Chris Jansing is yet another well-known American professional Journalist. She currently connected with her profession being a senior national correspondent in NBC News. Chris works under NBC’s division MSNBC as a News anchor and White House correspondent too.

However, the Emmy Award winner Chris’s life has been filled with full of twists and turns. She uses her ex-husband’s surname ‘Jansing’ even after their divorce. Nevertheless, she is also a controversial lady who once reported that former American President Barack Obama’s birthplace was Kenya.

Quick Facts
NameChris Jansing
Birth 30th of January, 1957
Age64 years
ParentsJoseph Kapostasy and Tilly Kapostasy
Net Worth$8 Million
Relationship StatusSingle

Early Age

Chris Jansing was born on the 30th of January, 1957, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. She was born in a catholic family of father Joseph Kapostasy and mother, Tilly Kapostasy. Likewise, she has been given the name Christine Ann Kapostasy at the time of birth.

She has raised and grew up alongside her 12 brothers and sister; however, she did not reveal their names yet. Furthermore, Chris went to a local educational institute for her primary schooling and later joined Otterbein College. She took her graduation degree in Arts but eventually switched to broadcast journalism. Chris used to work for the college radio stations during her high school days.


Chris Jansing took her first step into the media world by joining an ordinary cable station in Columbus, Ohio as an Intern. However, she further got approved for working at WIPS radio station Ticonderoga in New York. Later on, Chris joined another job as an assignment reporter in WNYT Television.

This is all the work she practiced to gain and collect the experiences in a real-world reporting job. And soon, Chris made her portfolio as a most versatile figure in the Journalism sector, which knows almost everything related to the News media industry.

After that, Chris Jansing received the post of anchor for WNYT TV and worked for nearly 17 years in the channel. Moreover, she also worked in NBC News in 1998 and MSNBC’s “The Today Show,” “NBC Nightly News.” Additionally, Chris also landed on Senior NSC’s Correspondent of White House following the year 2014.

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Awards and Achievements

Chris Jansing has received an Emmy Award for best reporting and news anchoring. And also won the ‘Best Person’ Award, for which she later got inducted into the Grand Hall of Fame in New York States Broadcasters in 20216.

Relationship Status

Chris Jansing’s current relationship status is most probably single as of 2021. However, she was once a married woman who tied her knot with Robert Jansing in 1982. Chris’s ex-husband Robert was a professional chemist and had a personal chemistry laboratory.

Chris does not like to talk about her past marital relationship, so there is not much information available. As a result, the reason for their split has still unsolved mystery. However, she opens about the reason for using her husband’s title even after the marriage. Chris said, “Even though I am not connected with Robert anymore, I still use his surname behind my name. It is because people might find it easier to recognize or pronounce it.”

Controversy & Rumors

Chris Jansing has come very clear with her works and words. But she was once surrounded by the media headlines when she spoke about former American President Barack Hussain Obama. In her statement, she has mentioned that Obama was born in Kenya. However, she later realized her mistake and clarified her comments to him.

Social Media

The MSNBC Senior correspondent and anchor is active on Facebook and Twitter. She has around 112.9K followers on Twitter with the name ‘@ChrisJansing.’ Similarly, on Facebook, Chris has approximately 33.9K followers named ‘@Chris Jansing.’ She mainly updates her posts related to her work as a News reporter and anchor.  

Net Worth

As of 2021, Chris Jansing has an estimated Net Worth of around $8 Million. Being a senior MSNBC National correspondent, she also receives a massive salary of $50K- $120K. Chris lives a lavish lifestyle without depending on others and Cherishes her life moments.

Physical Appearance

Mentioning Chris Jansing’s body qualities, she stands at a decent height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 57 Kilograms. However, even though she is in her 60s, Chris still looks so beautiful. Furthermore, she has a beautiful pair of brown eyes and blonde hair color, while her body stats can be measured in 36-28-38 inches.

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