Paul O’Donnell has served as editor at a variety of news organizations, including Newsweek, Condé Nast, CNBC, and Washingtonian magazine. He has reported on politics, religion, and culture for national publications such as Huffington Post, Slate, Wired, Commonweal magazine, and others.
In 2000, O’Donnell helped found the award-winning religion news and opinion website Beliefnet.com, serving as one of the original channel editors. During his tenure, O’Donnell created the annual “Beliefnet at the Oscars” and “Beliefnet Book of the Year” franchises, as well as a virtual roundtable series.
O’Donnell was later hired to reinvent and revive front-of-book at House & Garden and relaunched the magazine's website, quadrupling the website’s traffic in six months.
As an editor at CNBC, O’Donnell launched or relaunched multiple channels of the financial news organization’s website and oversaw daily news coverage for those sections.
Based in Annapolis, Maryland, O’Donnell is the author of Man Up! 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy. He has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Chicago.