Chris Hansen won’t be catching predators any longer. The "Dateline NBC" correspondent, best known for his gig on “To Catch a Predator,” is splitting from the network, TV Guide wrote Friday.
An NBC News spokesperson told TV Guide Hansen's contract was not renewed. "Chris has been a valued member of the team and we thank him for his many contributions to 'Dateline' and NBC News over the last 20 years," the network said in a statement. "We wish him the very best."
But people who enjoyed watching Hansen catch online sexual offenders red-handed need not worry. The 54-year-old host already has other engagements lined up. Hansen said he will be pursuing "hosting and executive producing projects that will be announced in the coming months,” according to TV Guide.
The “To Catch A Predator” host has won seven Emmys and became best known for the “TCAP” series, but he had been with NBC since 1993, TV Guide wrote, and also reported on major news stories like the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The news that Hansen will no longer be on “TCAP” comes just after his former mistress Kristyn Caddell provided photographic proof of his infidelity, Radar Online wrote July 15.
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The former on-air reporter is frustrated that she has struggled to find a steady job after their 2011 affair while Hansen’s career thrived. She told the gossip site exclusively:
“No matter what your philosophy is on someone who has an affair, if it was the man or the woman’s fault, there are two people involved and if I can’t work, he should not be able to work,” she said. “I have lived the double standard. A double standard is an understatement as to what happens in this industry. The women get fired and the men keep going.”