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  • Paula Zahn blew her fortune, sez hubby Richard Cohen

    09/08/2007 9:14:22 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 50 replies · 3,145+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 7th 2007 | JOSE MARTINEZ
    The scourned husband of former CNN anchor Paula Zahn says there's no way he could have mismanaged her millions because she was spending the money as fast as she made it. Less than two weeks after being sued by Zahn for making "dubious investments" with more than $25 million, her jilted hubby, Richard Cohen, fired back by branding his estranged wife a wastrel who wants to air their dirty laundry in public. "The $20 million cost of her Connecticut mansion alone (without even including the extravagant nature of Ms. Zahn's annual expenditures) consumed more than her entire income over their...
  • PAULA'S AFFAIR SHOCK

    08/28/2007 9:29:19 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 23 replies · 2,130+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2007 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    August 28, 2007 -- Paula Zahn's teed-off hubby didn't know that steamy sex trysts between his wife and an old pal were par for the course for years. Maybe he should have. [snip] "Richard feels betrayed," one pal said - and he only found out the truth from a tell-all manuscript Zahn wrote that documents her relationship with ContiGroup CEO Fribourg. "It's a lurid and shocking handwritten account of their relationship," said the friend, who asked not to be identified.[snip] Zahn, 51, and Cohen haven't yet filed divorce papers, and Cohen's friends said he thought they were trying to work...
  • CNN's Zahn sues almost-ex to see what he did with her cash

    08/25/2007 10:59:09 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 73 replies · 2,646+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 25th 2007 | JOSE MARTINEZ
    Newswoman Paula Zahn has a tough question for her estranged husband: What did you do with all my money?[snip]... [snip]...."Despite Ms. Zahn's repeated requests for full financial disclosure, Ms. Zahn simply does not and, as yet, cannot know the basic contours of her overall financial condition," her lawyer Stanley Arkin wrote in court papers. The couple met in the early 1980s, when Zahn was working at a local TV station in Boston. By the time they married in 1987, Zahn had put Cohen in charge of every cent she ever saved or earned, according to the lawsuit. The arrangement was...
  • Paula Zahn Exiting CNN Next Week

    07/24/2007 7:32:44 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies · 2,276+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 24, 2007 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Zahn is leaving CNN, turning her prime-time slot over to Campbell Brown. Zahn's final program will be Aug. 2. Others will fill in until November, when Brown - newly hired from NBC News- will start, CNN said Tuesday. Zahn has been at the network for nearly six years since jumping from Fox News Channel - her first day on the job Sept. 11, 2001. She said she expects to stay in television after taking some time off. "For the first time in 30 years, I'm going to take a break here," said Zahn, 51. Although...
  • Paula Zahn Resigns

    07/24/2007 12:33:31 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 147 replies · 7,572+ views
    TVNewser ^ | July 24, 2007
    Paula Zahn has resigned from CNN. Zahn hosted CNN's 8pm ET program, Paula Zahn Now. The departure comes just one day after Campbell Brown signed on with CNN. TVNewser joined a conference call around this time yesterday, in which CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein introduced Brown as his network's newest on-air hire. Klein promised an announcement about Brown's primetime program would be made "over the next several days." Zahn joined CNN in 2001. Her first day on the air was September 11, co-anchoring coverage of the 9/11 attacks with another new hire at the time, Aaron Brown. Later that fall, Zahn...
  • CNN’s Zahn and Her Guests Use Death of Ohio Woman to Target Male Gun Owners

    06/27/2007 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 54 replies · 1,532+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/27/2007 | Matthew Balan
    The search for missing pregnant Ohio woman Jessie Davis and the ongoing investigation into her murder has been all the rage recently on the twenty-four hour news networks, only surpassed by a few "choice" stories such as the coverage of the imprisonment of Paris Hilton. Not surprisingly, one network, CNN, used the murder of this young woman to forward a left-wing agenda. Two guests on Monday's "Paula Zahn Now" program warned that a "big risk factor" or a "big red flag" in cases of domestic violence and/or homicide against pregnant woman are "men who are gun owners."Host Paula Zahn had...
  • Zahn Axed at CNN

