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Paul Gates

Anchor: 9 News at 5 Monday-Friday

Co-Host: "Stirring It Up" with Chef John Folse, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Birthplace: Tullos, La.

Arrived in Baton Rouge: 1977

Education: BS, Broadcast Journalism University of Houston

Awards & Accomplishments: Reporter of the Year, Communicator of the Year, Several AP awards for various stories

Family Info: Wife, Michele; Son, Marshall; 2 Daughters, Susan and Valyne.  Susan is 39, Valyne is 16, Marshall is 19. Michelle is ageless and awesome.  I am old and lucky to have them. 

Hobbies: Not a big hobby person. I love to read. Mostly paperbacks I find and swap in local bookstores. I like to cook. I spend quality time with a black iron pot or cast iron skillet.

Big Stories Covered: Revolution and democratic elections in El Salvador, State gubernatorial campaigns, corruption in public office

Favorite Quote: "All that is needed for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing" --Edmund Burke said that.  And the king of quotes, Winston Churchill said, "A rumor is halfway around the world before the truth can get its pants on." 

Email:   pgates@wafb.com

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