Paul, author of the Friday "Potomac Watch" column in The Wall Street Journal, joined Mark Shields as a NewsHour political commentator in 1994. His career with the Journal began in 1980 as a Chicago-based reporter. In 1982, Paul moved to Hong Kong as the paper's Asia correspondent and became the first editorial page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal in 1984. That same year, he won an Overseas Press Club award for his reporting on the Philippines. Paul served as a White House Fellow at the White House and Treasury Department from 1986 to 1987, then returned to the Journal in late 1987. A graduate of Dartmouth, Paul was chairman of the daily student newspaper. He went on to write for The Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong and The National Review in New York. Paul lives in Alexandria, Virginia.