Who’s Paula Zahn from “On the Case”? Wiki: Net Worth, Cancer, Husband

• Paula Zahn is a newscaster and journalist with a net worth of $12 million.
• She grew up in Canton, Ohio and attended Naperville Central High School and Stephens College.
• She has worked for ABC News, Fox News, CNN, and CBS News, and hosted and produced the true crime documentary series, “On the Case with Paula Zahn”.
• She was married for 20 years and has three children, but filed for divorce due to an alleged affair.
• She is a cancer survivor and advocate and has an honorary degree from Dowling College.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth $12 million
Date Of Birth February 24, 1956
Spouse Richard Cohen
Fact When she was at CBS at the same time as Meredith Vieira, they each had a husband named “Richard Cohen”.

Who is Paula Zahn from “On the Case”?

Paula Ann Zahn was born on 24 February 1956, in Omaha, Nebraska USA, and is a newscaster and journalist, known from working for various high profile news networks, which have included ABC News, Fox News, CNN, and CBS News. She is also the host of the true crime documentary series entitled “On the Case with Paula Zahn” which she also produces.

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The Wealth of Paula Zahn

How rich is Paula Zahn? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $12 million, mostly earned from a successful career in broadcast journalism. She’s handled numerous projects during the course of her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life

Paula grew up in Canton, Ohio with her parents and three siblings; her mother worked as a school teacher while her father worked in sales, and the nature of his work had them move frequently, so they then relocated to Naperville, Illinois where she attended Naperville Central High School, and during her time there, competed in several beauty pageants.

After matriculating, Paula attended Stephens College located in Columbia, Missouri, a part of which was undertaken on a cello scholarship, and she then took an internship as a part of WBBM-TV, which also started her exposure in news. She graduated in 1978 with a degree in journalism, and after completing her studies, she would work at various local stations for the next 10 years, which included WFAA-TV, KPRC-TV, WHDH-TV and KCBS-TV. In 1987, she then got an opportunity to start working for ABC News, for which she became the anchor of the weekend health program entitled “The Health Show”. After a few months, she was also made the anchor of the early morning newscast entitled “World News This Morning”.

Further Work

In 1990, Zahn was offered a job at CBS News, and after joining the network became the co-anchor of the show “CBS This Morning”. She also covered various events as a part of the network, before moving on to work as a part of “CBS Evening News”, while also making contributions to “48 Hours” and “CBS News Sunday Morning”. She would stay for nine years with CBS News, before moving to cable news as a part of the Fox News Channel.

During her time with Fox, she anchored the nightly newscast “Fox Report”, and would eventually launch her own news program entitled “The Edge with Paula Zahn”. After two years with Fox, it was discovered that she was in negotiations with CNN, which led to the company firing her for an alleged breach of contract. Fox News would file a lawsuit against her, but it was disallowed by a New York State Supreme Court judge. She moved to CNN in September 2001, and was supposedly not initially supposed to appear as a part of programming, but quickly joined the morning news shift.

CNN and Present Work

Paula would go on to launch her own show with CNN, this time entitled “American Morning with Paula Zahn”, and in 2003, she would also become the host of the program “Live from the Headlines”, before going on to another show entitled “Paula Zahn Now”. She subsequently announced her resignation from CNN, as she wanted to take a break before moving on to another role, although she mentioned in an interview that she had no idea what she was going to do next. However, in 2008 she would become a co-host of the WNET show entitled “SundayArts”.

Her next project would be with Investigation Discovery, with which she started a true crime documentary series entitled “On the Case with Paula Zahn” a project that she continues to work on to this day, also as the producer.

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Personal Life, Marriage, and Cancer

It is known that Zahn married New York City real estate developer Richard Cohen in 1987 and they have three children together. However, after 20 years of marriage, she announced that they were divorcing, because of an alleged affair Zahn had with Paul Fribourg, but the rumors were never confirmed. She also filed a lawsuit against Cohen alleging that he mismanaged 20 years’ worth of her career earnings, but the court dismissed the claim stating that it was not a commercial but a matrimonial dispute.

Paula was diagnosed with breast cancer and since then, she has been an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. She is an active advocate for cancer awareness. Not many details have been released about her battle with cancer or her recovery. She is also an accomplished cellist and has played in Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops orchestra. She also has an honorary degree from Dowling College.

General Info

Full Name Paula Zahn
Net Worth $12 million
Date Of Birth February 24, 1956
Height 1.75 m
Profession Journalist, Television producer, Presenter, Actor
Education Stephens College
Nationality American


Spouse Richard Cohen
Children Austin Bryce Cohen, Haley Cohen, Jared Brandon Cohen
Parents Betty Zahn, Norm Zahn


Awards 32. A Face With No Name, 31. A Hidden Clue, 30. A Betrayal Concealed

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# Fact
1 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]
2 According to reports in the tabloids, her husband learned of her alleged affair after reportedly finding her sex diaries in August, 2006.
3 Leaving CNN. Final program is August 2, 2007 [July 24, 2007].
4 When she was at CBS at the same time as Meredith Vieira, they each had a husband named “Richard Cohen”.
5 Has followed Kathleen Sullivan into a job three times: The Health Show (1987), America This Morning (1982), and CBS This Morning (1987).
6 Studied journalism at Stephens College, Missouri.
7 Started job at CNN on September 11, 2001.
8 News anchor for Houston, Texas CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in the early 1980s.
9 Attended college on a cello scholarship; played Carnegie Hall, 1992.
10 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)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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