Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Paula Zahn: ‘Summertime And The News Gathering Ain’t Easy’

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Whoever wrote the lyrics, “summertime and the living is easy,” obviously never worked as a journalist.

That’s the news from CNN anchor Paula Zahn, who admits that summer is often the slowest time of the year for news unless there’s a political campaign or a new celebrity scandal.

For instance, she spent last night talking with army experts about Saddam Hussein’s fondness for Cheetos and Doritos.

That may not be breaking news but Zahn says she and her CNN staff use the summer months to be “more creative.”

She also uses the time in other ways, such as her latest gig, hosting the 30th Annual Gracie Awards, which take place today (Jun. 21) in New York, honoring radio and TV programming made by women.

Zahn won’t just be the emcee. She is also receiving an award for an interview she did with Carmen Bin Laden, the former sister-in-law of Osama bin Laden.

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