Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native, having grown up in Center Township. The 1979 Butler High School and 1994 Geneva College graduate is the daughter of Jim and the late Maxine Davis.
Paula has been a resident of Penn Township since 1999.
She began her career at the Eagle on June 12, 2000 at the Cranberry Eagle. After working in that office for 17 years, Paula moved to the former Butler Eagle office on West Diamond Street.
Prior to joining the Eagle, Paula worked as a reporter at the former Cranberry Journal for four years.
Paula has been recognized for her work over the years with a Golden Quill, Society of Professional Journalist and Keystone Award.
While Paula has had many unforgettable assignments during the years she spent writing for her hometown newspaper, among the most memorable were covering the county's reaction to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and a personal interview with the late Sen. John McCain when he campaigned in Zelienople for then-US Sen. Melissa Hart.
In May 2023, Paula left the fast-paced field of news reporting and accepted the equally important position of community/special sections editor upon the retirement of Eric Freehling.