    06/20/2007 1:20:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 56 replies · 3,458+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 6/19/07
    Paula Zahn's 8:00 p.m. show on CNN is being canceled. Its ratings had been falling precipitously for months. According to several reports, CNN plans to replace Zahn with NBC's Campbell Brown, whose contract with the network expires next month. But Daily Variety quoted one insider as noting that Brown resembles Zahn in that they are "network-style anchors" who will be up against tough competition from "brash, opinionated hosts" on rival cable news networks. "Why replace Paula with another Paula?" the Variety source asked.
  • Sharpton: Prior to '78, Mormons Weren't 'Real Worshippers of God'

    05/09/2007 6:53:25 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 1,300+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In going on Paula Zahn's CNN show this evening, was Al Sharpton's goal to quell the controversy surrounding his comments about Mormonism, or to inflame it? If the former, he failed miserably. If the latter, he succeeded admirably.Let's recall Sharpton's original statement, that in going on the Zahn show he presumably was seeking to explicate. Debating Christopher Hitchens recently, Sharpton said: "And as for the one Mormon running for office, those that really believe in God will defeat him anyway. So don't worry about that. That's a temporary, that's a temporary situation." Discussing those comments on "Paula Zahn Now" this...
  • Zahn's lover was a friend of the family

    04/09/2007 7:50:56 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 65 replies · 11,322+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 8th 2007 | GEORGE RUSH and JOSE MARTINEZ
    He used to be a family friend who joined them on ski trips. But now business mogul Paul Fribourg is the other man in the Paula Zahn-Richard Cohen breakup - and something for the warring spouses to argue about. "[Cohen] and Paula disagree over how long her thing with Paul has been going on," a friend of the couple said. As the marriage of the CNN anchorwoman and the wealthy developer publicly implodes, Fribourg is said to be on vacation with his Moroccan-born wife, Josabeth, with whom he has four kids and an upper East Side brownstone. Fribourg, 53, is...
  • She drops anchor on hubby (Zahn's man raging as newswoman finds new guy: pal)

    04/06/2007 11:14:36 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 10 replies · 1,858+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 6th 2007 | GEORGE RUSH and JOSE MARTINEZ
    The scorned husband of CNN anchorwoman Paula Zahn is furious that she ditched him for another business titan, a friend of the couple told the Daily News yesterday. The newscaster, who married megabucks developer Richard Cohen in 1987, recently cheated on him with Paul Fribourg, the married chairman of one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., the friend said. "Richard is livid over her affair," the friend said. "He's so angry that he can't help telling friends about it. "Hell hath no fury like a man scorned."[snip]..... .......[snip]He was widely vilified several years ago when the Fifth...
  • Splitsville For Zahn, Hubby (The last straw for her show?)

    04/04/2007 3:33:51 AM PDT · by tlb · 54 replies · 8,034+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 4, 2007 | Richard Johnson
    JUST three weeks after Page Six ran a blind item about their crumbling marriage, Paula Zahn and her husband, real-estate magnate Richard Cohen, have filed for divorce. The blind item asked, "Which TV news anchorwoman is about to get separated from her husband? He suspects she's been having an affair . . . " An insider confirmed that not only does Zahn have a boyfriend, he's also married with children. Radaronline claims the man is ContiGroup CEO Paul Fribourg, who did not return our calls. "It's going to get very messy," our spy said.
  • HAWK-STALK BUST (AP enviro-wacko terrorises Zahn kids)

    12/15/2004 10:56:10 AM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 35 replies · 1,292+ views
    NYPOST ^ | 12/15/2004 | TATIANA DELIGIANNAKIS and MURRAY WEISS
    A hawk-hugging protester has been busted for terrifying the two young sons of CNN anchor Paula Zahn and stalking the celebrity mom and her hubby, authorities said yesterday. "Bring back the nest! Bring back the birds!" Lincoln Karim, 43, first shouted at Zahn's 7-year-old son, Austin, who was walking the family dog with his nanny near their Fifth Avenue co-op around 4:25 p.m. last Thursday, law-enforcement sources said. The stunned boy immediately ran cowering back into the building's doorway, they said. A ranting Karim then accosted Zahn's 11-year-old boy, Jared, and her hubby, Richard Cohen, outside the building at 927...
  • Sources: Paula Zahn Gripe Leads to Arrest

