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Meet Chris Jansing: the face of MSNBC and NBC. Her Wiki and Bio

Christine Ann Kapostasy-Jansing was born on 30 January 1957, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio USA, which means that she is 61 years old, her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and her nationality is American. She is best known as a journalist, who has worked on prominent projects such as “Access Hollywood”, “MSNBC Live” and “The Ethical Edge”.

Is She Married

When it comes to Jansing’s relationship status, she married Robert Jansing in 1982, but the couple ultimately divorced. Despite that, she continued using his last name, as she found it easier to pronounce. She has no children as of today, but it seems as if she’s living a happy and prosperous life nonetheless.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Chris Jansing as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, Chris Jansing has a net worth of $8 million, with her wealth being accumulated largely from her career in broadcast journalism. She hasn’t disclosed any information regarding her salary and assets such as houses and cars, but working at a rapid pace allowed her to make a steady income and be able to take care of herself. Besides that, Chris Jansing invests in her looks, as she looks well put together and glamorous at every event she attends.

Ethnicity and Background

When it comes to her ethnicity, Jansing is Caucasian, with blonde hair and brown eyes, which suits her complexion perfectly. Judging from the photos available on the internet, she has a fit figure and despite the fact that she is in the seventh decade of her life, Chris looks youthful and radiant and is aging gracefully. Her parents, Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy have 11 other children – Chris is the youngest of all. Speaking about her education, Chris was a student of Otterbein College, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 1979.


Prior to becoming a successful TV personality, Jansing worked as an intern at a cable station located in Columbus, Ohio, and went on to work at radio station WIPS, located in Ticonderoga, New York. After that, she served as a general assignment reporter for WNYT, all the while making a name for herself and slowly but surely rising up to the next level, becoming a weekend anchor and co-anchor. Jansing ultimately spent 17 years working for the station, and during her time there, as her talent and efforts were recognized, she was rewarded with a New York Emmy Award, for her coverage of the Olympic Park Bombing in Atlanta.

Career on TV

Moving to the next chapter of her career, Chris joined NBC, and made her debut as the hostess of “America’s Astronauts: Mercury to Apollo to Today” in 2005 and in the same year, she joined the cast of “The Ethical Edge”, ultimately appearing in nine episodes of the series over the course of the next year. As of 2006, she began working as a reporter and hostess of “MSNBC Live”, opposite people such as Raul A. Reyes, Hallie Jackson, Kristen Welker and Kasie Hunt.  In 2008, Chris spread herself to be involved in two major projects, “Weekend Today” and “Today”. As of 2012, she began hosting the series entitled “Jansing & Co.”, which had 56 episodes over the course of three years, airing on weekdays at 10am, at the beginning of MSNBC’s daytime news coverage, and meantime appearing in “Now With Alex Wagner”, “Melissa Harris-Perry” and “Hardball with Chris Matthews”. Then in 2014 Chris was switched to become NBC’s Senior White House Correspondent.

Latter Career

Having a lot on her plate, Chris hosted and reported several episodes of “For the Record” in 2017, in addition to serving as the hostess of “MTP Daily” and “Morning Joe”. In the same year, she also joined the cast of “The Beat with Ari Melber” as a correspondent and host. Overall, this talented hostess and journalist has had 24 gigs on TV, gaining a considerable reputation for herself.

Social Media

Being in the broadcast entertainment field, Chris Jansing is naturally active on social media too, such as Twitter and Facebook, and is followed by 71,000 people on the former and 35,000 fans on the latter, using her accounts to promote her work as well as to communicate with her fans. Some of her latest posts on Twitter include a tweet in which she spoke about the book entitled “The Red and the Blue”, which she connected to the latest events in DC. She also spoke about the Kavanaugh affair with the tweet reading: “Breaking: Statement from President @realDonaldTrump: “I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.” Judging from her social media as well as her work, she is interested in politics and activism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and is also a sports fan.


Jensing’s work in journalism is appreciated and noticed and many feel the need to express their opinion on the beautiful journalist. Jeffrey St. Clair, a fellow journalist and author, mentioned her with the tweet reading “MSDNC’s Chris Jansing: “No country responds to tragedy like America. No country inflicts tragedy like America, either.” She was also the subject of a controversy, when she was asked for a kiss twice by Ed Asner, during an interview on workplace sexism. The interview ultimately ended with Asner stating that Chris “still owes him a kiss”, which outraged many viewers. These days, there is no place to hide from scrutiny, or controversy.