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(Journalist, Television news correspondent)

Chris Jansing is a Senior National Correspondent in MSNBC and former Senior White House Correspondent at NBC. Chris is divorced, despite it, she uses her ex-husband's surname Jansing for the ease of the audience.

Relationship Facts of Chris Jansing

Chris Jansing is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Chris Jansing?

Chris Jansing is currently believed to be single and no news regarding her present relationship is known at the moment.

Previously, she was married to Robert Jansing in 1982.

Robert is a former chemist who ran an analytical chemistry laboratory. He worked as a research scientist at the NYS Department of Health.

She began using her husband’s name after the marriage because as she later explained it is easier for the viewers to pronounce.

The couple eventually divorced. The cause of the divorce is yet unknown. There are no children from the marriage.


  • She is Ohioan by birth and New Yorker by nature.
  • Jansing has 11 siblings and she is the youngest one.

Who is Chris Jansing?

Chris Jansing is an American journalist and television news correspondent. She currently works as the Senior White House Correspondent for NBC news.

Furthermore, she also works for MSNBC alongside Brian Williams.

On May 26, 2022, she is set to anchor an hour of MSNBC Reports at 1 PM starting.

What is the birth name of Chris Jansing?

Chris Jansing was born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, on January 30, 1957, to a Roman Catholic family. Her birth name is Christine Ann “Chris” Kapostasy.

Throughout her early life, she grew up as the youngest of 12 children of Joseph Kapostasy (father) and Tilly Kapostasy (mother). She is of American nationality and her ethnicity is Roman Catholic.

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Caption: Chris Jansing (Source: Affair Post)

She was intrigued by the world of journalism since her childhood years.


Talking about her education, Chris graduated from Otterbein College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She was initially a political science major and later switched majors to broadcast journalism. In addition, she worked for the college radio station.

Chris Jansing’s Career, Profession

Initially, after completing college, Chris worked at the cable station in Columbus, Ohio as an intern. Later, she accepted the job at WIPS radio station Ticonderoga in New York.

Furthermore, she later accepted the job of a general assignment reporter for WNYT television. Her wide set of skills in the sector of journalism soon made her one of the versatile figures in the business.

Chris became the weekend anchor and weekly co-anchor for WNYT. She worked for 17 years there. Eventually, she joined NBC News in June 1998.

She has since then worked for MSNBC, ‘The Today Show’, ‘And NBC Nightly News. Additionally, she also became the NSC’s Senior White House Correspondent on June 13, 2014.

She has one credit as an actress for ‘The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Overnight California Primary Coverage’. She won an Emmy Award during her career.

Furthermore, she also won the ‘Best Person’ award from the New York State Broadcasters Association. Later, she was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in June 2016.

How much does Chris Jansing earn?

As of 2023, Chris Jansing has an approximate net worth of $4 million.

As an MSNBC Senior National Correspondent, her salary ranges from $50,000-$200,000.

Chris Jansing’s Rumors, Controversies

There was a rumor floating around that Chris might be single after many years. This later turned out to be true.

Furthermore, she became involved in a controversy when she reported Barack Obama was from Kenya which gained some media attention.

Additionally, she has not been involved with other notable controversies to date.

Chris Jansing: Body Stats, Height

Talking about her body measurement, Chris has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 m and weighs 57 kg.

Additionally, she has a body measurement of 36-28-38 inches. Furthermore, her hair color is blonde and her eye color is brown.

Social Media Profile

Chris is fairly active on social media sites. She has a personal Facebook and Twitter account. Furthermore, her Facebook page has more than 35.3k followers.

Similarly, her Twitter account has more than 72.1k followers.

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