Chris Jansing

Christine Ann Kapostasy-Jansing (born January 30, 1957)[1] is an American television journalist. She anchors Chris Jansing Reports airing from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET weekdays on MSNBC, having replaced MTP Daily in May 2022.

Chris Jansing
Chris Jansing (cropped).jpg
Jansing in 2018
Christine Ann Kapostasy

(1957-01-30) January 30, 1957 (age 65)
Alma materOtterbein College
OccupationTelevision journalist
Years active1980–present
EmployerNBCUniversal, Comcast
Spouse(s)Robert Jansing (m. 1982; div.)
  • Tilly Kapostasy
  • Joseph Kapostasy

Jansing previously hosted Jansing and Company on MSNBC from 2010 to 2014, and served as the NBC News senior White House correspondent from 2014 to 2017.

Early life and educationEdit

Jansing was born to a Roman Catholic family[2] in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, the youngest of 12 children of Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy.[3] She is of Hungarian and Slovak descent. Originally a political science major, Jansing switched majors to broadcast journalism after working for the college radio station.[3] In 1978, she graduated from Otterbein College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.[3]


Jansing preparing to interview Senator Michael Bennet during his 2020 presidential campaign.

After college, she worked as an intern at a cable station in Columbus, Ohio, and then accepted a job for a short stint at radio station WIPS in Ticonderoga, New York. She then accepted a position as a general assignment reporter for WNYT television in Albany, New York, where she quickly rose to become the weekend anchor and then the weekly co-anchor.[3] She stayed at WNYT for 17 years.[3] While there, she won a New York Emmy Award in 1997 for her coverage of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta.[4] Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998, at which point she began to use the last name of Jansing professionally instead of her maiden name of Kapostasy that she had used before then.[5] She has since anchored and reported for MSNBC and has been a substitute anchor for The Today Show, and the Sunday version of NBC Nightly News. In 2008, she relocated to Los Angeles and worked as a field reporter for two years before returning as an anchor in 2010.[3] Chris Jansing previously anchored the 10 am hour on MSNBC weekdays on Jansing and Company, with Richard Lui regularly serving as a correspondent and substitute anchor. The show ended on June 13, 2014, when Jansing became NBC's Senior White House Correspondent.

On June 1, 2017, Jansing was named senior national correspondent for MSNBC. As part of the role, Jansing would continue to anchor the network's breaking news coverage alongside Brian Williams, as well as provide coverage from the White House and Capitol Hill.[6][7] On May 6, 2022, it was announced that with the move of MTP Daily to NBC News NOW, Jansing would take over the slot with her own hour of MSNBC Reports.[8]


Personal lifeEdit

In 1982, she married Robert Jansing, a chemist, who ran an analytical chemistry laboratory, and in 1998, upon her move to NBC, she began using her married name. She explained it was easier for viewers to pronounce.[12]

The couple subsequently divorced.[9]


  1. ^ "Chris Jansing: 5 Things To Know About Journalist Taking Over Chuck Todd's MSNBC Slot". HollywoodLife. May 6, 2022.
  2. ^ Shister, Gail (February 21, 2013). "Before the Smoke Clears, Covering the Conclave". TVNewser. AdWeek. Retrieved May 6, 2022. To Jansing, a lifelong Catholic, the Vatican holds special significance
  3. ^ a b c d e f Her Life Magazine: "Inspirations - CHRIS JANSING" by Ann E. Butenas March 2013
  4. ^ "Kapostasy, DiNicola Earn New York Emmys," Albany NY Times-Union, April 29, 1997, p. C8
  5. ^ Rob Owen, "WNYT After Kapostasy," Albany Times-Union, May 30, 1998, p. D7
  6. ^ Ariens, Chris. "Chris Jansing Named MSNBC Senior National Correspondent". TVNewser. Adweek. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  7. ^ "MSNBC Correspondent Says Believing That There Are Only Two Genders Is 'Incendiary'". Pluralist. August 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Johnson, Ted (May 6, 2022). "Chuck Todd's 'Meet The Press Daily' To Move From MSNBC To Streaming Platform NBC News Now". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Gardner Jr, Ralph (March 19, 2012). "An Anchor's Rise". Wall Street Journal.
  10. ^ "Chris Jansing". NBC News. January 20, 2004. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  11. ^ Chris Ariens (June 10, 2016). "Chris Jansing Inducted Into New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame". TVNewser. AdWeek. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  12. ^ "Kapostasy Changing On-Air Name," Albany NY Times-Union, June 20, 1998, p. D6

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Chuck Todd
NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Succeeded by
Hallie Jackson