. Freelanced for BBC World Service and BBC Radio Stoke, joined Radio Merseyide in 2012. On TV Paul is a regular pundit for LFCTV.
Best Moment I “Covering the incredible Champions League final in Istanbul in 2005, when Liverpool beat AC Milan after being 3-0 down at half time. And bringing my breakfast show from the set of the Rovers Return in Coronation Street.”
Worst Moment I “Saying something printable, instead of ‘Fast track foot and mouth measures’ on a news bulletin!”
Off air I “I live in Crosby, Merseyside with my wife Lindsay, a dental assistant, and our children Ruby, eight, and Matthew, six. In my spare time I watch a lot of football – I’ve got a season ticket at Anfield.”
First radio memory I “The great Mel Scholes on Signal – the heartbeat of the community and an early inspiration.”
Favourite broadcasters I “Chris Evans and Danny Baker – they put their heart and soul into every show.”
Ambition I “It was alway to work for the BBC. To do a bit of national broadcasting one day would be great.”
Dream job I “Playing upfront for Liverpool. Or opening the batting for England.”
Secret skills I “I played squash at county level when I was younger and still play for Northern Crosby. An I had a minor hit record – with two friends, I recorded Bring it Home, an anthem for England during the 2010 World Cup. It made the indie Top Ten.” Listen countrywide bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside