Chris Jansing

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Christine Ann "Chris" Kapostasy-Jansing, also known as Christine Kapostasy, was born on January 20, 1957, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio on Lake Erie to parents Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy. Her mother Tily Kapostasy is of Slovakian descent while her father Joseph Kapostasy is of Hungarian descent. Jansing is the youngest of twelve children and admitted once during an interview that as a child all she ever wanted was to be a grown-up. Jansing said in the interview, "I'm the youngest of 12 children and I wanted to do everything they did, from driving a car to playing football."

Jansing's hometown of Fairport Harbor in Ohio had a beach on Lake Erie and a lighthouse. She grew up alongside around 4,000 other immigrant residents, most of whom were of Finnish or Hungarian descent. After graduating high school, Jansing attended Otterbein College outside of Colombus, Ohio as a political science major. During her time at Otterbein, Jansing worked at the college radio station which was her first exposure to journalism. After some time at the radio station, she became hooked decided to change her major to broadcast journalism. 

Jansing graduated from Otterbein College with a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism in 1978. To this day, Jansing looks back fondly on her college years as an exciting time in her life.


After graduation from college, Jansing landed a position as a general assignment reporter for WNYT in Albany, New York. She also worked as an anchor at WNYT earning an Emmy award for her Olympic Games coverage in 1996. Two years later in 1998, Jansing left WNYT to work for NBC where she worked as an anchor. She also worked as a reporter for MSNBC at the same time. In addition to her work at NBC, Jansing worked on "The Today Show" as a substitute whenever she was needed. She also served as a substitute on the Sunday edition of NBC's nightly news broadcast.

Quick Facts
Height: 5' 6"
Marital Status: Divorced
Ex. Husband: Robert Jansing
Date of Birth: 30-01-1957
Alma Mater: Otterbein University
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Birth Place: Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Ethnicity: White
Net Worth: approximately $8 million
Profession: Correspondent
Boyfriend: N/A
Employer: NBC News
T.V. Show(s): Way To Early, MSNBC LIve, Jansing and Company
Children: N/A
Birth Date: 30 Jan, 1957
Age: 63 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Fairport Harbor
Education: Otterbein University
Gender: Female
Description: American television journalist
Twitter Id: ChrisJansing
Net Worth 2021: 4 million
Last Modified: Jun 23 2020
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