Paul Jay is the CEO and Senior Editor of The Real News Network. He has overseen the production of over 4,500 news stories and is the host of TRNN news analysis programming. Previously, he was Executive Producer of CBC Newsworld's independent flagship debate show counterSpin for its 10 yrs on air. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 films under his belt including Hitman Hart, wrestling with shadows; Return to Kandahar; and Never-Endum-Referendum. He was the Founding Chair of Hot Docs!, the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (now the largest in North America).
Paul Jay is a dual-Canadian/US citizen. In an interview (19 December 2014) with Lia Tarashansky, Paul Jay states that he went to Israel when he was 14 years of age, but he didn't fit in with the local culture. Even though he is a Canadian Jew, he was treated like he was a zero.