The National Enquirer claims to have hidden camera footage of Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen, 53, cheating on his wife with a 30 year-old reporter. Advance details from the issue suggest that his mistress ratted him out to The Enquirer because she was tired of waiting for him to leave his wife for her. I mean, why else would anybody pay attention to what this guy has been doing? His show has been off the air since 2007 and he works as a Dateline correspondent now.
Chris Hansen is best know for exposing Internet predators on television, but the married ‘To Catch a Predator’ host recently found himself on the other side of a hidden camera.
Thanks to a National Enquirer sting operation, Hansen’s cheating ways were exposed when he was secretly filmed sneaking behind his wife’s back while on assignment in Florida.
According to the Daily Mail, the NBC host, 51, has been engaged in a four-month affair with Kristyn Caddell, a 30-year-old news anchor for an NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Hansen and Caddell were filmed having dinner together at the Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan before they both went back to Caddell’s apartment. Hansen was spotted leaving her apartment the next morning.
The couple reportedly first met when Caddell worked as an intern at the NBC offices in New York.
“Chris sends Kristyn flowers and tells her he loves her, but he still doesn’t seem all that motivated to leave his wife for her,” a source close to the couple said. “He’s telling her he loves his wife too, but they’ve grown apart over the years, and she’s not sure what he should do.”
The investigative reporter currently lives in Connecticut with his wife, Mary, and two sons, but has been sending time in Florida investigating the disappearance of James ‘Jimmy T’ Trindade.
So the mistress bought the oldest line in the book, “we’ve grown apart,” “we live separate lives” and instead of realizing that she was being played and that she should give it up and date single guys she went to the Enquirer and turned him in. (I’m assuming.) Does this guy deserve to have the tables turned on him? He’s a typical cheater, he’s not a pedophile/predator like the guys he targeted. Sure she was younger than him, but she was “30” and more than legal. This would have had a minor mention in a tabloid column if he was your typical reality show host from a show we sort-of remember. It’s fun to say he got busted like his subjects though I guess. There’s no real angle to this story except for garden variety cheating. The mistress didn’t go crazy, the wife didn’t send out a mass e-mail blasting him, the wife wasn’t pregnant and it’s just one chick he was cheating with (that we know of) who is young enough to be his daughter and looks like she could be.
That said, The Enquirer needs to put this video online so we can catch his “surprise” face.