Paul Silvi Keynote Speaker and Host Emcee
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Paul Silvi is the sports anchor for KING 5 News at 5, 6:30, 10 and 11 p.m. He is also the host of Northwest Sports Tonight on NorthWest Cable News and the emmy award winning HS Gametime, a weekly half-hour show dedicated soley to high school sports.
Paul has an extensive sports background. which has helped him excel in his over 20 years of broadcasting. His All America high school soccer career, afforded him the opportunity to become a placekicker at Bowling Green State University where he earned All Mid-American Conference honors.
He knew he wanted a career in sports. "Like most young athletes, I dreamed of playing professional sports. When that didnt' happen, I wanted to do the next best thing - go into sports journalism, and have the opportunity to cover the athletes."
Paul's career started in North Carolina and Georgia as a sportswriter. After eight months, he realized he wanted to switch to sports broadcasting. The transiition took time, and led him down a road of odd jobs after college, including running his own painting business, as well as working several paper routes.
"Here I am with a college degree, waking up at 2am to deliver newspapers, before going to my day job of painting houses. But I knew, the hard work would eventually pay off."
After years of All Star Games, Super Bowls, and numerous big game experiences, Paul has his share of stories to tell. From the time Ken Griffey, Jr. shoved a pie in his face on live TV, to beating Griffey in billiards just so he could "earn" the opportunity to interview his wife.
Paul's work in recent years, as host of "The Mike Holmgren Show", helped him forge a special relationship with the future Hall Of Fame coach. Hear why Holmgren called Paul "the best he's worked with," and why readers of "Seattle Magazine" voted Paul the most popular media personality.
Always had great memories playing high school sports. I had a lot of success playing soccer, but to this day, I learned the most during my senior year playing hockey. We lost every game except one - when we beat our cross-town rival in the final game of the regular season. After years of winning in other sports, I had to learn how to lose. I never accepted it, but it definitely helped me develop character and find out a lot about myself. We learned as a team to pick ourselves up, and take another shot. It helped me develop a never-quit attitude that I still use in every aspect of my life.