Paula Zahn Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, CNN, Fox News, and TV Shows

Paula Zahn Biography

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, United States, Paula Zahn is an American newscaster and journalist who has been an anchor at Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN.

She presently produces and hosts the true crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery channel.

Paula Zahn Age

Zahn is 66 years old as of 2022. She was born on 24 February 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 24 February every year.

Paula Zahn Height

Zahn stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighs 58 kg (127 lbs).

Paula Zahn Education

Paula went to Washington Junior High School and subsequently graduated from Naperville Central High School. She then joined Stephens College in Columbia, where she acquired a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Further, the newscaster got her honorary degree from the Dowling College of Oakdale, New York, in May 2003.10 Sept 2021.

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Paula Zahn Family

Zahn was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, United States to a schoolteacher/artist mother and an IBM sales executive father.  She originally grew up in Canton, Ohio, with her parents and three siblings.

Paula Zahn Husband

Zahn was formerly married to her beloved ex-husband Richard Cohen. The two got married in the year 1987, and have three children together from their marriage; Haley Cohen, Jared Brandon Cohen, and Austin Bryce Cohen. They divorced twenty years later, in 2007, due to reasons not known to the public. She is now a single woman and has not gone public with any romantic relationship. We are however keeping tabs and will update this section with new information.

Paula Zahn Net Worth

Zahn has an estimated net worth of $18 Million.

Paula Zahn CNN

She started her work at CNN on September 11, 2001, joining anchor Aaron Brown in the coverage of that day’s terrorist attacks as her reaction to the events she witnessed. Although not scheduled to appear on a CNN program, which was still in development, she began a regular morning news shift the next day. By January, she launched her CNN morning news program, American Morning with Paula.

In 2003, during the Iraq War, she moved back to prime time, hosting a two-hour program labeled Live from the Headlines which offered continuing coverage of the war and other events. Anderson Cooper took over the first of the two hours by early summer, and by September, her show, Zahn Now, premiered.

On July 24, 2007, she announced her resignation from CNN. The final broadcast of Paula Now aired on August 2, 2007. The announcement came less than a day after CNN hired Campbell Brown, the former co-host of Weekend Today. Initially, guest hosts essentially continued her program under the title Out in the Open. This was later replaced by election campaign coverage and ultimately Brown’s program, Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull.

According to her goodbye letter penned to CNN staff, she stated: “I plan to take a break between jobs and catch my breath before I take on my next role.” In a New York Times interview, which was conducted right after the announcement of her resignation broke, she told Jacques Steinberg that “she had no idea what she would be doing next”.

Paula Zahn Fox News

In 1999, after nine years at CBS News, she moved to the world of cable news, joining Fox News Channel (FNC), where she anchored Fox Report, the network’s nightly newscast. Months later, she helped launch her own prime-time news program, The Edge with Paula. Two years later, FNC discovered she was in negotiations with CNN over a possible move there and fired her for what they alleged was a breach of her contract. A suit FNC filed against her agent was subsequently thrown out by a New York State Supreme Court judge.

Paula Zahn On the Case

On the Case with Zahn is an American documentary as well as a news program broadcast on Investigation Discovery since October 18, 2009. The program explores in-depth stories of crime mysteries and interviews with involved individuals, closest to the cases, and includes expert analysis. Emmy Award-winning journalist and former CNN anchor Paula Zahn is the program host who travels throughout the country interviewing people directly affected by the tragic cases.

Paula Zahn TV show

She has done shows like NYC Arts since 2008, American Morning from 2001 to 2011, The Edge from 1996 to 2002, Retirement Revolution, Paula Now, Health Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know and is Currently airing On the Case with Paula since 2009.

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