Vice President/Editorial Director, Emmis Publishing
Deborah Paul is executive
vice president/editorial director for Emmis Publishing Corporation,
which produces Indianapolis Monthly magazine and other
city/regional publications. Paul has been at Indianapolis
Monthly for three decades, including the 23 years it has been
part of Emmis Communications Corp. She served as president of the
City and Regional Magazine Association and as IM's editor-in-chief
for 16 years before taking on her current responsibilities.
Paul has received several national awards for her personal
column, which has appeared in Indianapolis Monthly since
1981. Other awards include Girls Inc. Touchstone Award for
inspiring young girls to be "strong, smart, and bold," and an
alumni award from Butler University.
Paul earned a bachelor's degree (1969) and master's degree
(1970) from Indiana University. She completed coursework in
journalism at Butler, where she has taught a course on magazine
writing for the College of Communication. She and her husband, an
attorney with Faegre Baker Daniels, are the parents of two sons and
have three grandchildren.