    12/14/2004 9:11:16 PM PST · by rapture-me · 14 replies · 1,335+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 14, 10:55 PM EST | LARRY McSHANE
    Paula Zahn Gripe Leads to Arrest December 14, 2004 10:54 PM EST NEW YORK - An advocate for two red-tailed hawks evicted last week from their nest at a luxury Manhattan apartment building was arrested Tuesday and charged with harassing CNN anchor Paula Zahn, who lives in the building, and her family, law enforcement sources said. Lincoln Karim, 43, was arrested by plainclothes detectives as he prepared to lead a demonstration outside Zahn's Fifth Avenue building across from Central Park. Karim, a video engineer for Associated Press Television News who was on vacation Tuesday, was charged with multiple counts of...
  • 'Pale Male' fans intensify protests over eviction (Hawkgate Paula Zahn)

    12/12/2004 8:33:21 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 7 replies · 590+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 12-13-04 | Staff
    NEW YORK - Incensed New York bird lovers intensified their protests on Saturday outside the ritzy Upper East Side apartment building that removed the nest of famed red-tailed hawk, Pale Male, even as meetings were set to discuss bringing back the hawk's home. Holdings signs saying "Protect Family Values, Bring Back the Nest" and "Honk for the Hawks," the crowd chanted "Bring back the nest!" and elicited raucous honks from buses, taxis and cars. It was the fourth day of protests outside the building, which on Tuesday abruptly took down the hawk's nest and metal spikes that supported it. John...
  • HAWK FANS SINK TALONS IN CO-OP (Hawkgate-Paula Zahn)

    12/11/2004 5:04:00 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies · 828+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 11, 2004 | HEIDI SINGER and MARK BULLIET
    Supporters of the city's most famous homeless couple have published the names and phone numbers of their privacy-loving former landlords — and demanded that CNN report on the bird brouhaha, which features its anchor Paula Zahn. Hundreds of hawk-huggers from around the country, outraged that the board of Zahn's co-op evicted Pale Male and his paramour, Lola, from their nest on the exclusive Fifth Avenue building, declared guerrilla war. They posted the co-op owners' numbers on the Internet and sent hundreds of angry e-mails to Mayor Bloomberg and Upper East Side elected officials. The Internet posting could be have the...
  • CNN's Prime Time Politics Town Hall Meeting is 2 to 1 against the Republican viewpoint. (LIVE)

    10/21/2004 5:52:45 PM PDT · by RedLightBob · 9 replies · 533+ views
    CNN (Right Now) | 21 Oct 04 | redlightbob1
    Your article would post as follows: Here's my submitted question. Doubt it will get aired: Why call the program 'The Undecided Vote?' It appears PZ has is in for the Republican representative. Why don't you do your job and field the questions from the audience not field your own attacks against the administration Can you say LIBERAL BIAS? 1000-1 says PZ's vote is not undecided. Kerry all the way! The most trusted name in News? You've got to be delusional. Shameful performance. Here's the link! Submit your question
  • 'Hanoi Jane' Partners with MoveOn.Org

    09/25/2004 5:19:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 64 replies · 1,601+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/25/04 | Carl Limbacher
    'Hanoi Jane' Fonda is teaming up with a leading anti-Bush 527 group in a bid to register millions of women voters to cast their ballots for her old anti-war protest partner, John Kerry. Fonda, who called President Bush a "radical ideologue" during a campaign stop in New York City last week, was asked about her latest move during a recent interview with CNN's Paula Zahn, and explained why she's come out of political retirement to back Kerry: ZAHN: Let's talk a little bit about this partnership you have with MoveOn.org, an organization that has spent tens of millions of dollars...
  • FREEP This Poll

    09/20/2004 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Lurking2Long · 76 replies · 1,573+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/20/2004 | Lurking2Long
    DUers say this is running 81% in favor of Kerry. Question is "Who has a better plan for Iraq? Bush or Kerry.
  • "Is There Something Fundamentally Wrong with Muslim Society...?"

