Kiran Carrie Chetry, born on August 26, 1974 is a co-anchor of CNN’s early morning cable news program, American Morning. Kiran made Maxim magazine’s top ten lists of TV’s Sexiest News Anchors, placing third on the list: Kiran was ranked as America’s sexiest female anchor and the world’s second sexiest female anchor in 2006. At present, Kiran Chetry anchors American Morning. Kiran Joined CNN’s flagship morning program in April 2007 and has covered several breaking news stories since then.
Kiran chetry was born in Patan Hospital (Shanta Bhawan), Kathmandu Nepal. Her father is Nepalese and her mother is half Ukrainian and a combination of Dutch and German. Seven months later, her parents, Hom Chetry and Nancy (who met while serving in the Peace Corps in Nepal) moved their new family of three to America. Kiran grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland and attended Montgomery Blair High School (Silver Spring, Maryland) where she served in student government, danced on the pom squad, and competed on the swim team. Upon graduation she 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 received her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism.
Chetry is married to Chris Knowles, a former Fox News Channel and erstwhile New York City WPIX-TV weekend weatherman. On February 8, 2006, Chetry gave birth to their 6 lb. 10oz. daughter, Maya Rose. (Chetry has included her in special segments on Fox & Friends and American Morning.) On October 24, 2007, Chetry announced that she and Knowles were expecting their second child in an exclusive interview published by People magazine: Kiran gave birth to their first son, Christopher Chetry Knowles, on April 17, 2008.
In early 2007, Kiran Chetry left Fox network and within an hour of being unemployed, CNN offered Kiran a job as a correspondent and anchor, which Chetry accepted. On February 16, 2007, she worked as a co-host for “American Morning” and anchored the “Anderson Cooper 360” show that evening. By April 2007, Kiran (alongside John Roberts) has become regular co-anchors for American Morning, replacing Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien.
Aside from her duties on TV, Kiran Chetry also co-hosted CNN’s 2007 YouTube Democratic debate and the CNN Election Center analysis in January 2008. She also worked as the party correspondent for CNN’s New Year celebration, “2008 New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper.”