Paul Guggenheimer

Host, Essential Pittsburgh

Paul Guggenheimer is a Pittsburgh native who got his start in broadcast writing stories for WDUQ at the age of 16. After graduating from Emerson College, Paul wrote for NPR, providing spot news stories, features and essays for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Paul completed a sportscaster stint in Minnesota before landing in Sioux City, Iowa where he began his news anchor/talk show host career. His most recent position was with South Dakota Public Broadcasting where he hosted the live, daily talk show Dakota Midday, as well as serving as anchor for election and special news coverage.

 

Essential Pittsburgh
4:16 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Remembering Chuck Noll and A Turning Point for Pittsburgh

Hall of Fame Steelers Coach Chuck Noll died Friday at the age of 82.
Credit Zennie Abraham / Flickr

Last Friday night, former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Chuck Noll died in his home of natural causes at the age of 82.

Noll coached the Steelers for 23 seasons and transformed the team from a long-standing joke to a championship dynasty, becoming the only coach to win four Super Bowls.

It can also be said that he transformed the city of Pittsburgh into a football town; with Franco’s Italian Army, the whirls of yellow at each game in the form of Myron Cope’s Terrible Towels, and the one play that's been viewed as the true turning point in Steelers history "The Immaculate Reception."

Noll was there for all of this and the driving force behind it all.

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Essential Pittsburgh
6:11 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Notes From Paul: Jack Butler Will Be Missed

Jack Butler at the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony
Credit Jack Butler Pro Football Hall Of Fame / Facebook

Listen to the Essential Pittsburgh interview with Jack Butler from July 2012

The voice on the other end of the telephone was husky and polite. It belonged to an octogenarian and one of the greatest defensive backs ever to play pro football, Jack Butler. It was the middle of last summer and Mr. Butler was getting a lot of attention because at the age of 84, he was finally going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I was hoping he would be able to come in to our studios to be a guest on Essential Pittsburgh. Mine was but the latest in a long line of requests.

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