    09/08/2004 5:43:45 AM PDT · by LTCJ · 55 replies · 1,810+ views
    CNN ^ | 7 Sept 2004 | Paula Zahn Now
    ... With me now to take a closer look at Muslim reaction to Beslan, Fouad Ajami, director of Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University. ... ZAHN: Let me pose that question. ... ZAHN: Is there something fundamentally wrong with Muslim society that continues to spawn these terrorists? AJAMI: Well, I think this is a question that's haunting ordinary Muslims. ... Ben Wedeman has done a good job giving you a sense of the responses in the Muslim world. And there was this editorial in one of the leading papers in the Arab world, "Al Asharq Al-Awsat," where a very...
  • CNN's Zahn Forwards Notion Impeachment Hurt Hunt for bin Laden(Newsweek's Fineman-Imus transcript)

    06/23/2004 8:40:41 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 41 replies · 264+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday June 23, 2004 | BrentBaker Megan McCormack
    Impeachment process to blame for 9-11? Interviewing impeachment manager Bob Barr, CNN's Paula Zahn on Monday night advanced the notion that "analysts...are suggesting that this impeachment was a great distraction to the country and might have slowed down any kind of progress that was being made on the hunt for Osama bin Laden." In contrast, Newsweek's Howard Fineman, appearing on Imus in the Morning, held Bill Clinton culpable for doing a "big nothing" in response to a series of terrorist attacks on his watch. Fineman pointed out how Clinton said he was worried about how "it would look like he...
  • OVERHEARD ON CNN

    06/15/2004 3:35:22 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 22 replies · 132+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | 6/12/04 | Meghan Keane
    6/12/04 OVERHEARD ON CNN [Meghan Keane] Rigth after the funeral, Bernie Shaw admitted on CNN that the newsmedia failed the american people by not recognizing Reagan during his presidency--and Wolf Blitzer and Paula Zahn agreed: Bernie Shaw: “I’d just like to say something…We failed the American people with our coverage…I certainly missed a lot.” Wolf Blitzer: “We’ve learned a lot about this presidency since his two terms in office.” Paula Zahn: “I just wanted to add, Wolf, I do think there is new material coming out now about Ronald Reagan. With the distance of years we have the ability to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Takes a Hit (CNN calls on Professional Rush-Hater Al Franken as a Rush "expert"!!!)

    10/02/2003 8:47:33 PM PDT · by Timesink · 85 replies · 401+ views
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2003
    <p>THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.</p> <p>Rush Limbaugh's week went from bad to worse today. His name has surfaced in a drug investigation in Florida. According to law enforcement sources, he allegedly bought large amounts of prescription painkillers illegally. This after he quit under pressure as host of ESPN's Sunday NFL countdown for his racially charged remarks.</p>
  • AJC: CNN Ratings still down despite 'overhaul' - Gee, I wonder why' alert!

    CNN still is putting the final touches on its new prime-time lineup, but the first two weeks' worth of ratings are down compared with last year. The network said Monday it has hired contributors -- including former Defense Department spokeswoman Victoria Clarke and Time magazine columnist Joe Klein -- for the 8 p.m. show, "Paula Zahn Now." Zahn's show drew an average of 598,000 viewers in its first two weeks since CNN relaunched it with the new name. That was down 25 percent from the time slot a year ago, when Connie Chung's program was airing. The new 7 p.m....
  • CNN's prime time ratings continue to decline

    09/23/2003 2:09:58 PM PDT · by jmcclain19 · 52 replies · 612+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/cnn/0903/23primetime.html?urac=n&urvf=10643489956980.7520239648255277Link via Drudge CNN's prime-time ratings still down despite overhaul By CAROLINE WILBERT The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CNN still is putting the final touches on its new prime-time lineup, but the first two weeks' worth of ratings are down compared with last year. The network said Monday it has hired contributors -- including former Defense Department spokeswoman Victoria Clarke and Time magazine columnist Joe Klein -- for the 8 p.m. show, "Paula Zahn Now." Zahn's show drew an average of 598,000 viewers in its first two weeks since CNN relaunched it with the new name. That was down 25 percent from...
  • Bum start for CNN's 'Zahn' and 'Cooper' (Ratings for 7 and 8pm time slots down almost FIFTY PERCENT)

