| Author / Producer|
| Paul LaRosa|
| April 18, 1953 (age 62)
New York, NY (1953-04-18) |
News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
Leaving Story Avenue, Seven Days of Rage: Th, Death of a Dream, Tacoma Confidential, Nightmare in Napa: The Wine
Susan Zirinsky, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant, Troy Roberts, Peter Schweizer
Paul LaRosa Wikipedia
Paul LaRosa is a CBS News producer and author.
LaRosa was born in East Harlem and raised in the James Monroe Houses, a public housing project located in the Soundview section of The Bronx. His first job was delivering the New York Daily News. He currently resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Prior to Fordham he studied at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.
Following his graduation from Fordham University, LaRosa was employed at the Daily News from 1975 until 1990, starting out as a copy boy. After being promoted to reporter, he worked on various beats, including crime, labor and city government. Among the major stories he covered was the fatal shooting of John Lennon at The Dakota.
In 1992, he began working at CBS News, soon producing stories for 48 Hours. Concurrently, he wrote four true crime books, beginning with 2006’s Tacoma Confidential: A True Story of Murder, Suicide, and a Police Chief’s Secret Life. His 2012 memoir, Leaving Story Avenue: My Journey From the Projects to the Front Page, covers his life from his rough upbringing to his career as a reporter and producer. The New York Times called it “a captivating and vivid memoir.”
In 1983, as a Daily News reporter, LaRosa was named co-winner of the Meyer Berger Award, along with Anna Quindlen of the New York Times. The prize is awarded annually by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for outstanding local writing about New York City.
He won a 2002 Emmy Award as a producer for the CBS documentary 9/11. He also won a 2002 Peabody Award, a 2003 Christopher Award and a 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award for producing 9/11. He was nominated for another Emmy in 2010 for producing 48 Hours Mystery – Craigslist: Classified for Murder.Leaving Story Avenue: My Journey From the Projects to the Front Page (2012, Park Slope Publishing)
Seven Days of Rage: The Deadly Crime Spree of the Craigslist Killer – with Maria Cramer (2010, Pocket Star)
Death of a Dream – with Erin Moriarty (2008, Pocket Star)
Nightmare in Napa: The Wine Country Murders (2007, Pocket Star)
Tacoma Confidential: A True Story of Murder, Suicide, and a Police Chief’s Secret Life (2006, Signet)
48 Hours Mystery – Producer – various episodes (1993 – current, CBS)
Survivor – Producer – “Surviving Survivor” special – (2010, CBS)
“All Access Grammy Special” – Producer (2009, CBS)