If you love sitting in front of TV and love seeing news, especially on NBC, you must be familiar with Chris Hansen, an American television journalist. He was the star of NBC before making his exit in 2013. A lot of people know him as he has done a lot of good jobs in reporting. He is undoubtedly one of the best journalists in the industry.
- Full Name: Christopher Edward Hansen
- Celebrated Name: Chris Hansen
- Gender: Male
- Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Date of Birth: September 13, 1959
- Age: 61 years old
- Star Sign: Virgo
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Christian
- Education: Brother Rice High School, Michigan University
- Height: 187 cm or 6 feet 2 inch
- Weight: 70 kg or 176 lbs
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Greyish white
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Mary Joan Hansen (m. 1989)
- Children: 2
- Occupation: American TV journalist, Youtube personality
As one of the most successful journalists who has been in the industry since forever, Chris Hansen has earned a lot of bucks. Can you guess how much he has earned by being a TV journalist? Do you think it is more than the other TV personalities?
According to a source named WhatsTheirNetWorth, Chris Hansen has an estimated net worth of $15 million. If you are curious about the detail, here is the summary of his earnings:
- Hourly: $199
- Daily: $4763
- Weekly: $33,335
- Monthly: $113,334
- Yearly: $1.6 million
For those who are wondering where Chris Hansen makes his money, apparently, he makes it through NBC journalists. He was there for 22 years so it is not surprising. Besides, he also has some projects post NBC. Below is the explanation about these two things.
In 1981, Chris Hansen started his career as a professional journalist with NBC. Prior to that, he was a reporter for NBC affiliate WILX located in Lansing, Michigan. At the time, he was still studying at the Michigan State University of MCU.
Then, he was hired as an anchor and investigative reporter by the WDIV that was based on Detroit in 1988. Five years later, he then joined NBC News as a correspondent. Apart from being a correspondent of NBC News, he worked for Dateline NBC. At the time, he once covered the massacre that happened at Columbine High School. He was always in dangerous situations as he was the one who covered the Oklahoma City bombing. His other notable works include investigative reports on child slave labor in India and investigative reports on illegal drug sales in China.
When the terrorist attack happened on September 11, Chris Hansen was there. The man was in charge of reporting everything. On top of that, he even made stories on the operations of Al-Qaeda. He believed that the attackers were linked to Osama Bin Laden. In addition, he also said that Osama Bin Laden tried to get missiles and other military equipment.
The story of his excellent works does not end here. Chris Hansen made an exclusive report about hijacking the Air France Flight 8969. Also, he investigated about the child sexual abuse and made investigate reports about it.
In March 2007, a book known as To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home was released by Chris Hansen. The release was successful and it was named as one of the most popular books in the United States.
In August 2013, the time of Chris Hansen in NBC came to an end as the man was not able to sign a contract with them. It was the time for him to say goodbye to the one who has been with him for 22 years.
After parting with NBC, Chris Hansen started becoming a host of Killer Instinct in the year of 2005. In the same year, he prepared to release an independent TV show named Hansen vs. Predator. Thanks to Kickstarter, his plan went well and the show premiered. Unfortunately, he failed to reach his goal of $400,000. Within September 2016, he only managed to gain a total of $89,000.
The next project of Chris Hansen was Crime Watch Daily. In the show, he was a host. Actually, he was working as an anchor of the program from New York but the program was maintained by its newsroom from Los Angeles.
On October 9, 2019, Chris Hansen decided to open a Youtube channel. Since the first time it was created, it has gained 356k subscribers with 21,674,097 views as of May 2021. The contents uploaded on his channel include weekly podcasts and the interviews of his guests. In addition to everything, the man has some other activities.
As one of the successful journalists and one of the people who earn a lot, Chris Hansen lives a happy life with his family. While it is true that he is no longer married to Mary Joan Hansen, these two were still together when Mary started making frequent appearances on his Youtube channel after the divorce. Aside from his ex wife, he also has two sons.
To enjoy his wealth, Chris Hansen purchased an elegant house located in Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America. Apart from that one, he also owns an apartment in New York City.
The life of Chris Hansen is not as smooth as it seems. In January two years ago, he was arrested by police in Connecticut on charges related to bounced checks. Basically, he was reportedly ordered some stuff such as shirts and mugs but the check that he gave was not clear. At the time, the journalist offered to make payments in installments. However, he did not keep his promise. Just a week after the incident, there was a report saying that he was being kicked out of his apartment in New York after could not manage to pay rent for a few months. It was not only his unfortunate event as his wife Mary Joan had filed for divorce and wanted to end their 30 years of marriage.