Christopher Edward Hansen is a famous YouTube personality and a television journalist based in America. Chris gained prominence because of his outstanding work in Dateline NBC. He also worked in To Catch a Predator, whose main story was to catch sex predators based on Internet through a sting operation. Because of his outstanding hosting skills, he got the opportunity to work for Investigation Discovery for Killer Instinct. In 2016, he became more popular and became the new host of the fantastic show titled Crime Watch Daily.
Chris Hansen took birth in 1959 on 13th September in Chicago. He was born in Chicago but was raised in both Birmingham and West Bloomfield Township. Chris completed his studies at Brother Rice High School of Michigan. Everyone asked him to tell his inspiration to become, and in an interview with one of the newspapers named City Pulse, he said that at the age of fourteen, he watched the police and FBI investigating Jimmy Hoffa and searching the reason for his disappearance.
The whole incidence inspired him to choose his career as a journalist. Later he completed his graduation from Michigan State University College and acquired a bachelor’s degree in 1981 in Telecommunication.
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In 1981 while completing his last year of studies at Michigan State University, Chris became a journalist for WILX. Later he used to report for WFLA in newspapers, Tampa, and plenty of radio stations in Michigan. In 1993, Chris became a part of NBC News and worked as a correspondent of a news magazine named “Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric.”
Somenotable work done by Hansen for Dateline involves the coverage of the Unabomber, Columbine High School Massacre, TWA Flight 800, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. He exposed a group that was connected to Osama Bin Laden, who tried to make the illegal purchase of nuclear weapons and missiles. Chris also provided a report on the hottest topic of that time of Air France Flight 8969 hijacking.
Chris got married to Mary Joan, and the couple has two sons. Nearly after 30 years of togetherness in marriage, Mary Joan filed the divorce case against Chris in 2018. Chris, his wife, and his sons used to live in Connecticut, and Chris also has a home in New York City. Because of issues in his family, he failed to pay the rent of his home, and the landlord showed that Hansen last paid the rent in August 2018. Chris’s mother, named Patricia Hansen, took her last breath in March 2020.
He is a great television journalist, and for his work, he has received Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Overseas Press Club award, more than 7 Emmy Awards, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Award, the National Press Club Award, more than 2 Clarion Awards and many more.
Chris Hansen is a television host and a news anchor based in America, and the estimated net worth of his is approximately $100 thousand.