Who is Paula Zahn from “On the Case”? Her Wiki: Age, Net Worth, Cancer, Hair, Husband

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.

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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.

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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.

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