While studying at the Stephens College, Paula Zahn worked at WBBM-TV as an intern. Upon graduating, she began working in various local television stations across the country which includes Dallas-based WFAA-TV, San Diego-based KFMB-TV, Houston-based KPRC-TV, Boston-based WHDH-TV, and Los Angeles-based KCBS-TV.
Eventually, Paula launched her national career in 1987 by working with ABC News. There, she used to host a weekend program called The Health Show in the beginning. Later, she started co-anchoring World News This Morning along with Good Morning America.
Her incredible performance as an anchor of Good Morning America attracted an offer from CBS News to co-host its daily program called CBS This Morning. After hosting that show from 1990 to 1996, she began hosting CBS Evening News on Saturdays. She also prepared reports for the channel’s other shows like CBS News Sunday Morning, 48 Hours, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and covered Winter Olympics of 1992 and 1994.
In the late 90s, Paula moved out from CBS News to work with Fox News Channel (FNC). Initiating her journey with FNC by hosting the nightly newscast Fox Report, she went on to launch her own show called The Edge with Paula Zahn. She was fired from FNC a couple of years later after the channel discovered that she was attempting to move to CNN. FNC stated their act as the result of the breach of her contract. The channel even sued Zahn’s agent but the case was dismissed by a judge at New York State Supreme Court.
Paula ultimately joined CNN in September 2001 and began hosting American Morning with Paula Zahn by January of the next year. Her own show Paula Zahn Now premiered in September 2003, before which she covered several major events including Iraq War for the prime time news program called Live from the Headlines.
Paula left CNN in 2007, announcing her resignation on 24 July of that year. According to Paula, she left the channel for an unplanned hiatus. “I plan to take a break between jobs and catch my breath before I take on my next role”, she wrote in a goodbye letter penned for her colleague at CNN. She also stated that “she had no idea what she would be doing next” while talking with Jacques Steinberg from New York Times.
Paula returned to the news industry in November 2008 as the host of SundayArts (now called NYC-ARTS) on WNET and WLIW. She is now associated with Investigation Discovery as the host of true crime documentary series called On the Case with Paula Zahn which she has been hosting since October 2009.
Paula Zahn’s long involvement in the journalism field has earned her fame and success. Apart from this, she has also earned a huge net worth. She reportedly owns approximately 18 million dollars of net worth. Her salary is not revealed.
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