He immediately got fired from NBC and his contract with the show to catch a predator was not renewed. It seems his small fun has led him towards his own disaster.
NBC stated that "The reason Hansen’s contract wasn’t being renewed was simple, his personal life was becoming an embarrassing distraction to NBC. As a journalist, when your personal life begins making the news, there are big problems.”
At that time his wife didn't comment on the situation and it looks like she has nothing to say about her cheater of a husband.
He also said that the wedding ring on his finger is just for a show and his marriage is almost over.
She stated that "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."
She also said that the 4-months-affair had a very negative impact on her career. She said that all she has nothing to do with the Chris now, and all she wants is a career that she rightfully deserves.
The couple still resides in their home in Connecticut, the United States with their two children.
Source: Daily Mail
The couple got married on 18th November 1989 and they are stuck to each other ever since. Despite his affair, his wife remained with him when all the country was thinking that he will definitely get divorced from his wife for real now.
It looks like that his wife was totally understandable and she, in the end, forgives her husband for what he has done.
One cannot find a wife like that and Chris is definitely lucky in that aspect.
New Beginning after Catch a Predator
After he was fired from NBC, he joined Warner Bros network and started to host the show called Crime Watch Daily after season 1.
The show is mainly focused on many unsolved murder cases and missing person cases.
Source: Daily Mail
From an early age, Chris has an interest in doing crime reporting. When he was 14-years-old, he witnessed the kidnapping of Jimmy Hoffa. He saw many police and FBI cars there and he was a little bit disturbed.
Though, the incident had a very big effect on his brain as he then decided to become a crime reporter.
Even though his reputation may have been a bit tarnished after the scandal affair but he is still one of the most reliable crime reporters in the country.
Recently, he was investigating the kidnapping of a jogger, who was then left to the streets three weeks after the kidnapping. He derived that there may be a possible cult connection.
In the latest episode, Chris is going to reveal new information regarding the case and many of his fans are very excited for that.