    09/10/2003 9:02:27 PM PDT · by Timesink · 32 replies · 493+ views
    Media Life ^ | September 10, 2003 | Kevin Downey
    Bum start for CNN's 'Zahn' and 'Cooper'Best hopes for stemming slide against Fox News By Kevin Downey     CNN's hopes of reclaiming No. 1 from Fox News Channel were dealt a major setback this week with the disappointing premieres of “Anderson Cooper 360” and “Paula Zahn Now.”      The audience for “Cooper” on Monday was down 47 percent in the 7 p.m. time slot occupied last year by “Crossfire,” to 319,000 people, while “Zahn's” audience of 508,000 people was down 45 percent in the 8 p.m. time slot briefly occupied by the canceled “Connie Chung.” All figures are based...
  • Zahn, Cooper shows to officially launch Sept. 8 (on CNN)

    09/02/2003 10:36:29 AM PDT · by mhking · 20 replies · 326+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9.2.03 | CAROLINE WILBERT
    CNN's prime time anchors, Paula Zahn and Anderson Cooper, will officially launch their new shows Sept. 8. Zahn's show, a straight news program, will be called "Paula Zahn Now" and Cooper's show, which will have a faster-paced style, will be called "Anderson Cooper 360." A cast of contributors for Zahn's show will be announced later this week. Cooper's show, which targets younger viewers, will feature several regular segments devoted to media, including "Inside the Box," which will analyze TV news coverage, "Fresh Print," a look at the hot topics in current magazines, and "Weekender," which will preview upcoming movies and...
  • Paula Zahn's prime-time show struggles (Awwwww...Such a Shame...NOT! Alert)

    08/16/2003 11:35:53 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 34 replies · 470+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 16, 2003 | Caroline Wilbert
    Five months after CNN canceled Connie Chung's 8 p.m. show, the network still is fiddling with the replacement -- and losing viewership. Chung's show often was criticized for its tabloid feel, and last winter newly named CNN President Jim Walton shelved it in favor of a hard-news show featuring one of the network's best-known anchors, Paula Zahn. Zahn has anchored the 8 p.m. hour most of the time since, although CNN officially will launch and rebadge the program Sept. 8, spokeswoman Christa Robinson said. Initial ratings suggest more than a catchy name may be needed. Viewers seem to have preferred...
  • As Zahn goes, so goes CNN--down (CNN Down 24% In Vital Timeslot! ....While Fox Gains Audience)

    08/07/2003 5:10:07 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 27 replies · 232+ views
    Media Life ^ | Tuesday | Unk
    As Zahn goes, so goes CNN--down Both see ratings tumble while Fox News rises In moving Paula Zahn into primetime, CNN was hoping to recover from its near-disastrous foray into tabloid television with Connie Chung, whose show was yanked in March after less than a year. CNN might have done better sticking with Chung. Zahn’s July ratings for the same 8 p.m. time slot were down an unexpectedly large 24 percent among total viewers from what Chung averaged for the same month a year ago. This comes as no small delight to competing all-news cable networks, notably Fox News, but...
  • ZAHN WITH THE WIND (CNN's Paula Zahn Tanking)

    07/31/2003 12:15:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 49 replies · 694+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/31/03 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>July 31, 2003 -- CNN dumped Connie Chung last year because her ratings were disappointing - but her replacement, Paula Zahn, is drawing even fewer viewers.</p> <p>On average, 761,000 viewers watched Chung's tabloid-style 8 p.m. show last July compared to 579,000 for Zahn's show this month.</p>
  • CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings Rivalry (CNN Admits Defeat)

    07/10/2003 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 27 replies · 513+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2003 | Steve Gorman
    RPT-CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings RivalryThu July 10, 2003 08:35 PM ET Jim Walton, president of the CNN News Group of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., speaks to television critics during his presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Hollywood July 10, 2003 along with CNN news anchors Paula Zahn (L) and Soledad O'Brien. Walton discussed the cable news networks programming changes, which includes Zahn's new evening and O'Brien's new morning news programs.Photo by Fred Prouser/Reuters By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As CNN reshuffles its anchor lineup, the head of the network said on...
  • CNN adds O'Brien, shuffles anchors (Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the SS Turner)

