Paul Kuharsky is an award-winning writer who has covered the NFL for over 25 years in California, Texas and Tennessee. He spent nine years helping build ESPN.com's NFL Nation covering the AFC South and then the Tennessee Titans and he’s been a popular broadcast personality in Nashville, where he co-hosted The Midday 180 on 104.5 The Zone for nine years.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1991 and his master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1993.

His work appeared in the New York Times before Kuharsky covered the 1995 Raiders and their move from Los Angeles for the Oakland Tribune. When he first met Al Davis he asked the Raiders' Hall of Fame owner about adjusting to the West Coast. Davis told him, “You don’t adjust, you just dominate.”

Paul Kuharsky with Tennessee Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel

In 1996, Kuharsky joined The Tennessean to dominate and chronicle the final season of the Houston Oilers and the franchise’s relocation to Nashville. He covered the Oilers/Titans and the NFL and wrote enterprise pieces for the paper for a dozen years before joining ESPN.com as a divisional blogger tracking the Colts, Jaguars, Texans and Titans.

During that time he caught (and dropped) punts from Titans punter Brett Kern and hit a 40-yard field goal working with Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee, winning one of the kicker’s shoes.Nike Cleats Stock Photo

When ESPN.com expanded NFL Nation in 2013, Kuharsky’s focus moved exclusively to the Titans.

After serving as an alternate selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015, he became a member of the board of selectors in 2016. In 2022 he was named to the coach/contributors committee.

Starting in 2012, Kuharsky worked with Jonathan Hutton and Chad Withrow on The Midday 180 on one of the nation’s top-rated sports talk stations. The trio’s chemistry, humor and detailed interview style regularly earned them rave reviews. They branched out into OutKick 360 in the spring of 2021 and Kuharsky remained there until the winter of 2022.

Born in Cleveland, Kuharsky earned $200 for his work as an extra in the wedding and reception scenes of The Deer Hunter. Kuharsky grew up in South River, N.J., and now lives in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife and teenaged son, who bats left, throws right and plays a rangy shortstop.

A land-locked beach lover, Kuharsky loves the New York Yankees, the U.S. National Soccer Team, Chelsea and the work of Richard Russo, Bruce Springsteen and Howard Stern. The list of things he does not like is quite a bit longer.