Paula Zahn Net Worth 2024: Age, Husband, Height, Family, Salary, and Career

Paula Zahn Net Worth
Paula Zahn Net Worth

Paula Zahn Net Worth:

Date of Birth:






$18 Million

February 24, 1956

67 years


180 cm (5 ft. 9 in)

Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Journalist and Newscaster


Paula Zahn is a popular American Journalist and Newscaster. She worked as an anchor in several different new channels including ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, etc. She is currently working at Investigation Discovery channel. In this article, we talk about her career achievements, biography, education, personal life, and her estimated net worth so far.

Paula Zahn Net Worth and Salary:

According to our research, we found that Paula Zahn net worth is estimated at $18 million. She worked as an anchor in several popular news channels including ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, etc. She earns most of his income from his journalism career. She earns an annual salary of $600,000 from Fox News.

After being fired from Fox News, she received a job offer from CNN with a $2 million annual salary. In 2007, she bought a house in Connecticut’s Greenwich area for around $7 to $8 million. Throughout her career, Paula Zahn owned several properties in the United States. You may also like to read about Alex Wagner Net Worth.

Paula Zahn Early Life and Education:

Paula Zahn was born on February 24, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. Her birth name is Paula Ann Zahn and she was 67 years old. His father’s name is Norm Zahn and mother’s name is Betty Zahn. Her father Norm is a sales executive at IBM and her mother Betty is a school teacher. She lived in Ohio with her three siblings, Leslie, Steve and Mark. She moved frequently due to her father’s job.

Paula Zahn
Paula Zahn

She then went on to attend Washington Junior High School in Naperville, Illinois. Later in 1974, Paula Zahn graduated from Naperville Central High School. She also competed in several beauty pageants, including the Miss Teen America Pageant in 1973. After that, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri for her higher education on a cello scholarship. Paula Zahn graduated in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She spent 10 years working at local stations around the country.

Full Name / Real Name:Paula Ann Zahn
By Name:Paula Zahn
Profession(s):Journalist and Newscaster
Birthplace:Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Date of Birth:February 24, 1956
Age:67 Years
Ethnicity:German, English, and Irish
Zodiac Sign:Pisces
Height:180 cm (5 ft. 9 in)
Weight:119 lb. (54kg)
Marital Status:Married
Spouse:Richard Cohen
Children’s:3 (Haley, Jared Brandon and Austin Bryce)
Net Worth:$18 Million
Parents:Norm Zahn and Betty Zahn
Siblings:Leslie, Steve, and Mark

Paula Zahn Personal Life:

Paula Zahn married Richard Cohen in 1987. Richard Cohen is a New York City real estate developer. The couple has three children together, Haley, Jared Brandon and Austin Bryce. In April 2007, Paula divorced Rochard after 20 years together. 

She also filed a lawsuit against Richard Cohen for mismanaging her 20-year career earnings. The suit was dismissed by a New York state court saying “it is not a commercial case, it is a matrimonial case”. After the divorce, she married Paul Friberg, chairman and CEO of Continental Green Company.

Paula Zahn Career:

ABC News:

Paula Zahn began her career working at local stations across the country including KFMB-TV, WFAA-TV, KPRC-TV, KFMB-TV, and WHDH-TV. In 1987, she accepted a job offer from ABC News. At ABC News, she anchored a show called “The Health Show”, where she discussed health and medical issues. After a few months of work, she began co-anchoring several shows including “World News This Morning” and “Good Morning America”.

CBS News:

On February 26, 1990, she left ABC News and began working at CBS News. At CBS News, Paula Zahn began co-anchoring the show “CBS This Morning” with Harry Smith. On the show, she covered several topics, including the 1992 Winter Olympics, the 1994 Winter Olympics, and the Waco Siege. On June 14, 1996, Paula and Harry Smith left the show due to some changes. She then went on to anchor other shows including “CBS Evening News”, “48 Hours”, “Public Eye”, and “CBS News Sunday Morning”.

Fox News:

After 9 years working at CBS News, she left CBS and started working at Fox News Channel. At Fox News, she began anchoring “Fox Report” and also started her own news program called “The Edge with Paula Zahn”.


Paula Zahn left Fox News on September 11, 2001 and started a new job as an anchor at CNN News. At CNN News, she joined anchor Aaron Brown to cover the day’s terrorist attacks and began his daily morning news shift. After some time she started her own morning news program “American Morning with Paula Zahn”.

In 2003, she returned to primetime and began co-anchoring “Live from the Headlines,” a program with Anderson Cooper, where they discussed the Iraq wars and other major events around the world. In 2007, she resigned from CNN News and made the final broadcast of “Paula Zahn Now.”

WNET and Investigation Discovery:

After leaving CNN News on November 9, 2008, she rejoined local broadcast stations. where she co-hosts “SundayArts” on New York City PBS stations WNET and WLIW. On January 9, 2009, she joined the Investigation Discovery cable channel and started a true crime documentary series “On the Case with Paula Zahn” with her partners Scott Weinberger and Scott Sternberg.

Paula Zahn on Social Media:

Paula Zahn is not that much active on social media platforms other than Facebook. She only posts about her latest show “On the Case with Paula Zahn” on her social accounts. She has 28k followers on her Facebook page.

FAQs About Paula Zahn:

How many children does Paula Zahn have?

Paula Zahn married Richard Cohen and has three children together Haley, Austin, and Jared.

What is Paula Zahn net worth?

Paula Zahn net worth is estimated at $18 million.

How old is Paula Zahn?

Paula Zahn is 67 years old (24 February, 1956).

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