Paula Zahn

Paula Zahn

Paula Zahn

Journalist

A 30-year news veteran, journalist Paula Zahn has returned to primetime television with Investigation Discovery’s first original newsmagazine, On The Case With Paula Zahn. In this weekly Sunday night series, Zahn steps away from the traditional anchor chair and into the field to interview the pivotal figures shaping the stories in each episode. Zahn’s compelling and often exclusive interviews lift the secrecy on the cases in the search for truth and justice. On The Case has become one of the highest-rated series in the network’s history and is currently in its sixth season on Sunday nights at 10 PM ET. On behalf of Investigation Discovery, Zahn has lent her support to the Department of Justice’s 15th Anniversary Commemoration of the Violence Against Women Act by helping to raise public awareness of effective measures to end domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.

Prior to joining Investigation Discovery, Zahn anchored for CNN where she was based in the network’s New York bureau and hosted the primetime show Paula Zahn Now. Before CNN, Zahn was the 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 program, The Fox Report. Previously she spent ten years at CBS News, where she co-hosted CBS Morning News and anchored the CBS Evening News Saturday Edition. Earlier, Zahn served as co-anchor of World News This Morning and anchored news segments of Good Morning America on ABC.

Throughout her career, Zahn has interviewed dignitaries and newsmakers, including former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Cuban President Fidel Castro, former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, first lady Betty Ford, civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael, and human rights activist Winnie Mandela. Zahn has won eight Emmy Awards, the National Commission of Working Women Broadcasting Award and an AWRT Award for reporting on gender bias in education.