Paula is a Canadian journalist, investigative author, broadcaster, and lawyer. She has been host and producer of several acclaimed television news and current affairs programs, including co-hosting the Gemini-award-winning news magazine Studio 2. Paula has also published several books, including Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for non-fiction. Paula earned her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from York University and a Bachelor of Laws(LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1990.