Paula is host of The Paula Gordon: Conversations with People at the Leading Edge(sm). These are more than 1500 thought and action leaders ... people who encompass the human experience through their work expanding the boundaries of sciences, the arts, history, public policy, politics and environmental challenges.
She and her co-host/husband Bill Russell launched the broadcast version of the program in 1996, and have made it available to listeners and viewers around the world on the internet since 1997. For five years, they provided CNN Radio with hundreds of "LookOut" features. Their "Perspectives" series helped launch CNN.com. For the past 4 years the programs have also been produced for television, with current and archived video available on DailyMotion, YouTube and elsewhere.
Paula has been on television and radio since the early '70s. She also builds on extensive experience as a film and television writer/producer/director. As an on-air talent, after an early start in Public Broadcasting she moved to Chicago and NBC's owned and operated station, WMAQ-TV. There she was nominated for an Emmy® in 1977 for "Small World," her weekly half-hour show.
Two decades followed in the business world, as Paula and Bill created, built, then sold one of the Southeast's premier film and video and post-production companies. Since the late '80s, Paula has led The Clarion Group, a business consultancy where her focus is communication challenges among diverse constituencies. While producing and hosting "The Paula Gordon Show" she also produces and hosts streaming videos and webinars.
Her undergraduate degree is in government from Oberlin College ('68), her Masters in Radio/Television/Mass Communication is from Indiana University ('72). She serves as an officer of Public Intelligence, Inc., and Investigations Group, Inc., is a Trustee of The Interdenominational Theological Center and a founding board member of Quantum Leaps, Inc., a global accelerator for women entrepreneurs. She is the President of the 2006 Alumni of APEC's "Women in the Digital World," and host of "Musical Wonders" from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. A Midwesterner, she and Bill live in Atlanta and British Columbia.