There are very few Nepalese-born personalities who worked in big Western media houses. One of them is Kiran Chetry who is American by nationality but was born in Nepal.
Kiran Chetry worked on CNN, Fox News Channel, and various other big and small companies. But is she equally successful in terms of personal relationships? Let’s know the details below.
Who is Kiran Chetry?
Kiran Chetry is a Nepalese-born American journalist who is based in America since less than a year after her birth in Nepal. Chetry has been serving as a journalist in various media house since 1996.
Kiran’s father, Hom Chetry, is a Nepali while her mother, Nancy Carrie is of Dutch, Ukrainian and German origin. Now, Kiran belongs to American nationality.
Kiran went to Montgomery High School from where she graduated in communications and media studies in 1992. After that, she attended University of Maryland College Park from where she attained her B.A. degree in broadcast journalism.
Kiran Chetry is currently living a single life but then she is not a lonely woman. As a matter of fact, she is a divorcee and a mother of two kids. But who is the former husband of Kiran and why did they part their ways?
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Kiran Chetry and her former husband, Chris Knowles tied the knot in the year 2006. Prior to that, the duo met on WICU-TV around 1996. She worked there as a main anchor and reporter while her future husband was working as a prime-time news anchor.
Unfortunately, the pair of Chris and his wife, Kiran separated in the year 2011, 5 year after their marriage. Subsequently, their divorce was finalized in 2013. But before their separation they were already parents of two kids, a son and a daughter. The name of her daughter is Maya which in Nepali means ‘Love’.
How Much is the Net Worth of Kiran Chetry?
Kiran Chetry has a net worth of $1 million as of 2019 which she made from her career in journalism. She has been practicing journalism for over two decades which gave her both fame and gains.
Kiran’s professional journalism began in 1996 with WICU 12 News where she worked as an anchor/reporter. She anchored 6 pm and 11 pm newscast and also worked as a health reporter for this media until 1999. At the same time, she also served KXTV – News 10 Sacramento as an anchor as well as a reporter for two years from 1997 to 1999.
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From 2001 to 2007, Chetry worked as hosted Fox and Friends Weekend, Fox and Friends First, and Fox News Live Sunday on Fox News Channel. In addition, she also reported the 9-11 attack and its aftermath. After working at Fox News Channel for 6 years, she joined CNN in 2007. For 5 years until 2012, she anchored 3 hours flagship morning show. Moreover, she also covered many serious health and attack issues and also conducted interviews.
In 2012, Kiran worked as a freelance reporter for E! Networks for less than a year. Likewise, she also worked as a fill-in host of the radio show, The John Bachelor Show for a month. Later, she worked as a correspondent for NBC News and as a marketing strategist of Firebrand Group, both for short time.
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Currently, Kiran is the CEO and founder of Chetry Communications. This is a media agency which serves as in communications, advertising, media, and social content. Chetry Communications coaches public speaking, and also works in web and media designs. Furthermore, Kiran is involved in various other organizations simultaneously.