Paul Zeise graduated from Point Park University with a bachelor's degree in communications and earned his master's in journalism from Temple University. He spent five years as a social worker with youth and families before switching careers. His journalism stops before the Post-Gazette included the Vineland (N.J.) Daily Journal and the communications department of the NBA. He joined the Post-Gazette in 1999 and has been the Pitt football beat reporter since the start of the 2003 season. He also covers men's and women's college basketball.