Chris Jansing was born on January 30, 1957, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, the USA in a Roman Catholic family. Formerly named as Christie Ann “Chris” Kapostasy, she is of American nationality and is of Roman Catholic ethnicity.
Chris was born to parents Joseph Kapostasy (father) and Tilly Kapostasy(mother). Also, 5 feet 6 inches tall Chris was the youngest of 12 children from her parents. Furthermore, Chris is of Hungarian and Slovak descent. Ever since her childhood, Chris was intrigued by the world of Journalism.
Initially, a political science major, Jansing switched majors to journalism after working for the college radio station. Then in 1978, Chirs Jansing graduated from the Otterbein College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Chris Jansing Career
At first, after her graduation, Chris Jansing worked at the cable station in Columbus, Ohio as an intern. And moreover, after the internship, Chris accepted a job for a short stint at radio station WIPS in Ticonderoga, New York.
Finally, the blonde correspondent got the job offer as a general assignment reporter from WNYT television in Albany, NewYork. From there, Chris gained experience as well as her popularity steadily began to rise. Similarly, Chris ended up working for 17 years.
Soon in June of 1998, Chris Jansing joined NBC News and officially started using “Jansing” as her professional name instead of her maiden name “Kapostasy”. Since then it seems like her luck has taken a toll for good.
In addition, Jansing started her anchoring and reporting for MSNBC and has been a substitute anchor for The Today Show and the Sunday Version of NBC Nightly News.
Ultimately in 2008, Jansing relocated to Los Angeles and worked as a field reporter for two years before returning as an anchor in 2010. Moreover, Jansing previously worked as a correspondent and substitute anchor with Richard Liu on Jansing a Company.
However, the show came to an end on June 13, 2014, instantly after Jansing became NBC’s senior White House Correspondent.
Awards and Achievements
With over a decade of her career, Jansing has earned recognition for the dedication to her work. Especially in 1997, Chris Jansing was awarded an Emmy Award for her coverage of the 1996Olympic Park Bombing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Moreover, Jansing was honored with the “Best Person” award from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her report on hunger in New York State.
Notably, the remarkable reporter was also included in the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in June 2016.
Chris Jansing Net Worth
Chris Jansing has dedicated her life and youth to her job as a reporter. As a matter of fact, with over a decade of experience, it’s no wonder that Jansing earns a significant amount. Even without public information, it is assumed that she earns more than a million annually.
In fact, Chris Jansing net worth as of 2019, is estimated to be $8 million.
Personal Life and Rumors
The infamous 62 years old reporter was married to Robert Jansing, a chemist, who ran analytical chemistry. In fact, the two tied their knots officially in 1982 and Jansing officially began using her surname ‘Jansing’.
On the other hand, it was rumored that the lovely couple has split up and people began to wonder if Jansing was single. Indeed, the rumor came to be true as Jansing revealed that the couple has divorced and went their separate ways.
Social Media Presence
Being the journalist, Chris Jansing keeps herself updated with the current events and issues. Similarly, Jansing is active on social media sites including personal Facebook and Twitter accounts.