Many reporters can’t boast of getting an Emmy Award for doing something outstanding in journalism but Chris Jansing stands out as one of those who have earned this prestigious recognition. She is not just an outstanding reporter but also a TV host and correspondent who has set a pace in the field of journalism.
Her exploits thereof is highlighted by her coverage of the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II in Rome, the United States twin tower terrorist attack, the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the royal marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, amongst so many other intriguing coups.
Jansing has worked as a senior correspondent for NBC News in the White House and has covered a lot of political issues in Washington D.C. Learn more about the journalist in the passages below.
Age and Family Background of Chris Jansing
Chris Jansing was born on the 30th of January 1957 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio to the family of Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy. She was named Christine Ann Kapostasy at birth and was the last child of the Kapostasy’s very large family.
It is known that she has eleven older siblings. Apart from this, it is difficult to tell a thing about them as they are not public figures like Chris. Her parents are Christians and Jansing was raised a Roman Catholic. Her ancestry has been traced to Hungary and Slovakia.
Jansing’s childhood is shrouded in secrecy; for now, it is not known what she did as a child or the highschool she attended. However, it is a known fact that she initially planned to major in political science at Otterbein College.
The Journey, Awards, and Earnings of Her Career
While in college, Chris Jansing served the school’s radio station and soon switched majors to broadcast journalism. Chris eventually graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon graduation, she landed her first job as an intern at a cable station in Columbus, Ohio after which she worked at radio station WIPS in Ticonderoga. She also worked as a general assignment reporter and soon became an anchor at WNYT television Albany, New York. She was still at WNYT when she won her first Award in 1997.
In 1998, Jansing left WNYT for NBC News. She served the establishment in various capacities and soon became the Senior White House Correspondent for NBC; this was in June 2014 and the job required her to cover events at the White House and Capitol Hill. Three years later in 2017, Chis Jansing became a senior national correspondent for MSNBC.
Jansing has received two Emmys so far: the first was for her detailed coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park bombing during the Olympic Games in Atlanta and the second for a detailed report on hunger in New York. There is no doubt that Jansing attracts a good salary as a successful journalist. While there is no verified information on the exact amount she takes home, her net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.
Who Is Chris Jansing’s Husband?
The media sensation is in her sixties as of this writing but it’s as though she’s only a few years above forty. With an hourglass figure that stands her out from the crowd comes the many questions from fans that revolve around Chris Jansing’s love life. Among other things, they want to know if she’s married and the person who has been so blessed to have her as a wife.
To the best of our knowledge, Jansing is currently single. Nonetheless, she was once married to Robert Jansing, a chemist who ran an analytical chemistry laboratory. They got married back in 1982 after a low profile dating.
What Happened to Her Marriage?
The couple stayed together happily for years before they suddenly got divorced. Their breakup was so smooth that neither a speck of dust nor a track was left behind for the media to follow. The day they officially parted ways is not even known as Chris and her ex-husband have been mute about the whole process to date. Although divorced, Jansing still uses her married name.
Chris and her ex-husband didn’t have any children before their marriage hit the rocks, she mother to no one.