Paula Zahn Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Aug, 2021
Facts of Paula Zahn
Date of Birth: 1956 , February-24
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Paula Zahn
Birth Name Paula Ann Zahn
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Omaha, Nebraska
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Television journalist
Working For CNN
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown Light
Face Color White
Weight in KG 58 kg
Famous for Singer,Newscaster
Married Yes
Married to Richard Cohen (m. 1987)
Children Austin Bryce Cohen, Haley Cohen, Jared Brandon Cohen
Divorce Richard Cohen (m. 2007)
Education Stephens College
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
TV Show On The Case With Paula Zahn
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The former American journalist and newscaster, Paula Ann Zahn worked as a host at many News channels including ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN. Paula Ann was a successful news anchor who launched her own prime-time news program.

Paula is loved by all the viewers for her realistic and convincing way of reading news. Paula Ann is out of the media these days, she has not engaged to any news agency after her resignation in 2007.  She also hosted the true-crime documentary series titled On the Case with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery channel.

She has been married Richard Cohen from 1987-2007. They have three children.

Early Life And Education Paula Zahn

Paula Ann Zahn was born on February 24, 1956, in Omaha, Nebraska, and was raised in Canton, Ohio. Paula Ann has three siblings. Paula along with her family relocated to Naperville, Illinois. Paula attended Washington Junior High School while in Naperville and in 1974 went on to graduate from Naperville Central High School.

While in high school, Paula Ann Zahn took part in numerous beauty contests and made it into the semi-finals of the Miss Teenage America Pageant in 1973. Paula joined Stephens College in Colombia, Missouri on a cello scholarship where she acquired much knowledge of the news business by working as an intern at WBBM-TV in Chicago. In 1978, Paula graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Paula Zahn's Professional Career

Paula then started working in local stations around the country including WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, KFMB-TV California, WHDH-TV in Boston, KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, and KPRC-TV in Houston. Zahn was finally given an offer to work at ABC News in 1987.

She then began anchoring The Health Show. Zahn also began co-hosting the network’s early morning newscast; World News This Morning and also news segments on Good Morning America. Paula took the offer of CBS News and began co-hosting CBS This Morning with co-anchor Harry Smith. Paula then began working in the Saturday edition of the CBS Evening News.

Paula began contributing reports to various programs of CBS counting 48 Hours, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, and CBS News Sunday Morning. Then, Paula went on to help in the cover story of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and also the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway. Paula worked a total of nine years for CBS News.

Paula then joined Fox News Channel (FNC) and then anchored Fox Report. Zahn launched “The Edge with Paula Zahn” which was her own prime-time news program. Paula worked for almost 2 years with Fox Channel after which Fox discovered that Paula was in a secret negotiation with CNN and thus they fired her as it was a breach of her contract.  

Paula then joined CNN on September 11, 2001, as expected, and worked in the coverage of that day’s terrorist attacks. In the impending January Paula Ann ultimately launched her CNN Morning news program titled “American Morning with Paula Zahn”. Paula Ann earned her honorary degree from Dowling College based in Oakdale in May 2003.

In the same year, Paula moved back to prime time news and began hosting the two-hour program titled Live from the Headlines which was related to the Iraq War at the time. August 2, 2007, saw the final broadcast of Paula Zahn Now. Paula became the news co-anchor of SundayArts on New York City PBS station WNET and WLIW on November 9, 2008.

Then Zahn entered a development deal for a true-crime documentary series. On October 18, 2009, Paula Ann launched On the Case with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery channel.

Paula Zahn's Net Worth and Body Measurements

Paula Zahn's net worth is $18 million at present. She is one of the richest journalists in America. Her net worth was $12 million in her last days. She currently hosts her own newsmagazine series, "On the Case with Paula Zahn," on the Investigation Discovery Cable Channel.

She worked as a co-anchor for "World News This Morning" as well as provided news segments for "Good Morning America." She worked for Fox News for two years before joining CNN in 2001. She covered terrorist attacks on the U.S. on her first at CNN.

Paula Zahn stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches with slender legs and perfect body measurements. 

Paula Zahn's Personal Life

Paula married New York real estate developer, Richard Cohen. The couple has three children. Paula was married to Cohen for 20 years before she announced in April 2007 that she was expecting a divorce from her husband. There were rumors that Paula was allegedly having an affair and it was due to this infidelity that the divorce happened.

All the rumors vanished in the thin air when Paula filed a lawsuit against Cohen stating that he mismanaged her 20 years' worth of her career earnings. Consequently, the lawsuit was dismissed by the New York state court. Paula is an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation which aims to create general cancer awareness.


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