A longtime journalist and television news anchor, Paula Zahn produced and hosted the true crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery channel. First broadcast in October 2009, the show takes viewers inside crime investigations, with firsthand accounts from those closest to the cases, along with insight from experts.
Zahn has won nine Emmy awards in her thirty years covering the news, as well as the National Commission of Working Women Broadcasting Award, and an American Women in Radio and Television Award for reporting on gender bias in education.
She was the anchor for CNN’s weeknight primetime evening program Paula Zahn Now, an issues-driven program offering live newsmaker interviews and meaningful discussion and analysis from an exclusive roster of contributors. Previously, she anchored the network’s flagship morning news program, American Morning with Paula Zahn, which she helped launch in fall 2001.
Before joining CNN in September 2001, Zahn was host of The Edge with Paula Zahn, a daily news program on Fox News Channel. She joined Fox in 1999 as anchor of its evening news, The Fox Report. She spent 10 years at CBS News, where she co-hosted CBS This Morning and anchored The CBS Evening News Saturday Edition. She also co-anchored the 1994 Olympic Winter games in Lillehammer, Norway and served as primetime co-host of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France. Earlier, Zahn served as co-anchor of World News This Morning and anchored news segments of Good Morning America on ABC.
Zahn is an experienced cellist who began playing when she was five and made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1992, performing with the New York Pops orchestra. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, attending on a cello scholarship.