Paolo Pietropaolo is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, composer and writer based in Vancouver, Canada.

Paolo’s radio documentaries and productions have been awarded two Prix Italia and a Peabody Award – the highest accolades in broadcasting – as well as several other awards. They have been broadcast in Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Finland and Ireland.

Paolo’s voice has been heard regularly on CBC Radio, Canada’s national public broadcaster, since 2001. He is currently the host of In Concert on CBC Radio 2. Paolo previously hosted Hot Air, British Columbia’s jazz show, and is frequently heard on NXNW.

In 2006, Paolo was the cultural correspondent for CBC Television and Télévision de Radio-Canada during the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, creating and presenting a series of 12 vignettes about the culture of Northern Italy.  The series was called Ciao Torino and included vignettes in French and English about Barolo wine, opera at La Scala, the Slow Food movement and the Cinque Terre National Park.

In 2009, he participated in the Banff Centre Science Communications Program as a Jack Webster Fellow. His writing on science has since appeared in The Vancouver Sun and BoulderPavement.ca.

Paolo is a member of the British Council’s Transatlantic Network 2020, also known as TN2020.

Paolo regularly composes original music for his documentary productions, and writes incidental music for plays as well.

Prior to his radio and writing career, Paolo studied ethnomusicology under James Kippen at the University of Toronto and toured extensively with the Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble.

Paolo is working hard at learning detachment as a baseball fan, but frequently gets passionate about his favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays.