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First-run strip “Crime Watch Daily” from Warner Bros. will have a new host and a new name when the show premieres its second season on Monday, September 12. Veteran investigative journalist Chris Hansen is joining the series, which will now be called “Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen.” Hansen is the crime reporter best known for his headline-making investigations on NBC’s “Dateline,” where he helped put 300 predators behind bars with his hidden camera series “To Catch a Predator.”
Said creator/executive producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, who said: “There isn’t a bigger, more respected name in crime reporting than Chris Hansen. We hunted down Chris the way he hunts down predators to take this job. We are excited to have him lead our amazing team of correspondents, to build on our success and take Crime Watch Daily to the next level.”
Hansen will bring his “Predator” franchise back to life on the show in a revamped, broader-reaching new signature series called “Hansen vs. Predator.” In these segments, Hansen will help bust a new breed of child predators that can now target children through a myriad of new social media platforms. He will also go after predatory teachers, dirty politicians, financial scammers and even celebrities.