Chris Jansing


Chris Jansing was born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, United States on January 30th, 1957 and is the Journalist. At the age of 67, Chris Jansing biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Christine Kapostasy
Date of Birth
January 30, 1957
United States
Place of Birth
Fairport Harbor, Ohio, United States
67 years old
Zodiac Sign
$4 Million
Chris Jansing Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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Hair Color
Dark brown
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Chris Jansing Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Otterbein College
Chris Jansing Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Robert Jansing (m. 1982; div.)
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Tilly Kapostasy, Joseph Kapostasy
Chris Jansing Life

Christine Ann Kapostasy-Jansing (born January 30, 1957), also known as Chris Jansing, is an American television news reporter.

She now works for NBC News as senior national reporter for the network's cable division, MSNBC, and as a breaking news anchor for the channel alongside Brian Williams.

From 2014 to January 20, 2017, Jansing was NBC News senior White House correspondent.

Jansing and Company, a MSNBC program from 2010 to 2014, appeared on MSNBC.

Early life and education

Jansing was born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and was the youngest of Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy's 12 children. She is of Hungarian and Slovak descent. After working for the college radio station as a political science major, Jansing jumped to broadcast journalism. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein College in 1978.

Personal life

She married Robert Jansing, a chemist, who operated an analytical chemistry lab, in 1982, and then, upon her return to NBC, she started using her married name. She explained that it was easier for viewers to pronounce.

The couple wed her together.


Chris Jansing Career


She started as an intern at a cable station in Columbus, Ohio, and then accepted a job at radio station WIPS (AM) in Ticonderoga, New York, New York, for a short time. She later accepted a position as a general assignment reporter for WNYT television in Albany, New York, where she quickly rose to become the weekend anchor and then the weekly co-anchor. She remained with WNYT for 17 years. She was given a New York Emmy Award in 1997 for her coverage of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta. Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998, at which time she began to use Jansing's last name rather than her maiden name of Kapostasy, which she hadn't used before. She has since anchoring and reporting for MSNBC, and has appeared on The Today Show and the Sunday version of NBC Nightly News. In 2008, she moved to Los Angeles and spent two years as a field reporter before returning as an anchor in 2010. On MSNBC weekdays on Jansing and Company, Chris Jansing used to anchor the 10 am hour, with Richard Lui regularly serving as a reporter and substitute anchor. When Jansing became NBC's Senior White House Correspondent, the program came to an end on June 13, 2014.

Jansing was named senior national correspondent for MSNBC on June 1, 2017. Jansing will continue to anchor the network's breaking news coverage alongside Brian Williams, as well as providing coverage from the White House and Capitol Hill as part of the position. With the change of MTP Daily to NBC News NOW, Jansing will take over the slot with her own hour of MSNBC News on May 6, 2022.


Chris Jansing Awards


  • An Emmy Award for her coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. She also has a second Emmy Award.
  • "Best Person" award from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her report on hunger in New York State.
  • Inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in June 2016.