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Paul Chesser

"Chesser is a top editor at one of the best conservative online news journals." -- Mark Tapscott, director of the Center for Media and Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Associate editor for Carolina Journal, Chesser specializes in opinion writing, investigative journalism and reporting on state government issues. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washington Examiner, San Francisco Examiner, National Review Online, The Weekly Standard Online, The American Spectator Online, The Beacon-Journal of Akron, Ohio, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera, The Salinas Californian, The Duluth (Minn.) News-Tribune, The Decatur (Ind.) Daily Democrat,  World magazine, the Internet news daily WorldNetDaily, The News & Observer of Raleigh, and The News & Record of Greensboro. In 2002, he served as one of The Charlotte Observer's monthly community columnists. His opinion articles and reporting have also appeared in several other North Carolina newspapers. His commentary has been cited by Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post and by Inside Politics columnist Greg Pierce in The Washington Times.

He is a contributor to the Media Research Center's Newsbusters blog.

He came to the Locke Foundation in 2001 after serving as editor for The Raleigh World and The Triad World.

Chesser has also appeared on NBC's "The Today Show," and as a talk radio guest on stations in Kansas City, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Morehead City.

Chesserís work has also appeared on, AgapePress, The Good, Evangelical Press, the Christian Examiner (El Cajon, Ca.), The Home School Legal Defense Association website, Answers in Genesis,,, and Breakaway magazine.

Chesser came to North Carolina in 1995 from Los Angeles, where he worked in accounting for both private business and a nonprofit organization. Prior to that he worked for the athletic shoe company Converse, Inc., in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He grew up in Rhode Island and is an avid Boston sports fan.

Chesser lives in the Raleigh area with his wife and four children. He maintains his own website at, where most of his past writings are archived.


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