Kiran Chetry Biography
Kiran Chetry is a former American television broadcast journalist who worked for CNN’s American Morning until 2011. She worked at Fox News from 2001 to 2007, reporting and then anchoring cable news.
How old is Kiran Chetry? – Age
She is 46 years old as of 26 August 2020. She was born Kiran Carrie Chetry in 1974 in Patan Hospital, Patan, Bagmati, Nepal.
Kiran Chetry Family
Hom Chetry, Kiran’s father, is a member of this community. Nancy, Kiran’s mother, is German, Ukrainian, and Dutch in descent. Her parents moved their new family to the United States seven months later. Nancy met her parents while volunteering for the Peace Corps in Nepal. Kiran was born in Nepal’s Patan Hospital (Shanta Bhawan). Chetry is a Hindu surname that refers to the traditional caste of rulers and soldiers in Nepal’s Middle Hills.
Is Kiran Chetry still Married? – Husband
In 2013, Chetry divorced Chris Knowles, a former Fox News Channel and WPIX-TV weekend weathercaster in New York City. They have two children: a son and a daughter. Chetry is a devout follower of Christ.
Kiran Chetry Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $700,000.
What is Kiran Chetry doing now?
Kiran rose to prominence as a result of her hard work for a number of high-profile television stations, including CNN and Fox News. She’s been away from news anchoring for a while and now works for Nutribullet as an infomercial presenter.
Kiran Chetry Career
Chetry has reported from the field on several breaking news stories, including the Tucson shooting, the Gulf Oil Spill, the Virginia Tech massacre, the Michael Jackson memorial, and the San Diego wildfires. She has also served as the anchor for several breaking news stories, including the Egyptian uprising, the rescue of Chilean miners, the assassination of former Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto, and attempted London nightclub bombings. Chetry was also one of the few journalists to interview Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and the rest of the “Miracle on the Hudson” flight crew shortly after their miraculous Hudson River landing.
Chetry reported live from various political events throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, including the New Hampshire primaries and the morning of President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, DC. Chetry conducted interviews with a number of candidates during the campaign, including now-President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, Governors Mitt Romney and Bill Richardson, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The program won a National Headliner Award for her anchoring into the early morning hours following election night.
She has also contributed to the series “Children of War,” which looked at how American children cope with their parents’ deployments in Iraq, as well as a week-long special series called “The War At Home,” which looked at the struggles of American soldiers returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She also covered “Addiction,” a gripping documentary about teen drug addiction and prescription pill abuse. American Morning received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Chetry’s reporting during the foiled London bomb attack in 2007.
Chetry joined CNN in February 2007 and quickly rose through the ranks, anchoring shows such as American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360o, Paula Zahn Now, and CNN Newsroom. Chetry was previously the host of Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends First and Fox & Friends Weekend. She has reported from the field on major breaking news stories such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the invasion of Baghdad, and Hurricane Katrina.
Chetry started her career in journalism in 1995 at News 21 in Rockville, Maryland, before moving to WICU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania, to work as an anchor and health reporter. She won the Best Enterprise Repo award at WICU-TV. In 1997, she won the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s Best Enterprise Reporting award for WICU-“Young TV’s and Hooked,” a series about teen smoking. She then worked for KXTV in Sacramento, California, as a morning anchor and reporter before joining Fox News in 2001.