BP CEO'S 'LIFE BACK'
PAUL GRABBS EXCLUSIVE
NATIONAL TV'S FIRST
GLIMPSE OF OIL ON LAND
PAUL PRODUCES REPORT:
OIL DISASTER EXCLUSIVES WITH THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Since early May 2010, Paul Matadeen was one of the Fox News Channel's lead producers on the ground coordinating and covering the details of the oil disaster in Louisiana. Matadeen and FNC photographer Joe Vasquez were among the first crews to discover oil in the marsh lands in Southern Louisiana.
Matadeen was with Governor Bobby Jindal when he and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser noticed thick, black oil in the marsh lands near Venice, LA. Paul asked Jindal for a plan. Jindal responded saying too little was being done too late.
While in the Venice area, Matadeen worked closely with locals and local government to bring FNC viewers an exclusive encounter between Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and BP officials when Nungesser presented to them the first severely oiled turtles from the area. This was a broadcast exclusive.
While in Grand Isle, Louisiana, Matadeen grilled BP COO Doug Suttles about contracted cleanup workers who showed up in the area just hours before President Obama was to tour the area. Matadeen also booked Suttles for a live FNC interview just minutes after the Obama administration announced it would look into potential criminal charges against individuals within the company.
Matadeen has worked with non-profits like Greenpeace and local officials to document and provide perspective on how the severely oiled coast is affecting wildlife. He coordinated the first shoot demonstrating that hundreds of dolphins were making their way closer and closer to shore to escape their devastated Gulf habitat.
Matadeen was the FNC producer who booked and set up the interview with BP CEO Tony Hayward where he said to reporter Kris Gutierrez that he 'wanted his life back.' Matadeen also coordinated with Coast Guard officials to have FNC correspondent Steve Harrigan bring direct citriticisms by locals to Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen.
PAUL 'ON SITE' AS FIRST OIL IS DISCOVERED ON LAND
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