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Kiran Chetry Still Waiting For Her Big Return To Television

Kiran Chetry Still Waiting For Big Return To Television

Kiran Chetry signed off the anchor desk at CNN in 2011, saying that she had a “very special opportunity” elsewhere, but fans of the reporter have been disappointed to find that the opportunity apparently is not on television.

Since leaving CNN in July 2011, Kiran Chetry has only turned up at a few small guest hosting spots.

Chetry’s departure from CNN was not exactly amicable. In the year before her departure she had an on-screen argument with American Morning co-anchor John Roberts. As Mediaite reported, Roberts was preparing to interview David Axelrod when he turned to Chetry to chide her for some kind of off-screen distraction.

Roberts introduced Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Obama, and looked flustered.

“Let me ask you first of all,” he said, before pausing. “Let me ask you first of all, David, if I could, before we get into the …”

He then stopped and turned to Chetry, who was offscreen, and said:

“Would you mind not doing that while I’m talking? Thank you, I appreciate that.” Then, added for emphasis and sarcasm, “If you don’t mind.”

Her departure came at a time of changes for American Morning, with Roberts also leaving and a revolving door of anchors filling his place.

Chetry, also a former Fox News reporter, found her way back onto television in January of this year, reporting for E! News at a red carpet event. But to fans that hardly seemed the “special opportunity” she mentioned when leaving CNN.

In March Kiran Chetry showed up again, with an appearance on GBTV, Glenn Beck’s television news service. The job barely warranted a mention on Media Bistro in a story otherwise about Beck. Chetry’s spot on GBTV was just a guest hosting position, leaving fans who wanted to see her return to television disappointed.

It appears Kiran Chetry is still waiting for that “special opportunity.

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29 Responses to “Kiran Chetry Still Waiting For Her Big Return To Television”

  1. Steve Ehrlich

    John Roberts is a monster. Kiran Chetry is a beautiful lady, incredibly nice. Too bad what happened. Roberts the scumbag went to FNC where he belongs.

  2. Anonymous

    Next girl…These types are sooo replaceable always a cuter younger girl on the rise.

  3. Melanie Gregory

    I liked her on Fox and thought she was as good as Gretchen Carlson for anchor women. I think she must have felt jilted when she didn't get the spot that Carlson now occupies on Fox. I would like to see her back on Fox.

  4. Anonymous

    Her first and (biggest mistake) was leaving the most successful, most viewed cable news outfit for the Clinton News Network. Any reporter who leaves FNC for a lib also ran is going the wrong way on the ladder of success. There was another woman who used to be on at 10 pm (now Greta Van Sustern's time slot). I don't recall her name, and that's the very point.

  5. Anonymous

    Her first and (biggest mistake) was leaving the most successful, most viewed cable news outfit for the Clinton News Network. Any reporter who leaves FNC for a lib also ran is going the wrong way on the ladder of success. There was another woman who used to be on at 10 pm (now Greta Van Sustern's time slot). I don't recall her name, and that's the very point.

  6. Anonymous

    I read she left Fox news over a contract dispute. She wanted more money and a big profile spot. Fox said no. It was rumored her boyfriend or husband was doing the negotiations for her and she thought more of herself than Fox did. She walked on over to CNN.

    Word that follows her? Difficult.

  7. Anonymous

    If you watch the incident with Roberts carefully, it really looks like he's addressing the remark to more than one person, not just Kiran by herself. When the noises start, and he first says "Would you mind…" he's not looking straight over at her, but off to an angle. Then when he gets to "if you don't mind", he turns more in Kiran's direction.

    I think it was likely a CNN staff or crew person who came over to her side of the desk to adjust something or assist her with something that made the noise, and then he makes the secondary remark to Kiran herself.

    Always thought that ever since it happened — besides, has anyone ever confirmed who he directed it to? Or just assumed it was Kiran?

  8. Jeff Becker

    I loved her on FOX and then she went to no man's land (CNN). Poor career choice on her part. What's next the Obama network (MSNBC/NBC)? I hope she finds her way back to a legitimate news organization.

  9. Kevin Kane

    Please share that with the Obama administration, who has provided millions with such a "special opportunity."

  10. Maria Irvine

    jeff, sir, take your cock out of your mother's mouth for ten seconds…really think about the irony of your comment about 'legitimate news' on this site. of course, another low information republican with free reign of his keyboard. i'll bet you like to rant about "keeping the government out of your medicare". you're still not getting it. are you? oh and by the way, cleetus, please stop projecting your party's residual fuck ups on democrats who are smarter and way better looking than you.

  11. Maria Irvine

    jeff, sir, take your cock out of your mother's mouth for ten seconds…really think about the irony of your comment about 'legitimate news' on this site. of course, another low information republican with free reign of his keyboard. i'll bet you like to rant about "keeping the government out of your medicare". you're still not getting it. are you? oh and by the way, cleetus, please stop projecting your party's residual fuck ups on democrats who are smarter and way better looking than you.

  12. John M Matson Jr.

    I watch The Weather Channel just for the babes in tight dresses and high heels. Who'se with me?

  13. John M Matson Jr.

    I watch The Weather Channel just for the babes in tight dresses and high heels. Who'se with me?

  14. Bill Burley

    You are thinking of Paula Zahn. Leaving Fox was her big mistake also. For Greta and Geraldo it was the best moves they ever made. Actually though I;m a strong conservative I think Grete does a better interview than Hannity or O'Rilley. I get more unbiased information from her show.

  15. Samuel Needleman

    David Levy: Actually, studies consistently show that liberals have more education and higher IQs than conservatives. the term "Lib-tard" is stupid and puerile. it's not even a grammar-school pun insult.