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How Much Is Investigation Discovery Anchor Paula Zahn's Net Worth- Salary, Career and Other Property

News by Saburo Published on 01 Dec,2017 Updated on 03 Dec,2017

The producer and host of the true crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn is a renowned American journalist and newscaster.

Paula Zahn who once made headlines for cheating on her husband, Richard Cohen, with one of his best friends, is living a more somber life these days. 

We are discussing how much she earned from her career in anchoring since 1987 date. So, how much is Paula Zahn's net worth? What is her annual salary? Let’s find out.

How Much Is Paula Zahn’s Net Worth?

 Paula Zahn, the mother of three, has an estimated net worth of $12 million. Even with all the ups and downs in her personal life, her professional career has been steady. 

Zahn has interviewed former presidents such as Bill Clinton, George H.W Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford. Well, the list doesn’t end here as she also interviewed former President of Cuba Fidel Castro, former Soviet politician Mikhail Gorbachev, Stokely Carmichael Civil rights leader, and Winnie Mandela Human Rights Activist.

The former wife of Richard Cohen, Paula Zahn

The former wife of Richard Cohen, Paula Zahn 

According to some sources, she moved to another house after her separation costing around $40,000 a month.The Anchor-woman, Paula, definitely has come a long way financially as well as careerwise starting her career in 1987.

So how did she became an anchor and how it all started? Let’s find out.

Paula Zahn’s Career

Paul Zahn's first step into the world of journalism was after attaining a bachelor’s degree in journalism.Well, at the time she must not have thought about what exactly to do but it seems she knew the exact field she wanted to be in.

Paula Zahn attended Investigation Discovery's 'Inspire A Difference Awards' on September 9, 2013

Paula Zahn attended Investigation Discovery's 'Inspire A Difference Awards' back on September 9, 2013

Her professional career started after she got an offer to work at ABC News, anchoring The Health Show, a program on health and medical issues.

And soon after that began co-anchoring World News This Morning and anchoring news segments on Good Morning America. Well, talent always finds its way!!

In 1990, she started working for CBS and did a great work there anchoring shows such as CBS This Morning with Harry Smith and 1994 Winner Olympics and few more.

After nearly a decade, she moved to the world of cable news by joining Fox News Channel, but unfortunately, FNC discovered that she was negotiating with CNN for a possible move there. Therefore she got fired.

Paula Zahn with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the 25th Annual Literacy Partners event

Paula Zahn with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the 25th Annual Literacy Partners event

Zahn then started working at CNN from 2001. There she was assigned work with anchor Aaron Brown in the coverage of terrorist attacks. Also, she hosted a two hours program labeled Live from the Headlines.

On July 24, 2007, she resigned from CNN, after working there for 6 years.

In 2008, she became the co-host of Sunday Arts on PBS stations WNET and WLIW and later that year, in 2009, she hosted a true crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn.

Paula Zahn wearing a black dress at American Cancer Society

Paula Zahn wearing a black dress at American Cancer Society 

Though she is a renowned anchor, many of the people still judge her for cheating on her husband with one of his best friends. So what was the real matter back then? In case you aren’t aware of that fact. Keep reading.

Why Paula Zahn and Richard Cohen divorced?

The Paula Zahn grabbed the attention of all the media after the news came out about her cheating on husband, Richard Cohen with one of his best friends. 

The couple was married for 20 years before separating, and the sources claimed the major reason for the disputes in their marriage was their sex life. 

Paula Zahn with her former husband Richard Cohen

Paula Zahn with her former husband, Richard Cohen 

Well, the Daily News revealed that Cohen found a lurid diary illustrated with photos where she was lying with her alleged rumor partner Paul Fribourg.

In the words of the informant

Richard felt like he'd been stabbed in the heart twice when he found out his wife had been cheating with one of his best friends. They played golf and tennis together. Their families skied together in Aspen.

Also, Cohen called the diary “shocking and lurid,” and stated that the diary was more about love than lust. 

The couple who shared three children together ended on very bad terms, and not only that soon after their split, Zahn charged Cohen for mismanaging $25 million that she invested with him. She accused him with “some sort of tactical advantage” amid their break up. 

Paula Zahn with her former husband Richard Cohen and their daughter Haley Cohen

Paula Zahn with her former husband Richard Cohen and their daughter Haley Cohen 

Well, at first neither Zahn nor Cohen filed for divorce, but later the news broke out that Zahn finally filed for divorce, finalized in 2007

They have a daughter Haley Cohen and two sons Austin Bryce Cohen and Jared Brandon Cohen

Quick Facts:

  • Paula Zahn was born Paula Ann Zahn. 
  • She was born on February 24, 1956 (age 61).
  • She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
  • Grew up in Canton Ohio with her parents and three siblings.
  • She was born to a school teacher/artist mother and IBM sales executive father. 
  • Zahn went to Washington Junior High school in Naperville. 
  • She graduated from Naperville Central High School in 1974. 
  • She was the semi-finalist of Miss Teenage America Pageant in 1973. 
  • Started working as an intern at WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois where she received first-hand knowledge of the news business.
  • She also attended a college on a cello scholarship and played Carnegie Hall in 1992. 
  • Before 1987, Zahn spent almost 10 years working on local stations in different places such as WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, KFMB-TV in San Diego, California, KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas, WHDH-TV (then WNEV) in Boston, Massachusetts, and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California.

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