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 now, Jansing has continued to soar in her broadcasting career, reaching her present position of Senior National Correspondent for NBC News‘ “MSNBC”. She is currently also 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. Here is more about the TV journalist’s life and career as well as her romantic life.
Chris Jansing Bio
Chris Jansing was born in Fairport Harbour, Ohio, U.S. on 30th January, 1957. Her birth name is Christine Ann Kapostasy. Chris was born into a large family of Killy and Joseph Kapostasy who had 12 children in total. She is of Hungarian-Slovak ethnicity.
Chris Jansing developed a passion for journalism while still a child. She, therefore, enrolled at the Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio in 1974 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.
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 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.
Other remarkable events that Chris Jansing has covered during her career include, the May 1, 2001 Pope John Paul II beatification ceremony in Rome, the September 11, 2001 U.S. twin tower terrorist attack, August 29, 2005 New Orleans Hurricane Katrina disaster, May 19, 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle royal wedding in London, among numerous others.
She has also participated in a number of remarkable television series/programs including The Ethical Edge (2005-2008), Access Hollywood (1996-present), and MSNBC Live (1996-present).
Chris Jansing has so far spent over twenty years working on NBC Network, hosting and co-hosting several shows and programs including Jansing and Company, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News. She also did a two-year stint on field journalism for NBC in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2010.
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.
Chris is a brown-eyed blonde, with the enviable hourglass body figure, measuring 36-28-38 inches. She stands at a tall height of 1.68 meters (5 feet 5 inches).
In addition to working for the NBC, Jansing is also an employee of America’s giant telecommunications conglomerate, Comcast Corporation.
Is Chris Jansing Of Msnbc Married? Who Is Her Husband – Robert Jansing?
Chris 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 married name, Jansing in 1998. That was after over fifteen years of marriage. But despite having divorced Robert Jansing, she has continued to use Jansing as her official last name, citing its easy pronunciation as her reason. She has also remained single ever since, without any romantic link to any other man.
At the moment, Chris Jansing is most likely single and dating no one.