Paul was senior vice president of ABC News, where his responsibilities included coverage of the 2008 political campaigns. Also, Mr. Mason was Executive in charge of Nightline, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, World News Now, America This Morning and ABC News Radio.
A 27-year veteran of ABC News, Mr. Mason is an award-winning executive producer whose credits include primetime news documentaries, investigations, and assignments that have ranged from proxy wars in Latin America, elections in South Africa, natural disasters, poverty and racial conflict at home and abroad. Mr. Mason studied classical civilizations at Wesleyan and journalism at Columbia University, where he received an MSJ in 1981. He spent three years as acting associate professor at University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism from 1997–2000. He currently serves as a board member for the Knight Centers for Specialized Journalism in College Park, Maryland, and for the Overseas Press Club Foundation in New York.