Chris Jansing is an msnbc anchor and host of “Jansing and Co.,” which airs weekdays on msnbc, as well as an NBC news correspondent and anchor.
Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998. She anchored msnbc’s coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11 as the events unfolded. She has extensively covered several presidential campaigns and hosted a series of prime time reports called “Battleground America”. She has anchored major breaking stories including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the shooting tragedies in Tucson and Aurora, Colorado, the nuclear crisis in Japan, and the Olympic Games in Torino, Vancouver and London. Jansing was also in London for the Royal Wedding, and Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II.
She was with Pope John Paul II during his historic visit to Israel, and anchored msnbc’s coverage from Rome for his funeral as well as the election of Pope Benedict.
Her reporting for Nightly News with Brian Williams and the TODAY Show has included the 2008 Presidential campaign, the volcano eruption in Iceland, and the death of Michael Jackson. She has filed reports from Bolivia to Vietnam to Afghanistan, and across the U-S. Jansing’s duties also include work as a correspondent for “Dateline NBC”, “Rock Center” and as a substitute anchor for “Weekend Today” and the weekend edition of “NBC Nightly News.”
Before joining the NBC News team, Jansing co-anchored the nightly news for WNYT-TV Albany – where she was honored with numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including two Emmys. She also received many community service awards for her commitment to children.
A native of Ohio, Jansing graduated with honors from Otterbein College and holds two honorary doctorates. She lives in New York City.