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Encyclopedia > Paula Zahn
Paula Zahn
Birth name Paula Ann Zahn
Born February 24, 1956 (1956-02-24) (age 51)
in Flag of the United States Omaha, Nebraska)
Height 5'10"
Weight 138 lbs
Statistics
Occupation newscaster
Gender Female
Spouse Richard Cohen (separated)
Children Haley, Jared, and Austin.
Ethnicity Caucasian
Notable credit(s) The Edge anchor (1996–2001)

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Paula Zahn Now anchor (2003–2007) Paula Zahn, during the December 6, 2004 broadcast of Paula Zahn Now. ...

Paula Zahn (born February 24, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American newscaster, most recently the host of Paula Zahn NOW on CNN. On 24 July 2007, she resigned from CNN. The last broadcast of Paula Zahn Now on CNN aired August 2, 2007.[1] February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: (Latin) Courageously in every enterprise Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Michael Fahey (D)  - City Clerk Buster Brown  - City Council District 1: Jim Suttle District 2: Frank Brown District 3: Jim Vokal District 4: Garry Gernandt (Council... ITV newscaster Mark Austin. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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Early life and career

Zahn first grew up in Canton, Ohio, eventually relocating to Naperville, Illinois. She attended Naperville Central High School, graduating in 1974. She continued her education at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri on a cello scholarship, and received firsthand knowledge of the news business by working as an intern at WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Zahn then spent the next 10 years working at local stations around the country, including WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, KFMB-TV in San Diego, California, KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas, WHDH-TV (then WNEV) in Boston, Massachusetts, and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California. Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Naperville Central High School (Naperville Central) is a public four-year comprehensive school covering grades nine through twelve in Naperville, a suburb southwest of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... Stephens College is a liberal arts womens college located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of about 90,000 residents. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... WBBM-TV, officially branded as CBS2 Chicago, is an American television station in Chicago, Illinois owned and operated by CBS. Currently broadcasting from 630 North McClurg Court in downtown Chicago near The Loop, WBBM-TV transmits from the John Hancock Center. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... WFAA-TV (WFAA 8) is the ABC television affiliate serving the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas DMA (6th largest nationwide). ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... KFMB-TV is the local CBS television affiliate of San Diego. ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer... For KPRC Radio, see KPRC (AM). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Incorporated June 5, 1837 Government  - Mayor Bill White Area  - City  601. ... WHDH-TV 7 NBC is the NBC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ... WNEV-TV was, from 1982 to 1990, the call sign for the current Boston, Massachusetts NBC affiliate, WHDH. Category: ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... KCBS-TV is the CBS owned and operated station in the Los Angeles area, and is the West Coast flagship station of the CBS network. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...


ABC

In 1987, Zahn accepted an offer to work at ABC News, initially anchoring The Health Show, a weekend program on health and medical issues. Within a few months she was co-anchoring World News This Morning, the network's early morning newscast, and anchoring news segments on Good Morning America. ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Please revert to ABC World News This Morning ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


CBS

Due to her work on Good Morning America, in 1990 she was offered a job at CBS News, which she took, co-anchoring CBS This Morning with Harry Smith. After changes were made at the morning show in 1996 she went on to work as anchor of the Saturday edition of the CBS Evening News, as well as substituting for Dan Rather during the week, and contributing reports to 48 Hours, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, and CBS News Sunday Morning. While with CBS, she also helped cover the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France with Tim McCarver, and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... The year 1990 in television involved some significant events. ... CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. Its current president is Sean McManus who is also head of CBS Sports. ... The Early Show title card The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... Harry Smith might refer to: In sports: Harry Smith (boxer), a bare-knuckle boxer Harry Smith (infielder) (1856–1898), American baseball player Harry Smith (manager) (1874–1933), British-born baseball catcher and manager Harry Smith (ice hockey) (1883-1953), Canadian hockey player Harry Smith (pitcher) (1889–1964), American baseball player... CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ... Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. ... 48 Hours Logo 48 Hours is a documentary and news program broadcast on the CBS television network since 1988. ... CBS News Sunday Morning is a news show featuring news and feature segments that airs Sunday mornings on CBS. Its hosted by Charles Osgood. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... Lillehammer is a town and municipality in the county of Oppland, Norway. ...


