About Me

Paul Zinn is currently the New England, Sales Manager, for Premiere Global Services (PGI:NYSE), an Atlanta-based business communications company that recently released a revolutionary collaboration tool, iMeet, bringing a personal touch and desktop video back into meetings.

Paul, born in 1979, grew up in Verona, NJ with his parents, John and Carol. There, he developed a fascination for sports, and went on to graduate from St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in 1997, where he was a four-year letter winner in tennis. While tennis was Paul’s major focus as an athlete, he developed interests in a myriad of other sports.

Following high school, Paul went on to attend Bates College (Lewiston, Maine), where he graduated in 2001. While his tennis career stalled out there, Paul became the Sports Editor of the Bates Student and the News and Sports Director of the student-radio station, WRBC (FM:91.5). The voice of the Bates Bobcats also wrote part time for the Lewiston Sun-Journal, based in Lewiston, Maine.

Upon graduation, Paul worked for a short stint in the sports department of The Jersey Journal (Jersey City, NJ), and then re-located to Gloversville, New York to take the position of sports reporter for The Leader-Herald.

After about a year, Paul made the decision to move into the field of business, re-locating once again, this time to the Boston, MA area. While working at Netspoke Inc., an audio and web conferencing provider in Woburn, MA, as both an account executive and regional sales manager, he started to take on writing again as a part-time project. In 2005, Premiere Global Services purchased Netspoke and Paul made the transition over to a business solutions specialist on the direct sales team there.

Alongside his professional career, there was a bit of part-time writing work at The Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, MA, but a book on the 1916 baseball season, as well as other similar projects, became his focus. The Major League Pennant Races of 1916 was published in 2009. That project - a joint effort by Paul and his father - will hopefully soon be followed by a publication on Ebbets Field - a part of McFarland’s Historic Ballpark Series - that the duo edited.

Paul and his dad are currently working on a smaller project involving detailing the 1916 World Series through the words of the days sportswriters. Alongside that, Paul is proud to launch this site - www.paulgzinn.com - which will feature a collection of Paul’s best photographs, with a focus on sports and tourism. Photography has always been a hidden interest that gained momentum while Paul took a myriad of pictures on various trips, another lifelong passion. The occasional blog entry will also appear.

Paul now resides in Somerville, MA, with his wife, Sarah, and their cat, Buttons, and dog, Penny. With no shortage of things to do, Paul enjoys sports (diehard Mets, Steelers, Nets, and Devils fan) of all kinds, gardening, running (finished NYC Marathon 2006 & Boston Marathon 2010), photography and traveling.

For more information on Paul and his dad, please visit www.zinnbooks.com and www.ebbetsfieldmemories.com or use the “Contact Me” tab on this website.