Running Kiran Caught

Chetry explains, “Ok so here’s what happened.” Today, American Morning co-anchor Kiran Chetry was seen casually leaving the scene of an accident and she was caught as she raced back to it. However, she is expected to escape any legal liability.

The accident that Kiran left this morning was the Gulf Oil spill (or, at least, a segment on it with Philippe Cousteau being interviewed by AM co-hosts Christine Romans and Ali Velshi). As the shot opened, Christine and Aly were at the AM desk introducing their story: in the background, Kiran could be eyed sauntering to the back of the AM newsroom in her trademark black Ugg boots. Two minutes later, when Couteau lost his audio and Ali and Christine were explaining it to the viewers, Kiran was caught on camera running furiously back down the newsroom aisle toward the AM desk.

Perhaps, with a producer in her ear, Kiran suddenly darted off camera momentarily. Then, while downing one last bite, Kiran eased back to the AM desk and turned her mike back on. As Kiran did, Ali glanced at her briefly but continued to nonchalantly discuss the BP spill effects with Christine. As they finished and Cousteau’s audio returned, Kiran seamlessly joined the conversation as if nothing had ever happened.

However, an alert AM viewer, Geoff Sanders, spotted it, posted it to his Facebook, and Tweeted Kiran a link. Unfortunately, for her, while Sanders deemed it funny, two of his “friends” were less charitable: one said that it was “so weird” and another called Kiran a derogatory term for the mentally challenged.

In response, Kiran quickly Tweeted Sanders and the rest of her Twitter followers, saying, “Ok so here’s what happened” and included a link to her Facebook page. There, she elaborated, “i was grabbing some food & phillipe’s [sic] shot went down so they called me back to set i ran so fast i didn’t realize i was in background. http://on.fb.me/htxehm.”

Happily, Kiran, you did not. You provided your AM audience with a delightful diversion from the still grim Gulf Coast news. And, kudos, for explaining it to your fans posthaste–not to mention, turning that dreadful distancing AM backdrop into a more personal, pleasing one.

*American Morning – 04/20/11 (@ 8:13 a.m. ET)

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4 Responses to “Running Kiran Caught”

  1. Nick Says:

    I love Kiran for keeping us on our toes! AND;
    as long as the cat’s out of the bag, here’s the video in HD with slo-motion:

    http://hotfile.com/dl/115174941/4fff73d/Classic_Kiran_running_in_the_background.m2ts.html

  2. jakeho Says:

    Thanks, Nick. Great vid!

  3. stewartiii Says:

    ChickaBOOMer| CNN: Running on Empty
    http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2011/04/cnn-running-on-empty.html

  4. CNN: Running on Empty | Chickaboomer | Marty Davis Says:

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