Christi Paul

News Anchor of CNN / HLN & Author

You’ll find Christi Paul every weekend morning anchoring CNN New Day Weekends as well as anchoring/reporting on HLN’s The Daily Share during the week.  She has reported on the country’s top stories for years, including covering President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration in Washington, DC, and securing an exclusive interview with Vice-President Joe Biden, talking about his motivation to combat domestic violence as well as addressing the issues with Obamacare.

She’s a wife and mother of 3 daughters and as such, has a passion for helping children and teens. She serves on the National Advisory Council for the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love, the University of VA Lacrosse player beaten to death by her boyfriend, and is also involved with Girl Talk Inc, an organization where high school girls mentor middle school girls to help build self-esteem and combat bullying.

She is the founder of “Find Our Children,” a partnership with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington, DC.  HLN features a segment about a missing child, asking viewers to help find them and to date, 35 of the children they’ve profiled have been brought home safe and sound. In 2012 NCMEC honored Christi with their prestigious Hope Award…an award she shares with past winners such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell, then-Senator Joe Biden and actor Ben Affleck.

Christi’s also an author.  Her book “Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt”, in which she speaks about overcoming verbal and emotional abuse, immediately hit Amazon’s top 20 and she recorded two songs in Nashville that coincide with the book. “Wake Up In It” and “Free” can both be found on iTunes. Christi’s no stranger to singing as she’s sung onstage with Grammy winners Richard Marx and David Foster as well as singing the National Anthem for MLB and NBA games for The Atlanta Braves, The Arizona Diamondbacks, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavs among others.

Christi began her career as a one-man band (anchor/reporter/photographer) in Clarksburg, WV at WDTV. A graduate of the University of Toledo, the Department of Communications has named her an “Outstanding Alumna”.