    07/07/2003 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 36 replies · 724+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | July 6, 2003 | Peter Johnson
    <p>With Fox News clobbering it by a 1 million to 2 million viewer margin at night and a 250,000 margin in the morning, CNN, the onetime cable news leader, is regrouping.</p> <p>Starting today, former NBC Weekend Today host Soledad O'Brien joins Bill Hemmer on American Morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/4 to 7 PT. O'Brien replaces Paula Zahn, who has moved to the 8 p.m. ET/5 PT slot, where she faces cable king Bill O'Reilly. Former ABC anchor Anderson Cooper now anchors the 7 p.m. ET/4 PT hour.</p>
  • CNN Counts On Zahn To Boost Prime Time Ratings

    07/05/2003 6:43:21 PM PDT · by kcordell · 50 replies · 331+ views
    Atlanta Journal & Constitution ^ | 07/05/03 | Caroline Wilbert
    CNN counts on Zahn in prime-time battle By CAROLINE WILBERT The Atlanta Journal-Constitution After more than a month off the air, Paula Zahn returned to CNN on a recent weeknight with a typically poised explanation. Dressed in a coral suit with matching necklace, she explained in a few quick sentences that she was on vacation for a while and now will be hosting an 8 p.m. news show. The show is "a work in progress" that will roll out new features, contributors and set in coming weeks, she added. "I'm very excited," said Zahn, who used to host the network's...
  • CNN Hires Media Veteran to Revamp 'Zahn' (Paula's evening show ALREADY a disaster! BWA-HA!)

    05/28/2003 10:29:11 AM PDT · by Timesink · 22 replies · 258+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 28, 2003 | Andrew Grossman
    CNN Hires Media Veteran to Revamp 'Zahn'Wed May 28, 2003 03:49 AM ETBy Andrew Grossman NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CNN has named a widely traveled media veteran to relaunch and produce Paula Zahn's evening news show, the network said. James Miller -- a news and TV producer, screenwriter, political veteran and co-author of a best seller about "Saturday Night Live" -- will spend the next month or so developing a format for "American Evening With Paula Zahn," the 7-9 p.m. show that has not yet launched, though Zahn has been in the time slot since March 31. In a...
  • WHO CARES ALERT: CNN's Zahn Jumps to Prime Time

    04/16/2003 7:43:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 51 replies · 430+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2003
    Morning Anchor Replacing Chung, Adding 'Crossfire' Time Slot News about the television industry, reviews of shows and more can be found on our Television page. See what's on TV today, tomorrow or next week with the TV Grid. CNN made it official late yesterday: Paula Zahn is replacing Connie Chung in prime time. And to make way for Zahn's show, "Crossfire" is being shipped out of prime time. Zahn's new live 7-9 p.m. show, "American Evening With Paula Zahn," will originate from the streetside studio in the Time & Life Building. Teya Ryan, CNN executive vice president and general manager,...
  • Fox News Hounds CNN's Paula Zahn

    10/07/2002 5:37:51 AM PDT · by Tancred · 100 replies · 11,598+ views
    AP ^ | October 6, 2002 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK (AP) - Shortly before CNN unveiled the new studio it had built in Manhattan for Paula Zahn's "American Morning" last month, a telephone rang at the desk of a reporter. A publicist for Fox News Channel was calling. For anyone writing about Zahn's show, she wanted to point out how much better Fox's morning show, "Fox & Friends," was doing in the ratings. With that in mind, CNN's new studio "is nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic," Fox spokeswoman Tracey Spector said. As digs go, this one was relatively mild. But it follows a...
  • Interview with Scott Ritter - Paula Zahn makes Ritter Go Crazy!

