Once voted in 2006 by Maxim magazine as one of the top-ten sexiest news anchors on TV, Kiran Chetry was also ranked by the same magazine as America’s sexiest female anchor and the world’s second-sexiest female anchor. Blessed with genes from two extreme sides of the globe, Kiran is well and truly a beauty to behold.
Kiran Chetry was born on August 26, 1974, in Patan, Nepal to Hom and Nancy Chetry. Kiran’s mum, a Ukrainian – Dutch with a bit of German ancestry met Hom a Nepalese while she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Little Kiran was only seven months old when she and her family emigrated to the United States.
As a child, Kiran grew up in Maryland where she attended the Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland. She was an active member of the student government. After High School, Kiran Chetry proceeded to the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism where she studied for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She was a member of the Alpha Pi chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Her career took off in 1995, she was hired by WICU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania as an anchor of health-related issues. Her future husband Chris Knowles also worked at WICU-TV at the time.
Kiran’s big break came in 2001 when she got an offer to join cable news network Fox News Channel as a news and general reporter. For the six years she spent at Fox News, she was an anchor for Fox News Live, Fox & Friends First, and subsequently the weekend morning news program, Fox & Friends Weekend.
After a contractual dispute in 2007, Kiran jumped ship to CNN where she has gone on to co-host on American Morning, anchored Anderson Cooper 360, Paula Zahn Now, CNN Newsroom and Errol Barnett a CNN International news show
Kiran’s Relationship With Chris Knowles
Kiran and Chris first met each other while they were both working at WICU-TV. At the time, Kiran was an upcoming journalist just hired as a reporter. Chris Knowles, on the other hand, was a meteorologist who had risen to become an established prime-time news anchor for the station.
They fell in love, got married and the union is blessed with two children. But, how many times do we as onlookers get the impression that everything looks rosy from the outside until the otherwise hidden cracks begin to show up in the open? The relationship between Chris Knowles and Kiran Chetry was looking just fine until news of their separation broke. Initially, the information put out by Kiran was that they were separated but still married. However, the divorce proceedings were finalized in 2013. The couple has not come out to give the reasons for their divorce.
Quick Facts about Kiran Chetry
Body Measurements: Though she has made an impressive career in journalism, Kiran would have surely done well as a model because of her striking looks and amazing body. Kiran’s vital statistics are 32-25-34. She is 5ft’7 tall.
Family Life: Kiran Chetry has two kids from her union with Chris Knowles. A daughter, Maya Rose and a son, Christopher Chetry Knowles. When Kiran announced to Chris that they were expecting their second child, the couple found humour in the news saying it’s a miracle that they had time to actually make a baby. The couples crazy work schedule at the time had Kiran working from 3 am to the early afternoon while Chris worked evenings and nights.
Net worth: The charismatic TV host so far in the course of her career has worked with arguably, two of Americas most celebrated media outfits – CNN and FOX News Channel. Form her activities with the media outlets, she has garnered a respectable net worth of about $1 million.
The beautiful TV Host has also won a few awards as a testament to her hard work and commitment. She won the award for the Best Enterprise Reporting from Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 1997 and was honoured with the Making Our Mark (MOM) Award from the Association of Nepalis in Americas.
Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, Kiran covered political events, primaries and the morning of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She also hosted a Youtube Democratic Party debate in the run-up to the 2008 Presidential elections.