/ February 16, 2007 07:40 AM
There is devastating news that Kiran Chetry is leaving Fox News Channel over a contract dispute between her agent and the FNC staff. According to a fax obtained by Media Bistro, Dianne Brandi, FNC legal VP, says "Chetry is free to leave Fox News prior to March 6 (the natural expiration of the agreement) with no further compensation."
The alleged fax was sent to John Ferriter of the William Morris Agency. Dianne Brandi continued in the fax "You have treated Fox News with such arrogant disregard that we do not desire to do any further business with you. You refused to enter into good faith negotiations despite your client's statement that she wanted to remain at Fox News and was happy with the remuneration we had offered. "
As most of you know Kiran Chetry is one of the "Women I Like". I've covered her for years now (as you can see below). It will truly be a downer to lose her from Fox News, though to be honest they really haven't used her as much as they should have. If this fax proves true then it seems like a done deal as her agency has really made the relationship unable to be salvaged.
"We had hoped that Ms. Chetry would have a bright future with the Fox News Channel, however this negotiation has now become more trouble than it is worth." said Dianne Brandi at the end of the fax.
I am now weeping.
Update: 8:44 AM EST
According to those at the Free Republic Kiran has been spotted on CNN already. That was quick! I guess once officially being released from her contract in the fax above she was instantly signed by CNN.
This does depress me though since CNN's morning show pretty much sucks.
More Kiran Chetry
Kiran Chetry as Angelina Jolie, Halloween 2006
An interview of Kiran Chetry
Kiran Chetry's Pregnancy
Kiran Chetry delivers her baby
Kiran Chetry's first baby pictures
and even Kiran Chetry on a pogo stick.
Can you say stalker?
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Posted by Digger on February 16, 2007 07:40 AM (Permalink)
This is just awful news... I am saddened that Kiran is leaving. This is a true loss for Fox.
Posted by: Emily on February 17, 2007 09:23 AM
I heard that Kiran was let go because her agent gave FOX a new contract that requested FOX fire Gretchen Carlson so she could have the spot on FOX & Friends that she felt she was due. My husband and I always liked her, but my hubby commented several times that she seemed hungry for attention with the power tools, skates, dancing...however, she could be in the lime light. It appears my hubby was right and that just might have cost her her job at FOX. Her husband Chris Knowles is still on FOX!
Posted by: Cheryl on February 18, 2007 08:08 AM
I did indeed see Kiran on CNN and sadly, that love of life, that spark she had is gone. I hope its not because she and her agent demanded the M-F F&F spot and have Gretchen fired. If its because she had an idiot agent that cost her her job then my respect for her will remain.
Posted by: Keith on February 18, 2007 08:27 AM
Thanks for the news. I wondered where she was. I really like her and I think it is a shame. Fox will be sorry. But for her to jump to CNN is not a good move for her. She's bright, funny, and beautiful. When you leave Fox where do you go? It's all downhill from there.
Posted by: Debbie on February 18, 2007 09:26 AM
It is a very sad day for Fox.... Kiran was the life of F&F now there is a huge void!! She should have taken E.D. Hills place to start with!!! Gretchen is not appealing.... I do not bother to get up at 5:00 am to even watch the show and will not be watching the weekend either!!! I guess you will be firing Chris Knowles next!! Another bad move. Very disappointed in Fox. C.Myers Co.
Posted by: celeste myers on February 24, 2007 08:29 AM
Shit. Kiren was one of the best things left at Fox....Guess the original Fox and Friends is now a thing of the past. Somebody at Fox needs to retrieve their head outta their butt and reconnect with viewers. I never watch--even if Kiren graces that channel.
Posted by: Marie on February 24, 2007 08:14 PM
I miss Kiren already! And Courtney? Her seat filler? She (can not be call a replacement)....needs to go! I shut off Saturday's show and went for a walk, it was too painful.
Posted by: Dennis on February 26, 2007 08:05 AM
The real Kiran Chetry has finally been revealed! Many have written of Kiran's dirty tactics to get what she wants at FNC, and this latest incident has been broadcast for all to see!
I hate to tell Kiran this, but she won't be able to push around the bigs at CNN. She's just a little fish in a big ocean over there at CNN, and when her credentials are put up against most of the others who work there, they will realize what a big mistake they made in hiring her. I'll bet that some of the women anchors there at CNN aren't sleeping quite as soundly as they did before Chetry came on the scene. They're probably worried that she will try to push them out of their rightful jobs. It's too bad that some people have to resort to being a b*tch.
Posted by: foxviewer on March 4, 2007 09:46 PM
Thanks for the update, What a loss for FOX!!!!! Kiren was the BEST can't say much for Courtney. Best of luck to Kiren she will be missed alot:(:(
Posted by: Anne on March 5, 2007 08:39 AM
A friend of mine showed me an old videotape of Kiran on one of the Fox and Friends broadcasts from back in October, 2006, and the footage is really interesting. On this particular show, Kiran was expressing outrage at CNN's decision to air a videotape of terrorists shooting and killing a US soldier in Iraq. She said that Fox would never have aired such a thing. Kiran, Kelly and Alisyn then commented on the outrage of the American people, with Kiran interjecting "well, I don't know if the viewers of Anderson Cooper 360 were outraged". Later on, Kiran used the word "disturbing" to describe CNN's decision to show the terrorist video. So, Kiran went from being outraged about CNN's judgement in showing this tape to "CNN is the gold standard when it comes to journalism". Does she now consider this disgusting tape to be a part of that "gold standard" she now refers to?
Posted by: foxviewer on March 8, 2007 08:41 PM
Notice that Kiran now looks matronly on CNN. She hasnt been the same on Fox since she came back from maternity leave. A pretty girl, but you know, no matter how good looking a woman may be, there is someone somewhere that has gotten tired of putting up with her shit.
Posted by: Paul on March 12, 2007 05:01 PM
I was with F&F from the beginning and counted myself fortunate to have F&F to view. Unfortunately, they have become a cookie cutter news tabloid. As well they are losing their best TV personalities while keeping the silly ones like Brain and Steve. I especially miss Kiren and Chris as they were the main reason I stayed with Fox. Past tense!
Posted by: David A. Hughes on March 16, 2007 11:56 AM
Where and when is Kiran Chetry on CNN?
What is her schedule?
Posted by: Marve on March 21, 2007 01:05 AM
Kiran Ghetry always made me think of the ninth puppy. You know the one there was no tit for. She always seemed to be pushing all the others out of HER way.
Posted by: Doug on March 24, 2007 09:07 AM
Posted by: aryan on April 9, 2008 12:30 PM
OH God...grown adults hailing the life of another TV news babe. Financial destruction awaits you overgrown morons.
Posted by: Geno on October 24, 2008 09:28 AM