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Kiran Chetry Introduction
Kiran Chetry has been embroiled in numerous contract disputes and rumored catfights with rival anchor women. The latter has only stoked the fires of desire of men around the country. Suddenly we care about the news? Not really, but we love watching it delivered.
Kiran Chetry Life Story
Kiran Chetry (which means "ray of light" and is of Sanskrit and Nepali provenance, for those of you who are into that sort of thing) was born in Shanta Bhawan Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 26, 1974. Seven months later, her parents moved their new family of three to America. Kiran grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland where she served in student government, danced on the pom squad, and competed on the swim team. Yes, we said pom squad and swim team. Upon high school graduation she enrolled at the University of Maryland, and received her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism. Every man agrees, journalism is sexy.
Kiran began her career in 1995 at News 21 in Rockville, Maryland. The next year she moved to WICU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was the main anchor and health reporter. She met her future husband Chris Knowles there, who was the prime time news anchor. She received the Best Enterprise Reporting award from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 1997, although her rivals thought she won based on her rockin' looks. In 2001 Chetry joined the cable news network Fox News Channel as a general reporter, first appearing on March 8, 2001, in a story about eating ice cream. Audiences immediately wanted a second helping. The next year Chetry was honored with the Making our Mark (MOM) Award from the Association of Nepalis in the Americas. Like that's even a real award. During her time at Fox News, she worked as a rotating anchor for Fox News Live and the early morning news program "Fox & Friends First". In late 2005, she became a regular co-host on the network's weekend morning news program, "Fox & Friends Weekend".
In 2006, Kiran made Maxim Magazine's top ten list of TV's Sexiest News Anchors, placing third on the list: Kiran was ranked as America's sexiest female anchor and the world's second sexiest female anchor. Riding this wave, Kiran found herself on a new plateau. On September 24, 2007, CNN's medical correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, used Kiran's photo to illustrate a study on the biological reasons that people gaze longer at attractive individuals: the segment on an American Morning was entitled, "Who's Hot to You? Why You Can't Look Away." In response to the attention to her physical beauty, Kiran stated, "It's not my primary focus." I'm sorry, do we smell B.S.?
In early 2007, as Chetry's contract with Fox News neared the end of its term, the network negotiated with Chetry's agent to renew her contract. Her contract was expected to be renewed with her continuing to co-host. However, talks ended when Fox News claimed in a February 15, 2007, in a letter to Chetry's agent, that Chetry had demanded "that Fox News include a clause in her new agreement that would have been detrimental to other Fox News Talent." Allegedly, Chetry wanted a clause in her contract that would have had Gretchen Carlson, a co-anchor of "Fox & Friends", fired. Network executives demanded this be settled in a cage match...in a cage filled with mud and running water. The two declined. Damn. So, CNN signed Chetry within an hour of her release from the Fox News Channel. Kiran began work as a CNN anchor and correspondent in February of 2007.