Kiran vs. Kyra

On-camera wife vs. off-screen girlfriend. American Morning co-anchor John Roberts was the lucky man in the middle yesterday between his television wife co-host Kiran Chetry and paramour Kyra Phillips (CNN Newsroom anchor). For the reader unfamiliar with the brunette beauties, they look rather similar: in fact, they might be mistaken for sisters with Kiran being the younger and fairer of the two.

Before the fun began during “Dr. [Sanjay] Gupta’s Mailbag” segment, co-anchor John Roberts read a viewer’s Tweet asking, “How can I reduce my growing belly?”: then, chuckling, he abashedly commented, “It was funny: I was looking into this myself this morning ’cause my sweetheart’s always busting on me for, you know, ‘You ought to get a six pack [well-toned abs]: you got to eat properly. I might be a little old for a six pack but, maybe, I can get in one or two in there. You know?”*

Sympathetically, Sanjay replied, “Not at all.” Then, suddenly, putting his hand to his ear and pointing off set, a smiling Sanjay said, “I think I hear Kyra cackling somewhere in the background just right now. Even louder now!” Chortling heartily, John said, “I hear her, too. As he did, off camera, Kyra yelled, “He’ll never have a six pack.” Repeating her for John’s sake, Sanja stated, “He’ll never have a six pack.” Touching his earpiece, John responded, “Oh, yeah! I hear her, too.”

Subsequently, John’s AM co-host, Kiran Chetry, not quite catching the tense of Kyra’ comment, interjected, “She’s screaming, ‘He never had a six pack.'” Turning completely towards John and gesticulating animatedly, Kiran exclaimed, “She just let you off the hook! If you never had one, how are you going to get one now?” Somewhat evasively, John joshed, “I had a six pack in my hands over the weekend. Some Longboard Beer, that’s what it was.”

Later, after Sanjay finally answered question, Kiran told him that he was “getting very thin from the triathlon training” and “we weren’t sending you a six pack.” Piping up and waving the loser sign wildly, John stated, “By the way, you can talk to Kyra about six packs. Okay?” Sanjay chuckled, “I will. I am right now…I’m gonna walk over there.”

Ending the segment, Kiran lightly pounded the desk with her fist, picked up her papers, and leaned back in her chain. Turning her eyes upon her tv hubby (who looked down and away), Kiran took one parting shot at her off-screen rival Kyra. She sniped, “What’s good for the gander is good for the goose!”

American Morning catfight? Rowrrrr!

American Morning – 04/15/10 (@8:55 a.m. ET)

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One Response to “Kiran vs. Kyra”

  1. hgb3 Says:

    Can’t they even do one news segment without talking about beer? Beer…and geese…and ganders….and cats….. makes me hungry.

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