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Erin Burnett Reveals She Kissed Dan Rather To A Shocked Carson Daly

CNN’s Erin Burnett sat down with Carson Daly on NBC’s Last Call, sharing an intimate story about her childhood that inspired her TV career.

Daly had asked the OutFront host about what influenced her to get into television, and she replied it must have been in her subconscious.

“When I was a little kid, I used to — because we didn’t get cable, my parents still can’t get cable because it is so in the middle of nowhere — they get satellite,” Burnett began. “So when I was little, we would get the news hour and we would watch Dan Rather — so at the end of Dan Rather when I was like, probably six I would always go up at the end of the night and give Dan Rather a kiss good night on the screen.”

“Oh my gosh!” Daly said. “Are we rolling this?”

“Yeah, but they found out at school and then this girl — I won’t way what her name was because I’m sure she’s a very nice grown-up,” Burnett continued. “Anyway, she outed me about it and it was one of the most humiliating moments of my life. ‘Cause it was years after. I’m like, ‘Oh I don’t do that anymore. What do you mean?'”

“Right,” Daly said.

“I don’t kiss him anymore!” Burnett contended.

“That’s very telling,” Daly responded.

Watch Burnett’s revelation below via NBC:

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