Kiran Chetry Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, CNN, and Height

Kiran Chetry Biography

Kiran Chetry is a former American television broadcast journalist. Most recently, she was a cable news anchor for CNN’s American Morning. She reported from 2001 to 2007 and then anchored cable news at Fox News.

Kiran began her career in 1995 at News 21 in Rockville, Maryland. She later moved to WICU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was the main anchor and health reporter the next year. Chetry received the Best Enterprise Reporting award from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 1997 for her series “Young and Hooked,” which looked at teen smoking. She went from WICU-TV to KXTV in Sacramento, California to work as a morning anchor and reporter.

Kiran Chetry Age

Kiran Carrie Chetry was born on August 26, 1974, in Patan Hospital, Patan, Bagmati, Nepal. She is 48 years old as of 2022. She is also known as Kiran Kshetri. Chetry shares her birthday with other famous people such as Dylan O’Brien, Lil Tecca, Keke Palmer, Charlie Gillespie, and Macaulay Culkin, among others.

Kiran Chetry Family

Kiran was born to Hom Chetry and Nancy who is of Ukrainian, Dutch, and German ancestry. The surname, Chetry refers to the traditional caste of rulers and soldiers among Hindus in the Middle Hills of Nepal. Her father belongs to this community. Kiran’s parents met while Nancy was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Seven months after she was born, her parents moved their new family to the United States. She grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

A photo of Kiran Chetry
A photo of Kiran Chetry

Kiran Chetry Husband | Divorce

Chetry was previously married to Chris Knowles. They had met each other while working at WICU-TV where she was the main anchor and health report and Knowles was the prime-time news anchor. Following her departure from CNN in 2011 the couple separated. they formerly divorced in 2013.

Kiran Chetry Education

She attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland where she served in student government, competed on the swim team, and danced on the pom squad. She then enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park’s College of Journalism, where she joined the Alpha Pi chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority and she received her Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism.

Kiran Chetry Fox News

Kiran joined Fox News Channel in 1999.¬†She joined the cable news network Fox News Channel as a general reporter in 2001, first appearing on March 8, 2001, in a story about eating ice cream. She was honored with the Making Our Mark (MOM) Award from the Association of Nepalis in the Americas the next year. During her tenure at Fox News, Kiran worked as a rotating anchor for Fox News Live and the early morning news program Fox & Friends First. She then became a regular co-host on the network’s weekend morning news program, Fox & Friends Weekend in late 2005.

What Happened To Kiran Chetry?

As her contract with Fox News neared the end of its term in early 2007, the network negotiated with Chetry’s agent to renew her contract. It was expected to be renewed with her continuing to co-host Fox & Friends Weekend. However, the talks ended when Fox News claimed in a letter to Chetry’s agent on February 15, 2007, that she had demanded: “that Fox News include a clause in her new agreement that would have been detrimental to other Fox News Talent.”

The network added that it would not renew her contract and that she was free to leave before the expiration of her contract, she exercised that option. Allegedly, she wanted a clause in her contract that would have had Gretchen Carlson, a co-anchor of Fox & Friends, fired. Her agent countered that the allegation of Kiran’s wanting Carlson fired was “absolutely false”.

Kiran Chetry CNN

Reportedly, CNN signed her within an hour of her release from the Fox News Channel. She began work as a CNN anchor and correspondent on February 16, 2007. That same day, she also served as a co-host on American Morning in the Morning and anchored Anderson Cooper 360 that evening. Chetry went on to substitute as an anchor for Paula Zahn Now and CNN Newsroom.

CNN’s President Jonathan Klein officially announced Chetry as the new co-anchor on April 4, 2007. On April 16, 2007, Chetry had her first American Morning broadcast. July 29, 2011, was her last day on American Morning and at CNN.

Where Is Kiran Chetry Today?

She co-anchored with Errol Barnett a few late-night telecasts for CNN International in August 2014. Chetry has also recently been an infomercial presenter for Nutribullet.

Kiran Chetry’s Net Worth

Kirian has an estimated net worth of $700 thousand.

Kiran Chetry Height

She stands at a height of 1.7m.

Kiran Chetry Weight

Chetry’s weight is not yet revealed.

Kiran Chetry Maxim

Kiran made Maxim magazine’s top-ten list of TV’s sexiest news anchors, placing third on the list in 2006. Chetry was ranked as America’s sexiest female anchor and the world’s second-sexiest female anchor.