How Did Chris Jansing Become a Senior Correspondent at MSNBC and Who Is Her Husband?

An award-winning American television news reporter and journalist, Chris Jansing has succeeded in carving a spectacular niche for herself in the field of TV journalism. Outstanding for not just her excellence in journalism, Chris is also cherished for her incredibly gorgeous looks post 60!

For close to four decades, Jansing has continued to soar in her broadcasting career, reaching her present position of Senior National Correspondent for NBC News’ MSNBC. She is currently the network’s Breaking News co-presenter. Prior to her current position, Chris only worked as a senior correspondent for the White House, a role she now plays alongside the latest.

Chris Jansing’s Knack For Broadcast Journalism Came To Light At A College Radio Station

Chris Jansing developed a passion for journalism while still a child. She, therefore, enrolled in the Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, in 1974. She joined the institution after high school to study Political Science and Broadcast Journalism with a major in Political Science. Chris, however, later switched to majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She took the life-changing decision after discovering her real talents while working for the Otterbein College’s radio house.

She achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein College in 1978, the school is now renamed to Otterbein University.

Her Television Broadcasting Career Took Off At WNYT

Chris Jansing kicked off her career in broadcast journalism as an intern at a Columbus cable news network in Ohio. She thereafter briefly worked for WIPS Radio Station in Ticonderoga, New York City. Chris debuted her television broadcasting career in 1981 as a general assignment reporter at WNYT television, Albany, New York. Her broadcasting talents could not be hidden, and so, she was soon made the network’s weekend news presenter, and subsequently a weekdays co-presenter.

After seventeen long years, she left WNYT for NBC News in June 1998. It was during her stay with WNYT that she earned an Emmy Award for her outstandingly courageous coverage of the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

She Has Executed Numerous Roles Since Joining NBC In 1998

Joining one of the renowned TV networks in the United States, Chris Jansing took up many roles and participated in a number of remarkable television series/programs. In 2005, she started anchoring The Ethical Edge and hosted nine episodes of the show from 2005 to 2006. She then did a two-year stint on field journalism for NBC in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2010. More so, she featured in Now with Alex Wagner for a year and also worked as a correspondent in one episode of The Report in 2014.

After spending over a decade and a half at NBC, Jansing rose through the ranks and began working as the network’s Senior White House Correspondent in June 2014. As such, she occasionally works as the host, as well as a Senior White House Correspondent for MSNBC Live, a GLAAD Media Award-winning program that provides breaking news coverage on weekday mornings. It was previously a daily program airing for several hours but now changed to an hour-long show that features exclusive special reports and stories from contributing hosts and correspondents.

Chris occasionally appeared on The Today Show, an NBC news and talk morning television show from 2008 to 2015, and equally worked as Senior White House Correspondent on the show which is now the fifth longest-running American television series. She additionally assumed other roles such as rotating news anchor and substitute co-anchor on The Weekend Today from 2008 to 2019. She has further participated in Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, Hardball with Chris Matthews, All in with Chris Hayes, The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Overnight California Primary Coverage, News Nation with Tamron Hall, and Morning Joe.

Chris Jansing has so far spent over twenty years working on NBC Network, and she is mostly recognized for her role as the anchor of Jansing & Co, as well as NBC Nightly News where she has also worked as the Senior White House Correspondent. From 2010 to 2014, she hosted Jansing and Company, a weekday morning news and information program alongside Richard Lui who served as the in-studio correspondent. The show was brought to an end following her promotion to Senior White House Correspondent.

Jansing Was Named A Senior National Correspondent In 2017

Chris Jansing is widely regarded among the talented and renowned broadcast journalists in the United States. Thanks to her work ethics and professionalism which landed her the position of MSNBC’s Senior National Correspondent in June 2017, just after three years she was named Senior White House Correspondent. With her new role, the proficient journalist will continue to cover the White House, as well as Capitol Hill.

Also, she will continue to serve as the anchor of MSNBC’s breaking news coverage together with Brian Williams and has continued to occasionally anchor MSNBC Live. Since taking up her new role, Jansing has co-hosted other shows, including Deadline: White House, MTP Daily, and The Beat with Ari Melber. Since joining NBC, she has covered many remarkable events.

Some of her remarkable works include the Pope John Paul II beatification ceremony in Rome held in May 2001; September 11, 2001 – U.S. twin tower terrorist attack; New Orleans Hurricane Katrina disaster that occurred in August 2005; and the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle royal wedding held in London in May 2018.

She Has Received Many Accolades Over The Course Of Her Career

Following her remarkable works as a journalist since kickstarting her career, Chris Jansing has bagged many awards. While with WNYT in 1997, she received her first Emmy Award for providing excellent coverage of the Olympic Park bombing that occurred in Atlanta. She then received her second News & Documentary Emmy Award in the year 2015 for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form following her role in NBC News Special for Malaysia Flight 17.

For her excellent and positively impacting performances as a media personality, Chris Jansing once emerged the New York State Broadcasters Association “Best Person”. In 2016, the Association formally admitted her into their Hall of Fame.

The Proficient Journalist Was Once Married

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Chris and Robert Jansing (Image Source)

 Jansing was previously married to American chemist and scientist, Robert Jansing. Chris and Robert tied the knot in 1982. They, however, divorced later on an undisclosed date and for undisclosed reasons. Both during and after their marital life, Chris and Robert kept their affairs private. Neither of them has ever opened up about their relationship, as well as separation. The former couple had no children together.

Meanwhile, Chris only replaced her maiden name, Kapostatsy with her husband’s name, Jansing in 1998. That was after over fifteen years of marriage. But despite her divorce from Robert Jansing, she has continued to use Jansing as her official last name, citing its easy pronunciation as her reason.

Her Current Relationship Status Is Shrouded In Mystery

With her incredible works in broadcast journalism, Chris has attracted immense media attention, as such, her love life has been under public scrutiny. Unfortunately, the romantic life of the ever glowing sexagenerian has not been as progressive as her professional life. Following her split from Robert Jansing, she has not been linked to any other man and doesn’t have any kid yet.

At the moment, Chris Jansing is most likely single and not dating anyone. She seems to be very devoted to making the best out of her professional life and so far, she hasn’t done badly.


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