HLN news anchor Mike Galanos covers hard hitting news stories every day. He anchors HLN News Now mid-day from CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Per Mike's bio on the network's website he covers stories by using phone calls and social media. He is pretty outspoken, too.
Mike had a chance to interview Chelsea Handler when she was in Atlanta on March 15. She was in town promoting her new book Uganda Be Kidding Me and performing at The Fox theatre. Its safe to say Mike met his match in Chelsea!
Mike got right to it at the begining of the interview. After congratulating Chelsea on her book going to #1 on the New York Times best seller list he ask her a very personal question. Chelsea writes in her book about her attraction to her tour guide in South Africa. Mike pressed for details on whether or not she got anywhere with the guy. Chelsea retorted that it was a personal question and none of his business. Mike asked Chelsea if she watches The Bachelor. She said no and asked why he was watching. Chelsea said Mike had better things to do. Since he works in news he should be researching a story. Mike's response that he was watching the show with his wife didn't go over well with Chelsea. She couldn't belive he was married. Also, Chelsea thinks Mike should not be covering entertainment stories because that's her job. Mike does a serious news show and he should stick to that.
Mike took Chelsea's jabs in stride. However, you could tell he was embarassed because he was taken down by a comedian.
You can watch Mike starting at noon weekdays on HLN. You can see Chelsea on her talk show Chelsea Lately Monday through Thursday at 11pm on E!