Attractive blonde Kristyn Caddell is working for Orlando’s ABC affiliate WFTV Channel 9, RadarOnline.com has learned.
It’s Caddell’s latest posting after being ensnarled in a sex scandal that ultimately led to Hansen being told he would not have his contract renewed at the Peacock network — just two weeks after we published photo proof of the tryst he’d long denied.
In the wake of his disgrace, Caddell complained that she’d been essentially blackballed from the television news industry after her secret relationship with the married father-of-two was exposed.
“No matter what your philosophy is on someone who has an affair, if it was the man or the woman’s fault, there are two people involved and if I can’t work, he should not be able to work,” Caddell, 32, told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive video interview — which you can watch below.
“I have lived the double standard… a double standard is an understatement as to what happens in this industry. The women get fired and the men keep going.”
Caddell, then a news reporter at NBC affiliate WPTV, met the 54-year-old father-of-two NBC correspondent in a Palm Beach, Fla., bar in March two-and-a-half-years ago.
He was spotted entering Caddell’s building later that night then exiting the following morning with the same clothes on.
Hansen had led her to believe his 20-year marriage to wife Mary Joan was on its last legs, when it was not.
Two-timing Hansen previously rebuffed the scandal, saying only that reports were “full of hurtful lies.”
Speaking to RadarOnline.com last July, she said she was “mad” that she was labelled the mistress, but that Hansen had emerged from the controversy, at least until that point, relatively unscathed.
“I am mad about what has happened to my life. I’m mad at myself for being so naïve and believing someone. But I know it was my own choice and I take responsibility for that,” she said.
“No one, not even whether you’re the janitor or the CEO of a company, no one should have to have endured and dealt with the things I have as a woman. I’m 32 years old. I have a college degree. I worked really damn hard.
“I’m going to keep fighting for what I want to do. I’m a journalist and that’s what I’ll always be.”
Until this job in Orlanda, Caddell had been unable to hold down a job: She worked at a Seattle, Wash., station, before moving to NBC affiliate KSNV-Channel 3 in Las Vegas, Nev., where she was on-air until mid-2013.
During the interview with Radar, Caddell said she was hopeful of landing another opportunity.
“I think what it’s going to take for someone to hire me is for someone to look at me and say ‘This girl made a mistake. It happened two years ago. She’s good at her job. She’s been through a lot,’” Caddell said.
“I’ve been resilient. That should count for something. That should kept trying to fight for what I love to do. It’s going to take someone to see that and say I’m going to put my faith in her. And trust me I learned a lesson.”