Paul S. Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer of Link TV, is an award-winning broadcast journalist. A 28-year veteran of ABC News, Mason served as senior vice president and the executive-in-charge of Nightline, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News Radio, and all ABC News political coverage. During his tenure, Mason was responsible for 220 employees and $100 million in operating expenses. He increased ABC News's web presence, developed anchor blogs, increased revenue, cut costs, changed formats, launched HD and digital channels and supervised the creation of Good Morning America for XM Radio.
Mason began his career in London in 1981, reporting on race relations in Britain as a Fellow of the Overseas Press Club. He joined ABC News as a field producer, and was posted in the network's Latin American Bureau based in Miami, Florida, before becoming a producer for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. He reported and produced stories on the Iran-Contra scandal; drug trafficking in Latin America; assassination in Egypt; and racial conflict in England. In the early 1990s, Mason covered apartheid policies and Nelson Mandela's reentry into South African society, and he returned later in 1994 to cover the first free elections.
In 1992, he was named producer for Primetime Live. In 2000, he was named executive producer of World News Tonight's weekend edition. Mason is the recipient of several prestigious national media awards and honors, including an Emmy and many Emmy nominations, four Cine Golden Eagles, and the New York Film Festival Grand Prize for his one-hour news documentary Judgment at Midnight. Mason was a member of the ABC News team that won the DuPont Silver Baton and the Peabody Award for coverage of the events of September 11, 2001.
He spent three years as acting associate professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, while continuing to produce segments for 20/20 and Primetime Live, and again taught in 2011 as Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia. Mason served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University; VP and Executive Board Member of Overseas Press Club Foundation; Board of Governors at Knight Centers for Specialized Journalism at University of Maryland; Executive Board Member of The New Literacy Project in DC; and Trustee of Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
Mason attended Wesleyan University, earning his bachelor's degree in classical civilization, and he earned his master's from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Mason grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where his mother worked as a social worker and his father, a former Tuskegee Airman, was a dentist. He is married to Evelyn Adelsohn, also an award-winning television producer, and they have a daughter, Olivia.