Jeff Gillan, Assistant News Director & Managing Editor, KSNV-TV (NBC Las Vegas) said:
"Paul is a scrappy, hardworking and passionate journalist. In the field, he wouldn't take "no" for an answer: invariably, he would get the soundbite, a quote...something. I admired his drive to put on the best product possible. His producing experience also gave him added insight into what would add value to a newscast. He's a good man, a team player and a dedicated journalist."
Gerard Ramalho, Weekend Anchor & Managing Editor, KSNV-TV (NBC Las Vegas) said:
"It was my pleasure to work with Paul Matadeen between the years of 2010 and 2012 here at KSNV, Las Vegas... In that time I watched Paul’s skills grow considerably. I would describe him as very aggressive reporter, willing to go the extra mile to get exclusive sound or images for his stories. Paul is a very efficient reporter who knows how to enterprise ideas, cultivate sources and make the best use of his time. Paul is also very proficient with social media; tweeting and posting pics and promos to help generate viewers."
Erik Ho, Nightly 11 Photographer, KSNV-TV (NBC Las Vegas) said:
"I had the pleasure of working with Paul for over a year as his photographer. His forward-thinking, "go get 'em" attitude was a huge help on stories as well as his ability to be versatile in any breaking or changing news situation. Paul would also offer to assist in editing projects and proved to have a great knowledge of editing or shooting video for newscasts. I enjoy his fun, positive attitude and developed a great friendship with him during his tenure a KSNV, News 3."
Sheena Foster, Publishing/Broadcasting Professional said:
"I am proud to call a person like Paul Matadeen a colleague. Paul possesses all the right qualities for a solid journalist: he's forward-thinking, tireless, tenacious, adventurous and above all has a tremendous compassion that's immediately evident to news viewers and the general public.
Among his colleagues, Paul's easy-going attitude coupled with a can-do attitude is a relief in the notoriously high-stress environment of any daily newsroom. And viewers will take notice of his command of many news topics. At an age where many of his peers are starting their careers in small markets, Paul's resume reflects a breadth of experience that any professional twice his age would be happy to call his own."
Kurt Kasting, Senior Producer at HLN-TV (Turner Broadcating, Inc.) said:
"I worked with Paul extensively at Headline News/HLN. He was always creative, accurate, an excellent writer, and willing to go the extra mile to make a segment memorable. I heartily recommend Paul."
Luis Moreno, Producer at the Weather Channel (formerly at HLN-TV) said:
"I would recommend Paul for most any position in a television newsroom.
Paul is a very positive, hard-working person. He always amazed me with what he could get done for our show. It was a pleasure working with him and I feel any organization would benefit from his television expertise."
Amy Blalock, Senior Public Affairs Specialist at City of Durham said:
"Paul covered many stories about the City of Durham while he was a reporter with NBC 17. In my experience working with him, he treated our organization fairly and provided balanced and objective reporting and information to his viewers. He was also respectful to our staff when requesting information or conducting interviews."
Amanda Fitzpatrick, Weekend Anchor/Weather at KDAF CW33 News, said:
"As a news reporter you often run into colleagues in the field, often while competing or working on the same story. Paul was someone I would often run into while working in Raleigh-Durham at WTVD. He was very kind and professional. We continued to remain in constant and I have followed his career through the years. He is a hard worker and very creative."
Darryl Armstrong, Advertising Coordinator at the Las Vegas Review-Journal said:
"Paul is great to work with. He's flexible but also goal driven. He's a complete professional both in front of and behind the camera. I look forward to continuing to work with him."
Orlando Salinas, Correspondent at Fox News Channel said:
"For several years, I worked with Paul in the Miami Bureau of Fox News. You want someone who 'works' until the job is done right? Hire Matadeen. Done and done..."
Holly Edgell, director of Digital Media at KSHB-TV said:
"Paul is among the most passionate and creative journalists I know. He prides himself in innovative storytelling and doing journalism that empowers people in their daily lives. I've known Paul since his recent college graduate days, and have followed his career with great interest ever since!"
George Eid, Deputy News Editor/roving reporter Sky News Arabia said:
"Paul is very talented journalist, producer/reporter. I have worked with Paul during the U.S elections in November 2012 in Las Vegas Nevada. He was extremely proactive, fast and organized. Always on time he is a tight deadline person with a good network of political and social contacts which he put at the service of our 56 top of the hour lives and few reports. He was able to make our coverage of the U.S elections very successful. A top professional!"
Candace Walker, Independent Producer said:
"Paul and I joined Turner Broadcasting together as freelancers. Together we produced some great news stories together...including a series during the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial entitled "My Three Sons." He's creative, energetic, skilled and hungry. A great fine for any news operation.
Ryan Goodman, Nightly 11 Producer, KSNV-TV (NBC Las Vegas) said:
“Over the year and a half I directly worked with Paul, he has grown considerably as a news reporter. He has no fear about trying to dig deep and get to the bottom of a story.”
Dawn Gibbons, SVP of Communication & Government Relations of KSNV-TV and former First Lady of Nevada said:
"Paul is an excellent journalist/reporter and anchor. He is thorough and detailed. He does whatever it takes to get the story!"
Julie Henry, former reporter at WNCN-TV and present VP Communications at the North Carolina Hospital Association said:
"Paul and I worked together as embedded reporters for the NBC affiliate in Raleigh. Our charge was to seek out stories that mattered in our community. Paul brought energy and enthusiasm to the team and always had an eye out for stories and issues of interest. Paul is a team player, but also has an entrepreneurial spirit. A great combination!"
David McQuade, Owner at MediaReally Matters.com said:
"Paul impressed me early on with his creativity and on-camera expertise. He's very comfortable in the production world, both in front of and behind the lens. I'm happy to recommend Paul and believe any organization will benefit from his passion for reporting."
Joseph Stancil, Producer at Straightway Productions said:
"Paul is an excellent broadcast journalist. I've known him for almost 10 years now and have always been amazed at his professionalism both in front of and behind the camera. He has an excellent eye for photography and an uncanny nose for a story. Paul has always had a warm and greeting demeanor that gives him the ability to relate and connect to his audience and interviewees."
Moses Ukoh, Senior Videographer at Princess Cruises said:
"Paul Matadeen is an excellent journalist winning several awards in his field. His aggressive style yet approachable demeanor have allowed him to garner connections that make it possible for him to produce great news. Paul Matadeen is an innovator and leader."
Paul Matadeen wins Nevada Broadcasters Electronic Media Award in Hard News for his story 'In Memory of Mia." He has also won an Associated Press award for his coverage of the aftermath of a tornado that hit Apalachicola, Florida.
Paul Matadeen is recognized by Muck Rack Daily for his social media presence and work with Turner Broadcasting's HLN Network.
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