Kristyn Caddell, the former WPTV-Channel 5 reporter outed as the mistress of the married To Catch a Predator star Chris Hansen, is sounding off for the first time on the heart-breaking affair that, she says, cost her several jobs!
In an open letter published in the newest issue of the Boca Raton-based National Enquirer, the 32-year-old Caddell accuses the pervert-catching Hansen of lying to her about his relationship with his wife.
Clearly, Caddell expected Hansen to leave his wife and mother of their two children for her!
“Chris told me a divorce was inevitable and the wedding ring on his finger was all but for show,” Caddell writes about the four-month affair in 2011.
The Enquirer ran a sting operation on the NBC news star similar to those that Hansen ran on Internet pedophiles in his famous Dateline NBC segments.
The end of the affair
The love match ended when photos of Hansen and Caddell on a date at the Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan, then walking into her Palm Beach apartment building and out in the same clothes in the morning, turned up in the tabloid.
Hansen, 54, whose Predator was canceled, is still married to wife Mary Joan.
“Chris was flying me all over the country; putting us up in the finest hotels; having dinner and mingling with many of his colleagues; having our photographs taken together in public places; he would even speak with my family on the phone,’ Caddell also writes.
The affair apparently started when Caddell introduced herself to Hansen at Blue Martini at CityPlace in West Palm Beach while Hansen was in town for work.
So, why is Caddell finally coming clean two years later?
Keeping a job’s tough
Finding then keeping a job has been tough for Caddell, who blames her career’s nosedive on the affair.
After WPTV officials demoted her to the West Palm Beach NBC affiliate’s Treasure Coast bureau, Caddell mysteriously vanished from the airwaves six months later with no explanation from management.
In early 2012, she drove across country and turned up at KOMO in Seattle. She didn’t last a year.
“I don’t wish any harm on Chris,” Caddell writes in conclusion. “Yet, our affair has essentially destroyed my professional career.”