TV host Chris Hansen, best known for NBC’s "To Catch a Predator" series but more recently in the news for being caught on video himself in an extramarital affair, has reportedly lost a promotion from the network, according to the New York Post.
Hansen was set to be named lead anchor of NBC’s "Dateline," taking over for Ann Curry, according to sources cited by the Post. However, because of the bad press from his Florida fling with WPBT reporter Kristyn Caddell — which surfaced last week after he was caught on camera by The National Enquirer — NBC executives have rescinded the promotion.
NBC News is denying the story. A spokesperson said, "This couldn’t be further from the truth. Ann Curry is the anchor of ‘Dateline.’ " Curry also has taken over co-hosting chores on NBC "Today" show.
Hansen, 52, is married and a father of two young sons, and reportedly has been seeing Caddell for about four months.