Paula Cooper was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri--the Queen City of the Ozarks.
During a summer break between college semesters, Paula
saw an advertisement by an airline offering positions as flight attendants.
Thinking that she
wanted to see more of the real word, she
decided that was for her
After 13 years of flying the friendly (and not so friendly) skies, Paula
decided there was more to life than serving Coke and Sprite.
returned to college and discovered the magic of television and radio.
She was offered and accepted a position as news reporter at WDCB in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
was soon promoted to the position of afternoon driver anchor.
From there, Paula served as an intern in the newsroom at WGN Radio in Chicago.
After the internship, WGN
as producer for Ian Punnett.
An opportunity to work in another medium inspired Paula
to move on to a new and original idea in television programming--a satellite channel devoted to agriculture and business.
Channel Earth was well received, but due to financial difficulties the station folded after one year.
soon found herself reporting news at Metro Networks for several Chicago radio stations.
reported news and/or traffic for stations including WUBT, WNND, WUSN and WAIT
, working with personalities including Larry Lujack.
returned to her
roots at Chicago's News and Talk
, WGN Radio
720 as the overnight news anchor.
is pleased to be working among her
old friends and co-workers once again.
is happy to tell anyone who will listen that at this point in her
radio career, she
is exactly where she
wants to be.