    09/09/2002 2:01:56 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 340 replies · 974+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/902
    <p>THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.</p> <p>PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: The report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies confirming Saddam's enduring interest in developing weapons of mass destruction, that comes a day after former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter insisted Iraq is not a threat to the U.S. He told the Iraqi parliament the country is on the verge of making an historical mistake by trying to remove Saddam Hussein. But in 1998, when Ritter resigned his U.N. post, he criticized the international community for being too easy when Iraq violated Security Council resolutions.</p>
  • Landscape designer sues Paula Zahn and husband

    07/24/2002 11:31:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 1,031+ views
    Greenwich Times ^ | 7/24/02 | Lindsay Faber
    A local landscape designer is suing CNN news anchor Paula Zahn and her husband for failing to pay in full for extensive landscaping at the couple's Greenwich home on Hurlingham Drive, according to documents filed in state Superior Court in Stamford. Memrie Lewis, of 15 Pecksland Road, alleges that as a designer, she hired other firms to do the work Robert Cohen and Zahn wanted on their home, an agreement laid out in a contract. Lewis said the couple has not paid about $108,000 for services rendered. With interest and compensation, Lewis is seeking close to $200,000. Her complaint...
  • Zahn Cites Celeb Status in Lawsuit

    07/24/2002 11:27:48 AM PDT · by GeneD · 32 replies · 1,273+ views
    Filed at 1:56 p.m. ET GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Paula Zahn's lawyer is arguing that the CNN anchor shouldn't have to give a deposition in a lawsuit filed by her landscaper, partly because she's a celebrity. Memrie Lewis is suing Zahn and her husband, Robert Cohen, for failing to pay in full for extensive landscaping at the couple's Greenwich home, according to documents filed in Stamford Superior Court. Lewis said the couple has not paid about $108,000 for services rendered. She seeks about $200,000, including interest and compensation. Nicole Anker, the lawyer representing the couple, filed a motion last week...
  • Fox To Appeal Zahn Decision

    03/27/2002 8:06:49 PM PST · by Registered · 1 replies · 184+ views
    TV Spy ^ | 03-28-02 | TVSpy
    Fox To Appeal Zahn Decision Fox had charged the agency with interfering with Ms. Zahn's contract after the CNN offer was presented last August. Rather than counter the offer within five business days, as the contract specified, Fox abruptly dropped Ms. Zahn, saying her contract agreement with the network had been breached. But a New York State Supreme Court judge on Monday dismissed the suit, saying that the contract had not been breached because while Fox was guaranteed right of first refusal the network was not guaranteed right of first negotiation. Fox News issued a statement that said, "Fox News...
  • Fox Guy Disses Zahn And CNN Is Not Amused

    03/22/2002 10:59:49 AM PST · by chillinvillain · 87 replies · 1,975+ views
    ny daily news ^ | march 21, 2002
    he latest battle between CNN and the Fox News Channel isn't over ratings, but rather words. CNN officials were upset over a bit by Chicago radio shock jock Mancow Muller during yesterday's edition of "Fox & Friends," in which the motor-mouth punched a male sidekick who he said was a stand-in for Paula Zahn. "I'll kill you, Paula! I'll kill you, Paula!" Muller shouted while hitting his cohort. A CNN spokeswoman, who brought the incident to the attention of The News, said it "clearly crosses the line of what's appropriate." No viewers called Fox about the bit, which was part...
  • Anchor's Not Outfoxing Foe: CNN Seeking Help For Paula (Zahn a Financial and Ratings Disaster!)

    03/20/2002 3:39:43 PM PST · by Timesink · 36 replies · 1,470+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 20, 2002 | Phyllis Furman
    Anchor's Not Outfoxing Foe CNN seeking help for PaulaBy PHYLLIS FURMANDaily News Business WriterNN isn't getting its money's worth from Paula Zahn.The cable network's $2 million-a-year investment in its new anchor has yet to pay dividends — and CNN is looking to make a change to beef up her expensive new morning show.In spite of big bucks and megapromotion for Zahn, Fox News Channel's edgy, zoolike "Fox & Friends" is beating her more serious show, "American Morning," by up to 200,000 viewers a day. Paula Zahn: Provocative, supersmart and, oh yeah, just a little bit overpaid. That has CNN trying...