Paula Zahn Biography

Paula Zahn is an American newscaster and journalist. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: February 24, 1956

Nationality: American

Famous: Journalists American Women

Age: 63 Years, 63 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: Paula Ann Zahn

Born in: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Famous as: Newscaster, Journalist

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Richard Cohen (m. 1987–2007)

children: Austin Bryce Cohen, Haley Cohen, Jared Brandon Cohen

U.S. State: Nebraska

City: Omaha, Nebraska

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education: Washington Junior High School, Naperville Central High School, Stephens College, Dowling College

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Paula Ann Zahn is an American newscaster and journalist who has worked for several news channels in her extensive career so far. She anchored ‘The Health Show’ and ‘World News This Morning’ at ABC News. She hosted ‘This Morning ‘and ‘CBS Evening News’ on CBS. The graduate of Stephens College has also worked for Fox News Channel where she anchored the network’s show ‘Fox Report’. Zahn has contributed to several high-profile news projects at CNN as well. She currently hosts and produces the true crime documentary series titled ‘On the Case with Paula Zahn’ which airs on Investigation Discovery channel. Zahn, who is a benevolent soul in reality, is also known for her work with many charitable organizations. She serves on the board of members at Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Besides this, she is an active advocate for creating awareness on breast cancer. The American newscaster is also a loving mother of three children.

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  • Initially, Paula Zahn worked as an intern at the WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Then she spent the next ten years serving at local stations around the nation, including KFMB-TV in San Diego, California, WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California. In 1987, she was hired by ABC News and began anchoring the network’s ‘The Health Show’. Within a few months she started co-anchoring ‘World News This Morning’ as well as anchoring the news segments on ‘Good Morning America’.
  • After this, Zahn joined CBS News and started working on the show ‘CBS This Morning’. She then went on to work as an anchor of CBS Evening News’ Saturday edition. Additionally, the American newscaster also contributed reports to ‘48 Hours’, ‘CBS News Sunday Morning’ and ‘Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel’. Then in 1999, Zahn joined Fox News Channel where she anchored ‘Fox Report’.
  • Soon after this, she launched her own prime time news program titled ‘The Edge with Paula Zahn’. She then began working at CNN in September 2001 and went on to launch her program titled ‘American Morning with Paula Zahn’ in January 2002. In 2003, during the Iraq War, she moved back to prime time and hosted a two-hour program which offered coverage of the war events.
  • In July 2007, the American journalist resigned from CNN and the following year she started working with New York City PBS stations WLIW and WNET. Two years later, she began hosting her self-produced show ‘On the Case with Paula Zahn’ on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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Personal Life
  • Paula Zahn was born as Paula Ann Zahn on February 24, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, to an IBM sales executive father and a schoolteacher mother. She has three siblings. She studied at Washington Junior High School and later graduated from the Naperville Central High School. Zahn continued her education at the Stephens College in Columbia and received her bachelor's degree in journalism in 1978. In May 2003, the American newscaster got her honorary degree from the Dowling College of Oakdale, New York.
  • Paula Zahn was married to real estate developer, Richard Cohen, from 1987 to 2007. Together, they have three kids.
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