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Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen is a well-known American television journalist who has been on NBC’s “Dateline” and “To Catch a Predator”. Chris Hansen has also appeared in several television shows, including To Catch a Predator and Crime Watch Daily.

Early Life

Chris Hansen was born on September 13, 1959, in his birthplace, Lansing, Michigan, and his age is currently 64 years old. Likewise, his birthname is Christopher Edward Hansen. He said that when he was 14, Jimmy Hoffa was kidnapped in a restaurant less than two miles from his house.

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Caption: Chris Hansen with his father (Source: Instagram)

Chris used to ride his bicycle to the crime scene during this period, and he was fascinated by the role of the police and the FBI in the investigation. His nationality is American, and he is of North American descent. Aside from that, there is no further detail available about Chris’s parents, siblings, or early childhood life. Based on Chris’s success, we can believe that he was raised well by his parents in his hometown.


Chris graduated from Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1977. He earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences in 1981.

Professional life

Chris has had a good career in journalism and acting through numerous TV shows such as ‘American Gangster,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ 30 Rock,’ ‘Touched by an Angel,’ ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘To Catch a Predator,’ ‘The Jane Pauley Show,’ and others. Throughout his career, Hansen has covered several important cases. He reported news such as the Columbine High School massacre, the Oklahoma City Terrorist Attack, the Unabomber, the September 11th attacks, Al-Qaeda operations, and the 1994 terrorist attack in France.

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Caption: Chris working as a news reporter (Source: Instagram)

Then, he hosted the shows ‘To Catch a Con Man’ and ‘To Catch an I.D. Thief’. In the United States, he has also published a book titled “To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home”.

Chris has also worked as a news anchor for several television stations. He worked as a reporter for ‘WILX’ while attending Michigan State University. Chris has also consulted with several other networks and services, including ‘WXYZ’ and ‘WDIV’. He revealed in February 2015 that he will host ‘Killer Instinct’ on ‘Investigation Discovery,’ which debuted on August 17, 2015.

In August 2016, he hosted the syndicated television show ‘Crime Watch Daily’ for its second season. This show featured a new segment called Hansen vs. Predator. He also anchored the third season of the show but canceled in June of 2018.

Since 2019, he has hosted his latest YouTube series, ‘Have a Seat with Chris Hansen’ with special guests. His first effort to interview YouTuber Onision ended in a lawsuit, so he investigated Dahvie Vanity, the lead singer of Blood on the Dance Floor.


Throughout his career, Hansen has won seven Emmy Awards. Other honors include four Edward R. Murrow Awards, three Clarion Awards, the Overseas Press Club award, an IRE, the National Press Club award, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Award. As well as honors from the Associated Press and United Press International.

Chris Hansen – Net Worth 2023

Chris Hansen has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2022 and has not disclosed his salary and other assets values.

Relationship Status

Chris Hansen is a husband and father of two children. He married Mary Joan Hansen, and the couple has two sons from their marriage. They are now living in Connecticut. They were married on November 18, 1989. He is the father of two boys. Before that, he had an affair with TV reporter Kristyn Caddell, which led to his firing from the NBC network. He was also married to her and then divorced.

For a long time, rumors about Chris Hansen’s extramarital affair with a TV reporter circulated extensively on the internet. Moreover, the rumor was true. For the same act, he was the subject of controversy, and NBC eventually fired him.

Chris Hansen – Body Measurements

Chris stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 95 kilograms. Furthermore, Chris has blond hair and brown eyes. Besides that, Chris’s body measurements are 42-32-33.

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Caption: Chris’s body measurement (Source: Instagram)

Chris Hansen – Social Media

Chris is popular on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Twitter, he has over 95.8k followers, and on Instagram, he has over 55.7k followers. On Facebook, he has over 41k followers. Likewise, his Instagram handle is ‘@officialchrishansen‘.