Christine 'Chris' Jansing (born Christine Kapostasy, January 30, 1957) is an American television news correspondent. She currently works for NBC News as host of Jansing and Company on MSNBC.
Jansing was born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio and is the youngest of twelve children of Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy, of Hungarian and Slovakian descent.
* 1 Career
o 1.1 Pre-1981
o 1.2 1981
o 1.3 1996
o 1.4 1998
o 1.5 1999
o 1.6 2000
o 1.7 2001
o 1.8 2002
o 1.9 2003
o 1.10 2004
o 1.11 2005
o 1.12 2006
o 1.13 2007
o 1.14 2008
o 1.15 2010
* 2 Biographical
* 3 Personal
* 4 External links
Kapostasy first was exposed to journalism while doing college radio in Ohio. Originally a political science major, Kapostasy became hooked on journalism and switched majors to broadcast journalism and graduated from Otterbein College in Ohio in 1978.
* Kapostasy began her career in AM radio anchor positions during the late 1970s, at WOKO (now WDDY) in Albany, New York and WIPS-AM in Ticonderoga, New York. In 1980 and 1981, she worked at WTRY-AM (now WOFX (AM)) in Troy, New York.
* Kapostasy is hired as a general assignment reporter by WNYT in Albany, New York. Subsequently, Kapostasy is promoted to anchor, eventually teaming up with local news anchor Ed Dague. For over a decade the Dague/Kapostasy anchor team ruled Albany television.
* Kapostasy receives an Emmy Award for her coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
* Kapostasy receives a "Best Person" award from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her report on hunger in New York State.
* An NBC News executive, vacationing in upstate New York, sees Kapostasy on WNYT. Kapostasy leaves WNYT after 17 years and is hired by NBC News and goes to work at NBC's cable news channel MSNBC in June 1998. Kapostasy takes on her married name of Jansing with the move to MSNBC. Jansing's duties outside of MSNBC include reporting for Dateline NBC and substituting on Weekend Today and the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News.
* On November 12, Jansing has an exclusive one hour live interview with O.J. Simpson on MSNBC's Newsfront program.
* Jansing covers the funeral of John F. Kennedy, Jr..
* In March, Jansing travels to Jerusalem to cover Pope John Paul II's pilgrimage to the Holy Land live for the network.
* Jansing spends 37 days in Tallahassee, Florida covering the 2000 Presidential Election and the vote recount that ensued between George W. Bush and Al Gore. When the Florida-Florida State football game occurs, she is forced to bunk in a law student dorm because the hotels are filled up.
* Jansing reports for MSNBC on the story of the execution of Timothy McVeigh in Terre Haute, Indiana live from Oklahoma City.
* Jansing is live on the air on MSNBC during the September 11 attacks.
* Jansing anchors the invasion of Afghanistan for MSNBC.
* With the Afghan conflict and the War On Terror receding a bit in the public's consciousness, MSNBC makes a bizarre programming move still talked about to this day. MSNBC changes its format away from hard news and institutes four hours of talking head style coverage. Jansing's role at MSNBC is reduced to five minute news updates during the Curtis and Kuby and Buchanan and Press shows. MSNBC's ratings tumble and within a few months Curtis and Kuby is cancelled and Buchanan and Press is scaled back to one hour. Jansing resumes anchoring MSNBC news coverage full time.