We Are Pleased To Welcome Emmy Winning Journalist
Paul will be reading from and signing copies of his new memoir.
Emmy-Award winning CBS News producer Paul LaRosa’s evocative memoir of his days growing up in a Bronx housing project and working as a reporter at The New York Daily News in the late 1970s.
Paul LaRosa was a clueless kid growing up in a Bronx housing project when he discovered there might be more to life. As the projects went from idyllic to dangerous, Paul made his way to The New York Daily News where he became a copyboy and later a reporter.
The News was still the largest circulating newspaper in the country but it was in the last, outrageous and often hilarious, gasp of The Front Page era. Reporters wallowed in a swirl of alcohol, hookers and bad behavior but none of it stopped them from delivering an electric and engaging paper every day. Paul, a naïf trapped in a Tabloid World, quickly adapted.
As a reporter, Paul had a front row seat to one of the most harrowing five-year periods in New York City history: the city’s brush with bankruptcy, the terror reign of Son of Sam, the blackout riots, and the murder of John Lennon. Read what it was like to be in the center of it all.
Paul Larosa's Bio
Paul LaRosa is an award-winning journalist who has worked in print and television journalism for more than 30 years. For more than a dozen years, he was a reporter at the New York Daily News, the hard-charging tabloid newspaper of New York that bills itself “New York’s Hometown Newspaper.” There, in the mid-80s, he was the co-winner with Anna Quindlen of the Meyer Berger Award presented by Columbia University’s Journalism School.
Since 1992, LaRosa has worked in broadcast television for CBS News, mostly as a producer for the newsmagazine “48 Hours.” He’s won two national Emmys, one of them a Primetime Emmy for the highly-praised CBS documentary “9/11.” LaRosa was one of the producers of that documentary and in 2003 he was awarded a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. He’s also won a Gracie Award and a New York Press Club Award for different segments.
He is also the author of five books: Leaving Story Avenue, my journey from the projects to the front page (Park Slope Publishing, April, 2012), Seven Days of Rage: The deadly crime spree of the Craigslist Killer co-written with Maria Cramer of The Boston Globe (Simon & Schuster, September, 2009), Tacoma Confidential (NAL/Signet, January 2006), Nightmare in Napa (Simon & Schuster, April, 2007), and Death of a Dream, co-written by CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty (Simon & Schuster, March, 2008).
LaRosa is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University and did graduate level work as a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. He is also an alumnus, in a different way, of the Monroe Houses in the Bronx.