Chris-Jansing
Chris Jansing | Biography

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  • Full Name Christine Ann Kapostasy
  • Nickname Chris Jansing
  • Occupation News Reporter, Correspondent, Host
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Fairport Harbor, Ohio, USA
  • Birth Date Jan 30, 1957
  • Age 65 Years, 8 Months
MSNBC’s Senior National Correspondent

Chris Jansing | Biography

Former senior White House correspondent for NBC News

In the early 2010s, she hosted MSNBC’s weekday morning news and information program, 'Jansing & Co,' for nearly four years (2010-2014). She then left the program to become a senior White House correspondent for NBC News. She was named NBC News’ senior White House correspondent on 23 June 2014 and held the position until 20 January 2017.


Chris Jansing is a well-known American television news reporter. She presently works for NBC News as a senior national reporter for the network’s cable branch, MSNBC.

Who is Chris Jansing?

Before launching her professional journalism career in radio station WIPS in Ticonderoga, New York, Chris Jansing interned in Columbus, Ohio, at a local cable station. 

After a short stint at WIPS, she was hired as a general assignment reporter for WNYT, an NBC-affiliated television station based in Albany, New York. At WNYT, she served as a weekend anchor and a weekly co-anchor. She spent 17 years at WNTY. During that time, she covered the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, which earned her a ‘New York Emmy Award’ in 1997. 

In 1998, she joined NBC and has been affiliated with the network and its cable branch, MSNBC.

Age and Family

Chris Jansing was born Christine Ann Kapostasy on 30 January 1957 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. She is 64 years old as of 2021. Jansing was born in a Roman Catholic family and was the youngest of 12 children of her parents Tilly and Joseph Kapostasy. 

Jansing graduated from Otterbein College with honors and possesses two honorary doctorates.

MSNBC

After that, Jansing began her career in the national broadcasting company NBC in June 1998 as an anchor and correspondent. She would later serve as a substitute anchor for NBC’s morning news program, Today, and the Sunday version of NBC Nightly News

In the early 2010s, she hosted MSNBC’s weekday morning news and information program, Jansing & Co, for nearly four years. She then left the program to become a senior White House correspondent for NBC News. She was named NBC News’ senior White House correspondent on 23 June 2014.

On 1 June 2017, she was promoted to MSNBC’s senior national correspondent, which she holds to date. As the senior national correspondent for MSNBC, Jansing reports from the White House and Capitol Hill. She also occasionally anchors on MSNBC.

Husband

In 1982, she tied the knot with Robert Jansing, a chemist who worked as a research scientist at the New York State Department of Health in Albany, New York. She began using her husband’s last name after she moved to NBC in 1998. However, their marriage did not last long as they got divorced for unknown reasons. They also have not disclosed their divorce date.

Net Worth and Salary

Jansing has a net worth of $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth as of 2021. Reportedly, she earns an average salary of $201 thousand annually as a senior national correspondent for MSNBC. 

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