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Paula Zahn

Executive Producer and Host of Discovery ID's "On the Case with Paula Zahn"


Paula Zahn is the executive producer and host of Discovery ID's "On the Case with Paula Zahn," a weekly investigative crime show. She also hosts WNET's "NYC-Arts," a weekly program that celebrates New York's vibrant cultural scene. The nine-time Emmy award winning journalist started her career in local news. She was first known nationally for anchoring the news segments on ABC's "Good Morning America" and went on to host shows for CBS News, Fox News and CNN. Zahn's first day on the job at CNN was 9-11-2001. She later helped lead the network's coverage of the aftermath of the attacks. Zahn's reporting has earned her many prestigious honors, including six Gracie Awards, two National Headliner Awards, and recognition from the Museum of Television and Radio. Many of Zahn's honors recognize her indefatigable work in raising awareness of breast cancer. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, the Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness are just a few of the many institutions to honor Zahn's efforts.


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