Paula Zahn is the name of a famous American news host and Tv personality, who has worked for several elites news channels including ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN. She is known as the ex-wife of Richard Cohen a New York City land engineer. Currently, she produces and hosts the true-crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn.
Paula was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States. As per wiki, she celebrates her birthday on February 24 and was born in 1956, which makes her age 63 this year. Her mother was a schoolteacher and her father was an IBM sales executive father. She spent her childhood in Canton, Ohio with her three siblings. Later her family moved to Naperville, Illinois for her father’s job required. She did her schooling at Washington Junior High School in Naperville. Later she received a graduate degree from Naperville Central High School in 1974. Paula continued her education at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, on a cello scholarship, and received firsthand knowledge of the news business by working as an intern at WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois. In 1978, she completed graduation with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Moreover, she participated in several beauty pageants and making the semi-finals of the 1973 Miss Teenage America Pageant. In the name of siblings, she has two brothers named Steve and Mark, and one sister named Leslie. She holds American nationality with white ethnicity.
She started her career as a host for the local news stations in the country few of them being WFAA-TV, KPRC-TV, KCBS-TV, KFMB-TV and lastly WHDH TV which was earlier known to the mass as WNEV TV. In 1987, she got an offer from ABC News for The Health Show, a weekend program on health and medical issues. After that, she started anchoring World News This Morning, which was the network’s early morning newscast and anchoring news segments on Good Morning America as well as substituting for co-host, Joan Lunden.
In 1990, She got an offer from CBS News and accept the offer on February 26, 1990. There she started co-anchoring CBS This Morning with Harry Smith. During this time, she helped cover the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France with Tim McCarver and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, as well as covering the Waco siege. After 9 years of serving at CBS News, she joined the Fox News Channel (FNC), where she started working as an anchored for a nightly newscast Fox Report. After a few months, she launched her own prime time news program, The Edge with Paula Zahn. But she was fired after two years what they alleged was a breach of her contract. suit FNC filed against her agent was subsequently thrown out by a New York State Supreme Court judge.
On September 11, 2001, she joined CNN as a co-anchor of Aaron Brown in the coverage of that day’s terrorist attacks as her reaction to the events she witnessed. After a few months, she launched her CNN morning news program, American Morning with Paula Zahn. However, she announced her resignation from CNN on 24 July 2007. On November 9, 2008, Paula started as a new co-host of SundayArts on New York City PBS stations WNET and WLIW.
On 18 October 2009, Discovery Communications announced that it was developing a true-crime documentary series. The arrangement Looking into the issue with Paula Zahn later debuted on the 18th of October, 2009, on the Investigation Discovery link station.
In 1987, Zahn was married to Richard Cohen, a New York City land engineer. Moreover, he was a real estate developer in New York City. The couple has three children from the marriage, Haley Cohen, Jared Brandon Cohen, and Austin Bryce Cohen. In April 2007, Paula announced that she was divorcing Cohen after 20 years of marriage.
Reportedly, the real reason behind the couple’s divorce was that Paula was suspected to be in an extramarital relationship with Richard Cohen’s best friend. His name is Paul Fribourg. He was then the CEO of the Conti Group. Moreover, Richard Cohen had perhaps read about this love affair in Paula Zahn’s diary. Also, Paula accused Richard of being addicted to a dating site.
- Paula is a well-known American Tv and News host.
- She attended Washington Junior High School in Naperville.
- In 1978, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
- She accepted an offer to work at ABC News in 1987.
- Paula started hosting for the local news stations in the country a few of them being WFAA-TV, KPRC-TV, KCBS-TV, KFMB-TV and lastly WHDH TV.
- Zahn was married to a New York City land engineer, Richard Cohen in 1987.
- Paula Zahn’s net worth has been estimated to be over 12 million dollars.
- Reportedly, Paula has an apartment at the Siena on East 76th Street.
- Currently, Paula produces and hosts the true-crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn.