C-SPAN Vet Paul Orgel Elected RTCA Chair
C-SPAN Editorial Director Paul Orgel has been voted in as the next executive committee chair of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association. For the next year, he will serve as vice chair and begin his work as chair in 2019. As executive committee chair, Orgel has promised to work to ensure Congressional Radio-Television Galleries’ rights as electronic journalists on Capitol Hill.
For the past two decades, Orgel has led C-SPAN’s presentation of Congress. With his team, he has organized and executed C-SPAN’s coverage of many major events in the House and Senate, including: healthcare debates, tax legislation, ongoing budget battles, the Gingrich speakership, the Clinton impeachment, government shutdowns, post-9/11 war authorizations and more. Orgel is also one of the host of C-SPAN’s signature call-in program Washington Journal.
Prior to joining C-SPAN in 1991, Orgel worked at several network-affiliated TV stations across the country as a reporter, producer, cameraman, editor, anchor and manager. He’s taught broadcast journalism courses at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and American University in Washington.
Orgel was raised in the New York City metro area and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton (Pa.) and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.