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Paula Zahn

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Date of Birth: 1956 , February-24
Birth Nation: United States
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

Quick Timeline of Paula Zahn

1956 Birthday of Paula
1987 The starting of her career
1990 CBS News career
1999 Fox New Channel

Detail Timeline of Paula Zahn


Birthday of Paula

Zahn was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. She was born on 24 February 1956 as Paula Ann Zahn. She is the daughter of Norm Zahn and Betty Zahn. Her father is an IBM sales executor, and her mother is a schoolteacher.


The starting of her career

Zahn started her career at the ABC news channel as an anchor for a weekend program that is related to health and medical issues. She then changed from anchor to co- anchor for the World News, This Morning.


CBS News career

CBS offered her a job at CBS News after her work in Good Morning America. She began working at CBS in 1990 as a co- anchor and later started her own show. During a heartbreaking moment on September 11, she delivered the news as an eyewitness of the event.


Fox New Channel

After working with CBS for nine years, Zahn moved to, Fox News Channel where she worked as a night news anchor. Two years later Fox News Channel uncovered her negotiating with CNN and fired her from work.


Zahn was born on February 24, 1956, as Paula Ann Zahn. During her young age she moved from one place to another, due to her father’s job, after shifting to Naperville, Illinois, she continued her studies at Stephens College in Columbia,  graduated in journalism.

Paula started working at the WBBM-TV in Chicago, as an Intern. Once she finished her course, she spent ten years working at local stations around the country. As an employee, Zahn started working with ABC News, as an anchor for a The Health Show.

From February 26, 1990, she joined CBC News and worked for a show, "Good Morning America", along with Harry Smith. Zahn reported the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France along with Tim  Carver, also the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

In 1999, Zahn moved to Fox News Channel,  after the nine yers of service to CBC News, Zahn worked at Fox as an anchor, months later she launched her prime time news program, The Edge with Paula Zahn.

At the end of 2001, she joined the CNN as an anchor with Aaron Brown in the coverage of the September 11 terrorist attack as she witnessed the event. 

After spending a long time in CNN, on January 9, 2009, she entered into a development deal for a true crime documentary series.

During her journalism career, Zahn interviewed Richard Cohen a New York City real estate developer and news journalist. It seems their interview made a special place of each other in their hearts, After getting close they married and gave birth to three children. Sadly, after 20 years of long relation, the couple separated. 

From her journalism career, Paula earns a good amount of salary and her current, estimated net worth is $18 million.