Kiran Carrie Chetry (Nepali: किरण क्षेत्री, born August 26, 1974) is a former American television broadcast
journalist who, until 2011, was a cable news anchor for CNN's American Morning. From 2001 to 2007
she reported—and then anchored—cable news at Fox News.


Kiran was born in Patan Hospital (Shanta Bhawan), Patan, Nepal. Seven months later her parents moved
their new family to the United States. Her surname, Chetry, refers to the traditional caste of rulers and
soldiers among Hindus in the Middle Hills of Nepal. Kiran's father Hom Chetry belongs to this
community. Kiran's mother Nancy is of German, Ukrainian, and Dutch ancestry. Her parents met while
Nancy was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Kiran grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland and attended
Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the University of Maryland, College park's
College of Journalism.


In 2001 Kiran joined the cable news network Fox News Channel as a general reporter, first appearing on
March 8, 2001, in a story about eating ice cream. The next year Kiran was honored with the Making our
Mark (MOM) Award from the Association of Nepalis in the Americas. During her time at Fox News, she
worked as a rotating anchor for Fox News Live and the early morning news program Fox & Friends First.
In late 2005, she became a regular co-host on the network's weekend morning news program, Fox &
Friends Weekend.


On February 16, 2007, Kiran began work as a CNN anchor and correspondent. That very day she served
as a co-host on American Morning in the morning, and anchored Anderson Cooper 360 that evening.
On April 4, 2007, CNN's President Jonathan Klein officially announced Chetry as the new co-anchor of
“American Morning”. She served as the network’s morning anchor until July 2011.


She currently owns Chetry Communications, a New York-based full-service communications, advertising,
media, and social content agency.


Chetry sits on the Board of the Nepalese American Foundation and is an active supporter through her
initiative “Chetry Cares” of Room to Read and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited
Children (ICMEC).