Chris Jansing Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Education, MSNBC, Salary and Net Worth

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Chris Jansing Biography

Chris Jansing is a news reporter for American television. She is currently working for NBC News as a senior national reporter for the cable division of the network, MSNBC, and as a breaking news anchor for the channel alongside Brian Williams. From 2014 to January 20, 2017, Jansing was Senior White House correspondent for NBC News. She hosted an MSNBC show called Jansing and Business, from 2010 to 2014.

Chris Jansing Age

She was born Christine Ann Kapostasy-Jansing on January 30, 1957. She is 66 years old as of 2023.

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Chris Jansing Height

Jansing stands at an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches or 1.68 m. She weighs 132 lbs or 60 kg.

Chris Jansing Parents

Jansing was born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, to a Roman Catholic family, the youngest of Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy ‘s 12 children. She’s of Slovak and Hungarian descent.

Chris Jansing Education

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein College in 1978. Originally a political science student, after working for the college radio station, Jansing switched majors to broadcast journalism.

Chris Jansing Husband

She married Robert Jansing, a chemist, in 1982, who owned an analytical chemistry laboratory, and she started using her married name after switching to NBC in 1998. She explained it was easier to pronounce for viewers. The couple, however, eventually divorced and there is no information about her current relationship.

Chris Jansing MSNBC News

She worked as an intern at a cable station in Columbus, Ohio, after college, and then took a brief stint at WIPS Radio Station in Ticonderoga, New York. Chris then accepted a job as a WNYT television general assignment reporter in Albany, New York, where she rose rapidly to become the weekend anchor and then the weekly co-anchor. She remained for 17 years at WNYT.

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While there, for her coverage of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, she received a New York Emmy Award in 1997. In June 1998, Jansing joined NBC News, at which point she started to officially use Jansing’s last name instead of her maiden name, Kapostasy, which she had used before. Since then, she has anchored and covered for MSNBC and has been a backup anchor for The Today Show and NBC Nightly News’ Sunday edition.

She moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and worked for two years as a field reporter before returning in 2010 as an anchor. On MSNBC weekdays on Jansing and Business, Chris Jansing previously anchored the 10 am hour, with Richard Lui frequently working as a reporter and replacement anchor. On June 13, 2014, the show ended when Jansing became the Senior White House Correspondent for NBC.

Jansing was appointed senior national correspondent for MSNBC on June 1, 2017. As part of the job, alongside Brian Williams, Jansing will continue to anchor the network’s breaking news coverage, as well as provide White House and Capitol Hill coverage.

Chris Jansing Aunts Death

Chris lost the name Maggie to her aunt in July. As is explicitly quoted below, this is according to her Twitter post. “This morning, COVID took my beloved Aunt Margie.

In January, I last visited her, so thankful for that time together and for the exceptional staff at her FL hospital who helped me say goodbye through FaceTime. But I wouldn’t wish anyone this. Wear a mask PLEASE.

Chris Jansing Salary

According to NBC News anchors and reporters’ salaries, Jansing receives an annual average salary of $73,220.

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Chris Jansing Net Worth

She has an estimated Net Worth of $4 million dollars, which has accrued during her career as a news correspondent.

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Chris Jansing Awards

  • An Emmy Award for her coverage of the bombing of the 1996 Olympic Park at the Atlanta Olympics. She has a second Emmy Award as well.
  • “Best Individual” award for her study on hunger in New York State from the New York State Broadcasters Association.
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the New York State Broadcasters Association in June 2016.