Chris Hansen Scandal Costs Him Promotion at NBC's Dateline

This is not going to look good on his resume.  You know the one he’s working on right now as his career heads out the door like embarrassed New York City Congressman.  Yeah this is not breaking news.  But after working for so many years at CBS, I expected nothing less from NBC.

At least Chris Hansen still has a job.  For now.

The New York Post is reporting that the host of the now defunct To Catch a Predator on NBC is getting stiffed on a promotion as lead host for the network’s news-magazine Dateline.  Chris Hansen got his brand caught up in a sex scandal with an TV news reporter in West Palm Beach as the National Enquirer was rolling the video-tape of him walking into a hotel with the woman.

Oh yeah, Chris Hansen is, for now married and a father of two.

Not a good career move.  Take it from someone that knows that when you think with your significant other head on the male domain you for all intents and purposes limit the growth of your broadcast career.

Um, I heard that’s what happens.  Nothing like that ever happened to me at CBS.  No not me.  “I did not have sex with that woman….”

OK I digress.

Chris Hansen was headed to be the host of Dateline as Ann Curry moved over to the Today Show full time taking over for Meredith Vieira.  That would have been a promotion.  Seems that promotion ain’t gonna happen and this sex scandal is the reason behind NBC taking the position away from Chris Hansen.


NBC is denying the report from the New York Post.  But one unnamed source quoted in the story said NBC and Comcast “don’t like this type of scandal one bit.”

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Rick Thomas

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