A Kentucky native, Paxton was born in Elizabethtown and raised in nearby Vine Grove. He attended Western Kentucky University where he majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Psychology.
Upon graduation, Paxton landed his first TV job at WYMT in Hazard, located in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, covering his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats. He would then leave the Bluegrass State and travel West to become the sports director at KSWT in Yuma, Arizona. In 2014, Paxton accepted the same position at WPMI in Mobile, Alabama.
Paxton joined the ESPN 106.3 on FOX 29 crew in February 2016 and has been enjoying Palm Beach County's food, diverse culture and beaches ever since. In his free time, Paxton enjoys hanging out with friends and family, hitting the gym and trying his hand at golf.