CNN’s One-Hour Deal With Chetry

By Brian 

CNN and Kiran Chetry have been flirting with each other for years.

“I felt she would be a good person to have in the mix, but I also thought there’s no chance of her becoming available unless extraordinary circumstances intervened,” Jon Klein tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Speaking of extraordinary circumstances…

“I couldn’t believe that this was dropping into my lap,” Klein says. After conferring with Jim Walton and Joel Cheatwood, THR says “the deal was done with a verbal agreement less than an hour later.”

“I’ve never been involved in anything like this in 30 years in this business,” Klein says