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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006
Paul Adams

Paul Adams is the Middle East correspondent for the Globe and Mail. Prior to this assignment, which began in August 2001, he was senior political correspondent and an occasional columnist for the Globe and Mail in its Parliamentary Bureau.

Mr. Adams came to the Globe and Mail in 1999 after a career in broadcast journalism. He was stationed in Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa for CBC National Television News. Later, he became senior parliamentary correspondent and Ottawa bureau chief for CBC Radio News.

During his journalistic career, Mr. Adams has covered earthquakes, plane crashes and tornadoes in Canada and abroad. However, his specialty has been political coverage. He was CBC TV's constitutional affairs reporter during the Charlottetown round. Later, he covered Prime Minister Jean Chrétien through three election campaigns and often accompanied him in his foreign travels.

Prior to becoming a journalist, Mr. Adams taught Political Studies at the University of Manitoba for three years. He also worked in the government of Manitoba, for the Chief Electoral Office and as an aide to the Hon. Sidney Spivak.

Mr. Adams has two masters degrees, one in journalism from Columbia University and the other in modern history from Oxford. He has an honours B.A. in history and political studies from the University of Manitoba. He graduated from St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg.

Mr. Adams was born in North Dakota and raised in Winnipeg. His wife, Suzanne Szukits, is a Canadian diplomat. They have one son, Alexandre.

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