Chris Hansen

Television Personality
United States

Chris Hansen Bio

Who is Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen is an American television Journalist specifically known for his work in a reality series To Catch a Predator that investigates adult sexual predators through hidden camera.

Early Life (Childhood)

Hansen was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Detroit, Michigan where he also attended school and the state University College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

Interesting Facts

The FBI and police investigation into the disappearance of the American Labor Union leader and author Jimmy Hoffa had greatly inspired him to become a journalist.

Personal Life

Hansen graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication. Currently, he resides in Connecticut with his wife Mary Joan Hansen and two sons.


Hansen has been bestowed with many awards for his contribution to the field of journalism like Emmy Awards, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Award, and Edward R. Murrow Award to name some.


Hansen was caught in the secret camera having illicit affair with the journalist Kristyn Caddell, 20 years his junior.