With a shift that starts at 3 a.m., Paul wakes up when night owls are going to sleep. He thinks it may be in his genes since his Grandpa Rasmussen got up at about the same time to open the family bakery. “It’s worth the effort when listeners tell me they tune in for our first newscast at 5 a.m. It’s motivating to know so many Pittsburghers turn to KDKA to find out what’s happening first thing in the morning.”
Paul joined the KDKA Morning news with Larry Richert and John Shumway in January 2012. “Being part of a program with the heritage, tradition and success of the Morning News is an honor. Who wouldn’t want to follow in the footsteps of news anchors like Dave James and Bob Kopler?”
Prior to the Morning News, Paul co-anchored the KDKA Afternoon News with Rose Ryan-Douglas starting in December 2006. He’s the winner of multiple Best Newscast awards here in Pittsburgh and during stints at WWL New Orleans, LA and WOKV and WQIK Jacksonville, FL.
He’s a native of Great Falls, Montana, and lives in the West Hills. Paul’s a Dachshund fan, likes to golf badly and cheers for the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.
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Paul Rasmussen was joined on the NewsRadio1020 KDKA Afternoon News by Dwight Ferguson, real estate attorney for Lynch Weis.
KDKA Radio’s Rose and Paul were joined on the Afternoon news by Anne Danahy, Reporter with the Centre Daily Times in State College.
Rose and Paul from the Afternoon News are joined by Kristy Lemire, AP’s Movie Critic. She talks with them about the new movie, “The Muppets.”
The KDKA Afternoon news was joined by Rita Soronen, head of the Dave Thomas Foundation.
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Rose Ryan-Douglas and Paul Rasmussen talked to Vic Walcazk of the American Civil Liberties Union about Allegheny County not providing basic legal defense for the poor.
wo new lion cubs will make their debut to the public this weekend at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Rose and Paul were joined today by Mackenzie Carpenter to discuss Ben Roethlisberger’s wedding.
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