Paula Zahn Net Worth

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Zahn was raised in Canton, Ohio and Naperville, Illinois, with three brothers and sisters. Her mother was a school teacher and an artist, and her father was a sales executive in IBM. She went to Central High School Naperville for higher education in 1974, and graduated from Stephens College Columbia, Missouri, with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She participated in beauty pageants as a teenager and went up to semi-finals of the 1973 “Miss Teenage America Pageant”.

In 1978, Zahn started her journey in mass media as a journalist and worked for 10 years on different platforms all around the state. She was hired by ABC news in 1987, on which she hosted a weekend show, and from there she embarked on the journey of co-anchoring “World News This Morning” and imparting news segments for “Good Morning America”, which brought more fame in her professional career.

In 1990, Zahn switched to CBS news and co-anchored “CBS The Morning” until 1996. In 1992, she gave coverage to the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and in 1994, the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. She then started hosting the “CBS Evening News” and “48 Hours”, which took her to nine years with CBS.

In 1999, Zahn joined FOX News and worked with them for two years. In September 2001, she joined CNN, where she spent her first day by covering the terrorist attack on the United States. Zahn also hosted “American Morning with Paula Zahn”. During the Iraq war in 2003, she hosted a two hours program “Live from the Headlines”. She effectively completed many challenging and difficult projects with CNN.

Zahn has won the Emmy Awards nine times in her career and also received the AWRT award. In her successful career, she has interviewed many famous personalities including Presidents Bush and Clinton. These days, Zahn is hosting her News Magazine series “On the Case with Zahn” on the Discovery Investigation Cable Channel.

In her personal; life, in 1987 Zahn married Richard Cohan, and remained in this relationship for 20 years, but then, she finally decided to divorce her husband. The couple has three children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Paula Zahn
  • Net Worth: $18 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 24, 1956
  • Place Of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.753 m)
  • Profession: Journalist, Broadcaster, Actor, Television producer
  • Education: Central High School Naperville, Stephens College Columbia, Missouri
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Richard Cohen (m. 1987 – 2007)
  • Children: Austin Bryce Cohen, Haley Cohen, Jared Brandon Cohen
  • Parents: Betty Zahn, Norm Zahn
  • Nicknames: Paula Ann Zahn
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  • Awards: AWRT award, Emmy Awards
  • Movies: Investigation Discovery, On The Case With Paula Zahn, American Morning, NYC Arts, The Edge, The Ultimate Driving Challenge, Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis, Retirement Revolution, Retirement Revolution: The New Reality


  • She lives in New York, New York in an Upper East Side co-op apartment building facing Central Park. This posh building was made famous as being the home of Pale Male (2002), a red tailed hawk who had nested on a ledge there with his mates for over 12 years. [December 2004]
  • According to reports in the tabloids, her husband learned of her alleged affair after reportedly finding her sex diaries in August, 2006.
  • Leaving CNN. Final program is August 2, 2007 [July 24, 2007].
  • When she was at CBS at the same time as Meredith Vieira, they each had a husband named “Richard Cohen”.
  • Has followed Kathleen Sullivan into a job three times: The Health Show (1987), America This Morning (1982), and CBS This Morning (1987).
  • Studied journalism at Stephens College, Missouri.
  • Started job at CNN on September 11, 2001.
  • News anchor for Houston, Texas CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in the early 1980s.
  • Attended college on a cello scholarship; played Carnegie Hall, 1992.
  • Daughter Haley Cohen (b. ~1990); sons Jared (b. ~1994), Austin (b. ~1997)


Title Year Status Character
On the Case with Paula Zahn 2009-2017 TV Series documentary executive producer – 185 episodes
Paula Zahn Now 2005 TV Series Anchor – 3 episodes
Title Year Status Character
On the Case with Paula Zahn 2015 TV Series documentary Narrator
Murphy Brown 1991-1996 TV Series Paula Zahn / Paul Zahn
Title Year Status Character
Paula Zahn Now 2005 TV Series Anchor – 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
On the Case with Paula Zahn 2009-2017 TV Series documentary Herself – Host / Narrator / Herself / …
American Graduate Day 2016 TV Movie Herself
15 Septembers Later 2016 Documentary voice
NYC Arts 2016 TV Series Herself – Host
The View 2014 TV Series Herself
Lessons from the Dust Bowl with Ken Burns 2012 TV Movie Herself – Host
Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis 2011 TV Movie documentary Host
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Great Performances 2006-2011 TV Series Herself – Introduction
Understanding Ardi 2009 TV Movie Herself – Moderator
Retirement Revolution: The New Reality 2009 TV Movie documentary Host / Narrator
Waging War on Cancer with Paula Zahn 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Herself – Host
Retirement Revolution 2008 TV Movie documentary Host / Narrator
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show 2008 Video documentary Herself
Paula Zahn Now 2004-2007 TV Series Herself / Herself – Anchor / Herself – anchor / …
Anderson Cooper 360° 2005 TV Series Herself – Anchor
CNN Special Reports 2004-2005 TV Series Herself – Anchor / Herself – anchor
Evening at Pops 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The 2004 Annual Matrix Awards 2004 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The Daily Show 2002-2004 TV Series Herself
CNN Presents 2004 TV Series documentary Herself – Anchor
Living It Up! With Ali and Jack 2003 TV Series Herself
American Morning 2002-2003 TV Series Herself – Anchor / Anchor
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1994-2002 TV Series Herself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown 2001 TV Series Substitute Host (2005-)
People in the News 2001 TV Series Herself – Host
The Edge with Paula Zahn 2000 TV Series Herself – Host
P.S. 1997 TV Series Herself – Anchor (1997-1999)
Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel 1997 TV Series Herself – Correspondent (1997-1998)
Lauren Hutton and… 1996 TV Series Herself
People Yearbook ’95 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself – Host
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald’s Present the American Teacher Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Herself
Lillehammer 1994: XVII Olympic Winter Games 1994 TV Series Herself
The Ultimate Driving Challenge 1993 TV Movie documentary Host
CBS This Morning 1993 TV Series Herself – Co-Host / Herself (Host)
Mobster Confessions 1993 TV Series Herself (Host)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1992 TV Special Herself
1992 Winter Olympics Highlights Video 1992 Video documentary Herself
Albertville 1992: XVI Olympic Winter Games 1992 TV Series Herself
America’s Toughest Assignment: Solving the Education Crisis 1990 TV Movie documentary
Donahue 1990 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1990 TV Series Herself
The Health Show 1987 TV Series Herself – Host (1987-1988)
America This Morning 1982 TV Series Herself – Co-Anchor (1988-1990)
Good Morning America 1975 TV Series Herself – News Anchor (1988-1990)
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
This Is What Love in Action Looks Like 2011 Documentary Herself
911 Octopus 2006 Video documentary Herself
Shut Up & Sing 2006 Documentary Herself
Deliver Us from Evil 2006 Documentary Herself
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Spin 1995 Documentary Herself


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