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Paul Mueller Leaving Bay News 9 to Join WBIN’s New Hampshire 1

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Bay News 9 reporter Paul Mueller is heading home to New England, where he will become an anchor for New Hampshire independent station WBIN‘s New Hampshire 1 News, according to a post on New England One:

NH1 News Network will debut sometime at the end of the summer on Concord/Derry, NH based WBIN-TV.

“I am so grateful and humbled to announce the next chapter of my life God has so graciously given me. I will be leaving Bay News 9 on August 21st and beginning a new opportunity as news anchor and reporter at New Hampshire One (NH1), a start-up news channel, based out of Concord, New Hampshire” Paul shared on his Facebook page. “This job truly brings me home as my family is only a 2-hour drive away and it doesn’t get any better than that. I thank each and everyone one of you for your continued support throughout the years. These last 3 years have certainly been a time of growth and learning and with this new opportunity, the growth will continue.”

Mueller comes to NH1 News from Bay News 9 in Tampa, FL where he was a general assignment reporter based out of the stations Pinellas County newsroom. Prior to Bay News 9, he was a morning news anchor at Springfield, MA ABC affiliate WGGB-TV, and also reported for the stations noon and evening newscasts.

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Former WGGB Anchor Paul Mueller Resurfaces in Tampa with Bay News 9

Paul Mueller, who has been battling alcoholism since abruptly resigning from WGGB last April, has gotten another chance.

On Monday, Mueller started a job as a reporter for Bay News 9, the local cable news station in Tampa.

“God has opened a door and I am thoroughly and humbly grateful,” Mueller wrote in a recent post on his Facebook page.

The new job comes just days after Mueller celebrated one year of sobriety. Read more

Marking Sobriety on YouTube, Former WGGB Anchor Says Stress of TV News Often Led Him to Drink

Former WGGB anchor Paul Mueller is back in front of the camera.  The news he’s delivering now, though, is very personal.

In April, Mueller abruptly resigned from WGGB after someone posted a video on YouTube of him acting erratically while MC-ing a fund-raising gala. Mueller later admitted to having a “few drinks” before the event–which was held in honor of an 11-year-old boy who hanged himself after being bullied at school–and eventually went public about his battle with alcoholism.

Mueller celebrated seven months of sobriety over the Thanksgiving weekend and he is keeping people updated about his ongoing struggle with regular posts on YouTube. Read more

Former WGGB Anchor Paul Mueller Says Humiliating YouTube Video Saved His Life

“I’m no longer a functioning alcoholic,” former WGGB anchor Paul Mueller announced in a recent phone conversation, talking about his struggle with addiction that came to a head in April when a YouTube video of him slurring his speech while MC-ing a charity event bounced around the internet and eventually caused him to resign.

“At the beginning, I was so unhappy with the person that posted the video but now I’m grateful to them,” Mueller told TVSpy. “They saved my life.”

Mueller has since sought help for his alcoholism and, as of today, he has been sober for 43 days. He has travelled a great distance during those 43 days (as evidenced by the Day 1 photo at right), moving beyond the initial humiliation caused by the YouTube video and focussing his energy on becoming a better, healthier person.

The early wake-up time and long hours required for his job anchoring WGGB’s morning newscast left Mueller, a recent transplant to Springfield, feeling isolated. “The shift was enabling me,” Mueller says. On a typical day, he would wake up at 2:00 a.m. and return home from work around 3:00 p.m., at which point he would spend the rest of the day drinking. Read more

Former WGGB Anchor Paul Mueller Admits to Having a ‘Few Drinks’ Before Infamous Gala Speech

Admitting that he’d “had a few drinks” before addressing the crowd at a fundraising gala on Saturday, former WGGB anchor Paul Mueller told the Boston Herald that “alcohol is a problem.”

In a story that first broke on TVSpy, Mueller was captured in a video posted to YouTube slurring his speech before a packed house at a fundraiser for the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation, which honors the 11-year-old boy who hanged himself after being bullied in school.

Mueller officially resigned from the Springfield ABC-affiliate on Monday, telling TVSpy that he was leaving to seek treatment “for a medical issue that needs immediate attention.”

Mueller now says that the station threatened to fire him if he didn’t quit. Read more

WGGB Anchor Paul Mueller Abruptly Resigns Over YouTube Video

A video uploaded to YouTube over the weekend has caused anchor Paul Mueller to abruptly resign from WGGB, an ABC-affiliate in Springfield, MA.

On Saturday, Mueller served as master of ceremonies at a fund-raising gala for the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation, an organization that gives scholarships to local students in honor of the 11-year-old boy who hanged himself two years ago after being bullied at school.

Mueller volunteered to MC the event after the organization reached out to WGGB, which runs a regular series called “Bully Busters” that focuses on bullying prevention. An attendee of the event captured part of a speech that Mueller gave to the packed house in which the anchor appeared to be intoxicated, drawing astonished looks from the crowd as well as a few laughs (video above). Read more