Paul Kangas

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Paul Kangas
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Born Houghton, Michigan
Ethnicity Finnish American
Education University of Michigan
Occupation Business broadcaster
Notable credit(s) Co-anchor of Nightly Business Report

Paul Kangas was the Miami-based co-anchor of the PBS television program Nightly Business Report, a role he held from 1979, when the show was a local PBS program in Miami, through December 31, 2009.[1] He is best known for signing off each NBR broadcast with "I'm Paul Kangas, wishing all of you the best of good buys!" (a pun on "the best of goodbyes").

He recently returned to NBR on December 6, 2012 to answer viewer questions about the stock market and its future.[2]


After graduating from the University of Michigan, Kangas entered the United States Coast Guard in the early 1960s and served aboard the USCG Cutter Mackinaw.[citation needed] Later, he served as aide to the admiral in command of the 9th Coast Guard District in Cleveland, Ohio.[citation needed] Kangas completed his Coast Guard service in 1963 as a Lieutenant (junior grade).

Kangas earned his broker's license after studying at the New York University Stern School of Business.[3] While a stock broker, Kangas began his career as a broadcaster at WINZ, a CBS Radio affiliate in Miami owned by his biggest client.[3]

Kangas joined Nightly Business Report in 1979; in 2003, his "Stocks in the News" segment earned a Financial Writers and Editors Award from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.[3] In 2005, he won a Suncoast Chapter Silver Circle Award.[4] Kangas retired as co-anchor of the Nightly Business Report at the end of 2009.[5]

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Business & Financial Reporting to Paul Kangas and Linda O’Bryon, the latter the founder of NBR and now chief content officer of Northern California Public Broadcasting.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kangas was born in Houghton, Michigan in 1937,[citation needed] and is of Finnish descent.[7]

Paul is also an amateur radio operator with the callsign W4LAA.[8]


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  3. ^ a b c "About Paul Kangas". Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  4. ^ 2005 Silver Circle from the Suncoast Chapter website
  5. ^ Co-Anchor of ‘Nightly Business Report’ to Depart, a May 2009 blog entry from The New York Times Media Decoder blog
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  7. ^ The Finns in America from a Library of Congress website
  8. ^ ULS License - Amateur License - W4LAA - KANGAS, PAUL H