Did NBC’s ‘Predator’ Catcher Chris Hansen Get Caught In His Own Scandal?

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In this world of viral news and hidden cameras, irony can sting even the most seemingly virtuous among us. And apparently so can the National Enquirer.

The tabloid that sank former presidential candidate John Edwards has this time apparently exposed reporter Chris Hansen in the same way he exposes people on his Dateline NBC show “To Catch a Predator,” albeit for a different allegation: cheating on his wife. See footage from the video here.

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The Enquirer reports in today’s newsstand issue that Hansen has kept up a four-month fling with Kristyn Caddell, a reporter for a Florida NBC affiliate. Hidden cameras recorded the two at a hotel, then leaving her apartment — with luggage — the next day.

Hansen became famous for the “Predator” show, in which he catches potential pedophiles with the help of decoys and hidden cameras. But the Enquirer seems to have done the same in semi-low tech fashion. And there’s nobody asking him “why don’t you have a seat right there?”

Asked about the report by Yahoo! News, an NBC spokeswoman said: “We don’t comment on National Enquirer stories.”

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