Paul Lisnek | Political and Legal Analyst WGN TV, Award Winning Television Host and Anchor, Author and Keynote Speaker

Paul Lisnek

Political and Legal Analyst WGN TV, Award Winning Television Host and Anchor, Author and Keynote Speaker

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Paul Lisnek

Dr. Paul Lisnek is a multi-Emmy, Beacon, Cablefax, Communicator and Telly award-winning television host and anchor.

He anchored WGN-TV Political Report a popular Chicago-based part of the Sunday Morning Political show world covering international, national and local events. Prior to this, Paul anchored Politics Tonight every weeknight on CLTV (WGN-TV's 24-hour news partner). He is also the political and legal analyst for WGN-TV. Paul also hosts a popular podcast for WGN Radio called "Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain" covering the entertainment and political worlds. He anchors Newsmakers and Broadway Backstage on the Comcast Network, interviewing political and entertainment guests. Paul can be heard as a political and legal expert on a variety of radio stations nationwide.

Paul is the author of 15 books including his latest works of fiction, "Assume Guilt" and "Assume Treason" (which won the Indie Award for Best Fiction Finalist). Paul's other books include the inspirational Quality Mind, Quality Life and classic Winning the Mind Game: Negotiating in Business and Life. Paul has also served as executive producer for CDs recorded by jazz great Spider Saloff and singer/actress Alexandra Billings. He has also produced several plays that premiered in Chicago.

Paul is a frequent celebrity emcee for charitable events including Alzheimer's, ALS and Animal shelters.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications is home to the Paul M Lisnek Gallery which is a permanent exhibit honoring Paul's career in radio and television.

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Featured Keynote Programs

The Political Pulse

A Look at the Political Scene (with Predictions)

Paul Lisnek is the political analyst for WGN-TV (since 2008). He hosts the nightly LIVE political TV show Politics Tonight (since 2010). Having interviewed Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, and journalists, Paul presents his keynote address as a neutral analysis, free of leaning or bias that will certainly lead to one half of the audience, or the other, getting upset. Paul's style is to walk the middle as he presents the challenges and pitfalls that lie ahead in the upcoming election season. He offers predictions based on all the data available, not based on personal leaning.

"The Political Pulse" has been a well-received presentation that often leads to Paul's being invited back for each new election season. His style is funny, pointed, and respectful…a great way to get attendees talking and discussing the political and social issues of the day.

Art of Communication and Building Better Customer/Client Relationships

"The Art of Communication" is an excellent presentation for a keynote address, motivational talk or skills training. Given 30 minutes, 90 minutes or a half day, Dr. Lisnek will introduce the audience to the unique components of communication that define and refine how we build relationships with colleagues, customers and family. He steps inside the process of communication, as he discusses how people process information and most importantly how each of us can improve the way we communicate to better reflect the reality of those who are important in our career and in our personal lives.

Public Speaking

The # 1 human fear is public speaking. Dr. Lisnek erases the stress we feel when giving a public presentation and replaces it with enthusiasm and fun. He teaches the audience how to make presentations the best they can be for the audience, not just the speaker. He believes that it's not what we say, but HOW we say it. Paul ensures that the audience learns what it takes to put on the best possible show! (Keynote, half day or full day presentation)


Negotiation is one of the most popular topics taught in any setting; hear from the master who believes that it's worth trying to negotiate for everything and anything. The author of the popular book, Winning the Mind Game: Negotiating in Business and Life, Dr. Lisnek looks at the fundamentals of negotiating and addresses why a Win-Win approach is rather naïve thinking! He understands how people think and what it takes to help them win in negotiations from the largest corporate deals, to the flea market bargains. (keynote, half day or full day presentation)

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Art of Lawyeringby Paul Lisnek

Art of Lawyering

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The Hidden Juryby Paul Lisnek

The Hidden Jury

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