Paul Orlousky

Cleveland television news reporter Paul Orlousky is an inductee into the Cleveland Press Club Journalism Hall of Fame. Inducted in November of 2014, Paul is only the third television "street" reporter ever inducted. For more than 35 years, he has informed viewers in Northeast Ohio about the latest in breaking news, investigative, and feature reports. Nowhere was that more evident than in 2013 when he shocked Cleveland and the competition by being first to report the Ariel Castro story and the three women he had held captive in his home for a decade. Paul calls it the "biggest story of my career." Our viewers have enjoyed Paul's confrontational approach since 1997. A perfect example of this and of his deep sources was Paul's aggressive coverage of the county corruption scandal; at times breaking details months before charges came. At other times, telling those under investigation that they would be charged. Paul says, "if we've got to ruffle a few feathers to get to the truth, so be it" adding "the questions we ask and observations we make are fair, not combative, but we expect answers." Prior to our team, Paul established WKYC-TV's investigative team and put it on the map with hard hitting investigations, prompting Northern Ohio Live magazine to honor him as "the most effective investigative reporter" in Northern Ohio. It came after his expose of Cleveland police truancy and false ticket-writing. Some of the ticket writing and even a phony arrest warrant were aimed at silencing him. It resulted in his illegal placement on the NCIC database as a fugitive from justice. Paul is the winner of many awards including several local Emmy awards. He has been active in several charitable fundraisers including, the Cleveland Scholarship Foundation, The Cleveland Clinic and Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate. His work with the American Lung Association Golf Tournament has helped raise more than $2.5 million dollars for the research of lung disease. In 2010, Paul and his wife Kim were named co-chairs of the Annual Catholic Charities Appeal. Nearly $10.5 million dollars were raised. "As a reporter, I work best when I am out on the streets," Paul says. "That's where the stories are. There are so many great people out there. Some have happy stories, some have sad stories, and most have stories about how they are frustrated and are just looking for someone to help. That's where I like to be." A Cleveland sports fan since birth, Paul was born in Elmira, N.Y., and began his broadcasting career in radio there while still a high school student. A graduate of the State University of New York, his early television credits include stops in Binghamton, N.Y., and Youngstown, Ohio. He enjoys a 38-year marriage and lives as he loves to say "on my beloved west side."

Recent Articles by Paul

  Quick arrest made in downtown Cleveland rape case, but should residents have been warned sooner?

Iraq war veteran says conditions at Cleveland VA Medical Center are outrageous

Federal raid at Cuyahoga County executive’s office appeared to be related to jail investigations

Chagrin Falls dog day care expert offers pet owners a how-to on picking the right kennel

Warrensville Heights denies man’s claim of car damaged by snow thrown onto highway by plow

Owners of missing dogs fear ‘dognapper’ may be at work in Northeast Ohio

‘People are gonna die because of this’: Retired Ohio police and firefighters grapple with deep pension benefit cuts

Invasive or essential? Crocker Park Wi-Fi will track shoppers and send alerts to your phone

Budget-busting water bills raise suspicions at Cleveland mobile home park

3 current or former Cuyahoga County employees indicted on corruption charges

Hard Rock Rocksino thanks Woodmere’s safety forces for work, dedication during deep freeze

Mother, 3 children who tragically passed away in Akron blaze identified

Battling fires in single-digit temps is a logistical art in Northeast Ohio

Rocky River nixes trash pickup, citing concern for hands-on garbage workers

Cleveland firefighters union calls no-confidence vote on Chief Angelo Calvillo

Ice and snow pushed off Warrensville Heights bridge damages car

Pension board takes no firm actions to help police, fire retirees with health insurance

Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund board gets an earful from retirees in midst of coverage debacle

Man crusades to have markings changed at dangerous intersection in Northeast Ohio

Members of pension fund for retired Ohio police, firefighters say leadership set them up for slashes