Paul Fiddick

Board Chair

Broadcasting is a lifelong calling for Paul. A shortwave listener from age 10, he has served as chief executive of three commercial broadcasting companies throughout his career. Paul is President Emeritus of Emmis International, a multinational radio company that operated primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. He co-founded Heritage Media Corporation and built its radio division to one of the largest operators in the U.S. Paul was recruited to Heritage from Multimedia Broadcasting, where he was president of its radio division. He began his radio career as an on-air personality at a campus radio station, and while in college, constructed an AM/FM pirate station. Paul is past Chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau and director of the National Association of Broadcasters. He also served in a Senate-confirmed subcabinet position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and briefly as Acting Agriculture Secretary. Paul has taught Mass Communications at the university level, and is an honors graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He resides in Arlington, Virginia.