Kiran Carrie Chetry (born August 26, 1974) is a Nepali American television broadcast journalist anchor who, until 2011, was a cable news anchor for CNN's early morning program. From 2001 to 2007 she reported -- and then anchored -- cable news at Fox News. Kiran means 'ray of light'. Chetry refers to the large traditional caste of rulers and soldiers among Hindus in the Middle Hills of Nepal. Kiran's father Hom Chetry belongs to this caste and uses it as his surname. Kiran's mother Nancy is of Ukrainian, Dutch and German ancestry. The couple met while Nancy was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Kiran was born in Patan Hospital (Shanta Bhawan), Kathmandu. Seven months later her parents moved their new family to America.
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