Chris Jansing is an American news media personality who currently works as a senior national correspondent for NBC News. She is a long-serving news correspondent for NBC news network and has worked for various news agencies in the United States. The 60 years old Chris has won an Emmy Award for her outstanding work in journalism and also has accumulated huge earnings from her professional career.
Striking Salary As News Correspondent
Chris became the senior White House correspondent of NBC in 2014. She is currently serving as the senior national correspondent for MSNBC since June 2017. Chris has earned a remarkable amount of salary from her long experience in NBC. According to careerbliss.com, the NBC News Correspondents make $201,000 per year. It is 134% higher than the national average for all correspondents in the USA. Being a senior correspondent, Chris enjoys the annual salary of around $201,000.
Chris joined NBC News in June 1998 as an anchor and reporter for MSNBC. She also worked as a substitute anchor for The Today Show and the Sunday version of NBC Nightly News. Chris moved to Los Angeles in 2008, working as a field reporter for almost two years and later, she returned as an anchor in 2010. She also co-anchored the weekday morning news show Jansing and Company until 2014.
Chris began her journalistic career as an intern at a local cable station in Ohio. She worked as a general assignment reporter for the WNYT television based in New York and later worked as a co-anchor serving in the channel for 17 years. Chris won an Emmy Award in 2012 for her coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Is Chris Jansing Married?
Chris got married to her then-boyfriend Robert Jansing, a chemist, in the year 1982. As per sources, the pair dated each other for quite a long time before tying the knot. Unfortunately, the marriage did not work well. Chris got divorced from her husband after several years of their marital relationship.
Despite the separation, Chris still uses her ex-husband’s last name, Jansing, professionally. Chris believes that it is easier for the audience to pronounce Jansing rather than her original surname, Kapostasy.
Robert currently works as Research Scientist at NYS Department of Health.
Love Towards Family
Chris was born to father Joseph and mother Lilly Kapostasy in a Roman Catholic family. Her posts on social sites exhibit her love towards her family. Chris regards her father as a best friend. She wished for her father's birthday in March 2012 through a tweet in which she stated that her father was a hero and best friend for her. Likewise, she wished her parents on their 37th marriage anniversary in October 2012.
Chris wished her parents on their 37th anniversary in October 2012 (Photo: Twitter)
Chris Jansing was born on 30 January 1957 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio as Christine Ann Kapostasy. She was youngest of twelve children born to her parents. Chris attended Otterbein College and later graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978.