Paula Zahn





2/24/1956 , Omaha, Nebraska

Birth Name

Paula Zahn




Paula Zahn is 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.

Based in the network's New York bureau, Zahn also hosts People in the News, CNN's feature-format program from PEOPLE magazine profiling newsmakers from politics, sports, business, medicine and entertainment.

Previously, Zahn anchored the network's flagship morning news program, American Morning with Paula Zahn, which she helped launch in fall 2001.

In 2003, Zahn anchored and provided the latest news on Operation Iraqi Freedom, interviewing multiple guests, including family members of troops, diplomats, Iraqi Americans and politicians. On her first day with CNN, Zahn began continuous on-scene coverage of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York. In the course of that reporting , she interviewed multiple rescue workers, survivors, dignitaries and officials, including Jordan's King Abdullah, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, New York Governor George Pataki, former U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, to name a few.

Before joining CNN in September 2001, Zahn most recently 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. Previously 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 joined ABC November 1987 as anchor of The Health Show.