Concern on her personal life is not a new thing that the Nebraska native Paula Zahn, an American journalist, and TV host is dealing with. Already a divorcee, Zahn is the mother of three with her ex-husband, Richard Cohen. As per Paula herself, the two divorced after her husband Cohen mismanaged her earnings since they married. But also allegations of the extra-marital affair of Paula had a different story in cooking.
Following 2 years of ending their 20-year-long marriage, she began hosting a crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn (2009– Present). Indeed, the former CNN anchor never stopped trying out new & forging ahead professionally, but what about her relationship? Is she dating? Let’s know.
Paula Zahn Married Life & Children- Divorced Husband of 2 Decades
Says fate of marriage bestows from heaven, but not all marriages are meant for a life-long journey, some shatter in the mid-way. It couldn’t be less for the Fox News Channel anchor Paula Zahn, who ended her 2-decade long marital relationship. As per IMDB, the American TV host married her then-husband Richard Cohen in 1987 but divorced in 2007.
Her ex-spouse Richard is a New York City-based real estate developer. Back in 2004, he got in the highlight after his support for the removal of red-tailed hawk Pale Male’s nest from a Manhattan co-op building; Cohen was the president of the co-op board.
Although Zahn never opened up courtship, sources allege she met Richard Cohen in the 80s during her struggle phase. The Stephens College graduate worked as a journalist in local stations throughout Dallas, San Diego, Houston & Los Angeles for a decade (1978-1988).
While together, the couple welcomed three children; daughter Haley Cohen (b. 1990) & sons: Jared (b. 1994), and Austin (b. 1997).
The SundayArts co-host announced in April 2007 that they were divorcing and finalized the split legally that year. But it was yet to get messy as the queries on the reason for their separation saw a surge.
Online sources alleged that Paula had an extra-marital affair with her husband’s best friend Paul Fribourg, the CEO of Conti Group. Though it was never confirmed officially. On the other, Zahn accused her husband of mismanagement of her earnings of 20 years, which fueled their divorce. Even more, she filed a lawsuit claiming reimbursement of $25 million worth of earnings. But, the court ruled out the issue as a matrimonial dispute.
Relationship Update- Is Zahn Dating Currently?
Ever since her divorce, the 65-year-old TV host locked her relationship update with privacy. Currently, no official report on her second marriage, boyfriend, or dating story is out. Moreover, Paula is not active on social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter. Many sources claim the On the Case with Paula Zahn host is single.
Nevertheless, her husband did have some dating dares post-divorce. Reportedly, Cohen was briefly in a relationship with former Miss USA, Julie Hayek, but broke up after the latter knew about his addiction to dating sites.
Career & Net Worth Of Paula Zahn
Since 2009, the Omaha, Nebraska-born hosts the true-crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn. The Investigation Discovery Channel series premiered on October 18, 2009, with already 23 seasons. As of 2021, Paula Zahn has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
Born in a family of five, Zahn has 3 siblings; her mother is a school teacher while her father is an IBM sales executive. The Naperville Central High School graduate initially competed in beauty pageants; she was in the semi-finals of 1973 Miss Teenage America.
After graduation from Stephens College in 1978, Paula Zahn worked in local stations for a decade; namely in WFAA-TV, KFMB-TV, KPRC-TV, and KCBS-TV. In 1987, she joined ABC News and worked for 2 years. From 1990 to 1999, she worked for CBS News before joining Fox News Channel.
In 2001, Zahn served as an anchor for CNN and even more, hosted American Morning with Paula Zahn, before her resignation on July 24, 2007.