Fox News Channel

After nine years at CBS News, she moved to the world of cable news, joining Fox News Channel (FNC), where she anchored FOX Report, the network's nightly newscast. Months later, she helped launch her own prime time news program, The Edge with Paula Zahn. Two years later, FNC discovered she was in negotiations with CNN over a possible move there and fired her for what they alleged was a breach of her contract. A suit FNC filed against her agent was subsequently thrown out by a New York State Supreme Court judge. In the aftermath of this controversial departure, media reports noted a negative campaign against Zahn on the part of FNC, both on and off the air.[2] The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ... The Fox Report is a fast-paced American nightly news program appearing on Fox News Channel. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... New York County Supreme Court building at 60 Centre Street, from across Foley Square The Supreme Court of the State of New York is one of several New York State trial courts in which cases originate. ...


CNN

Zahn began her work at CNN on September 11, 2001, joining anchor Aaron Brown in the coverage of the events of that day. She began her scheduled morning shift the next day, and by January she launched her CNN morning news program titled American Morning with Paula Zahn. Over that first weekend of January 2002, CNN aired an advertisement for American Morning which called Zahn "sexy" and paired the adjective with a "needle pulled off record" sound effect some interpreted to be a zipper opening. The ad was quickly pulled after the network received significant criticism for what was considered an undignified and sexist portrayal of a serious journalist. CNN attributed the ad's content to a lack of oversight. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... Aaron Brown at ABC, mid-1990s Aaron Brown (November 10, 1948) is the former host of NewsNight with Aaron Brown on the television network CNN. Education Aaron Brown went to the University of Minnesota. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... American Morning is the morning television show on CNN. It premiered in 2002. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for January, 2002. ...


In 2003, during the war in Iraq, Zahn moved back to prime time, hosting a two-hour program labeled Live from the Headlines which offered continuing coverage of the war and other events. Anderson Cooper took over the first of the two hours by early summer, and by September, her show Paula Zahn NOW premiered. This is a list of television-related events in 2003. ... Anderson Cooper 360° (pronounced Anderson Cooper three-sixty) is a news show on CNN featuring Anderson Cooper as host and anchor. ... Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an Emmy Award winning American journalist, author, and television personality. ...


On July 24, 2007, Zahn announced that August 2, 2007 would be her last day at the network. [3] The announcement came less than a day after CNN hired Campbell Brown, the former co-host of Weekend Today. Brown is expected to take Zahn's timeslot. is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2007 in television involves some significant events. ... For the Australian rules footballer, see Campbell Brown (footballer). ... Weekend Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC television network. ...


Future plans

According to Zahn's goodbye letter penned to CNN staff, she stated "I plan to take a break between jobs and catch my breath before I take on my next role." [4] In a New York Times interview, which was conducted right after the announcement of her resignation broke, Zahn told Jacques Steinberg that "she had no idea what she would be doing next". [5] The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Jacques Steinberg (born 1966) is an American journalist and author who covers the media, primarily television, for The New York Times s cultural news desk. ...


Personal

Zahn has three children, and was married to Richard Cohen, a New York City real estate developer. The couple was in the news when there was an attempt to remove the nest of the well publicized Pale Male from their co-op building in 2004.[6] In April 2007, Zahn announced she was divorcing Cohen after 20 years of marriage. [7] Pale Male is a male Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) who is watched by New York City birders and who has attracted widespread notice in the press. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


An accomplished cellist, Zahn played at Carnegie Hall in May 1992 with the New York Pops Orchestra.[8] She is also an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation,[9] and has been an active advocate for issues of cancer awareness in general, and breast cancer in particular. Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or MMRF is a non-profit organization based in New Canaan, Connecticut dedicated to accelerating the search for a cure of multiple myeloma. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/paula_zahn_resigns_63672.asp#email
  2. ^ http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/entertainment/s_95451.html
  3. ^ http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/paula_zahn_resigns_63672.asp#more
  4. ^ http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/paula_zahn_resigns_63672.asp#more
  5. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/arts/television/24cnd-zahn.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
  6. ^ http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--high-risehawks0404apr04,0,5299381.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork
  7. ^ CNN Newswoman Paula Zahn to Divorce. People.com, April 04, 2007.
  8. ^ http://www.newyorkpops.org/pdf/nyp-20years-5.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/foundation/1.05.html

April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

External links

Preceded by
The Situation Room
CNN Weekday Lineup
8:00PM–9:00PM
Succeeded by
Larry King Live
Preceded by
Jim McKay
American television prime time anchor, Winter Olympic Games
1992 (with Tim McCarver)
Succeeded by
Greg Gumbel

 
 

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