Chris Jansing
American television journalist
Chris Jansing
Christine 'Chris' Jansing 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.
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11-Year-Old Grills Mike Pence On Whether He Is 'Softening Up' Trump's Policies
Huffington Post - 7 months
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All Eyes On The Vatican
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — White smoke or black smoke? Maybe it's easier just to wait for a text message that a new pope has been elected. A Catholic organization has set up a website, www.popealarm.com, that lets people register to receive a text or email notification when a pope has been selected. While the process of selecting a new pope is as old as the ages, there are enough changes to the media to make the last papal conclave — in 2005 — seem like ancient history. The text service was set up by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, and had proven so popular with more than 40,000 respondents that the popealarm website said Monday it was accepting no new registrants. The site hopes to increase its capacity before the cardinals begin voting, said Jeremy Rivera, spokesman for the Christian campus ministry. "When the smoke goes up, you'll know what's going down" is the website's motto. FO ...
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Networks Not Sending Top Talent To Cover Pope Resignation
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Pope Benedict's shock resignation may have dominated Monday's headlines, but so far, news networks are holding off on sending their top talent to Rome to cover the story. TVNewser compiled a list of the people who will reporting on the fallout from Benedict's decision to step down. (He will formally leave at the end of February.) Aside from Fox News' Shep Smith, no major anchors are making the journey to Rome. NBC will have Chris Jansing joining its local team. ABC is sending weekend anchors from "Good Morning America." CBS isn't sending any of its anchors. Nor is CNN. Compare that to 2005, when John Paul II's death sent Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, Charlie Gibson and a plethora of other top-flight anchors to the Vatican. Of course, the circumstances are quite different: Benedict is not dead, and his relatively brief tenure was not as historically consequential as his predecessor's. It remains to be seen whether networks will fly their biggest stars to Europe when B ...
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Brent Budowsky: Al Gore, Al Jazeera
Huffington Post - about 4 years
On the matters of quality television, Al Gore and Current TV, I think of the great movie line from Marlon Brando: "I could have been a contender." Gore could have been. In the end, he was not. We now learn that Gore and Co. sold Current TV to Al Jazeera. Gore with Current TV could have made landmark television, but instead Gore treated Current TV as a cross between a hobby and a stock trade (buy low, sell high). What aired on Current TV was fine, though I must confess when I tuned in early Thursday to watch how Current TV today was playing the story of Current TV tomorrow, Current TV was airing a show about the death of punk rock star Sid Vicious, not the vicious treatment of Sandy victims by House Republicans, or the demise of Current TV as we know it. The latest movement of television from Al Gore to Al Jazeera is a fitting occasion to reconsider the state of television today. Newton Minow, whom I interviewed for this column on the 50th anniversary of his famous spe ...
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Polling vs. Frankenstorm: How The Weather May Cloud Election Picture
Huffington Post - over 4 years
With Hurricane Sandy potentially set to hit wide swaths of the East Coast, Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup poll, suggested Friday that the hurricane could impair his company's ability to conduct its national tracking poll, among the most widely followed sources of polling data on the presidential race between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Newport, appearing on MSNBC's "Jansing & Co.," responded to a question from Chris Jansing about the potential impact of the storm on Gallup's polling by saying, "It affects us, because if a sizable hunk of the country can't communicate -- power's out or they're disrupted -- then that can affect our national estimate. So you're right, we might have to stop polling for the days when the storm hits, unfortunately." In response to an inquiry from The Huffington Post, Newport said that Gallup was monitoring the situation and that while he couldn't provide much more specific information, the key t ...
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Alex Palombo: A Binder Full of Memes
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I, along with every other television viewer, think that President Obama did a great job last night at the debate. He connected personally more than in past appearances and elections. He was smart. He was ready to engage Mitt Romney, to point out where the governor's plan didn't add up, and then explain what his own plan was. He came ready for a fight -- to the point that my own mother emailed and said that she had to watch a Liam Neeson movie because the violence was just too much. The debate touched on a few things that hadn't been discussed in previous debates, or not in depth. There were jobs questions, but there were also questions about immigration, women's rights, energy, foreign policy and gun rights. The Libya timeline goof in particular was a hot topic on social media last night and this morning. But when I scrolled through my Twitter feed this morning on the metro, there was nothing about Mitt Romney opposing Lily Ledbetter. There were no mentions of gun contro ...
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Programming notes
First Read- MSNBC - over 4 years
*** Wednesday's "The Daily Rundown" (live from Charlotte): Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) react to last night’s speakers and preview tonight’s slate… NBC’s Mark Potter on the protests outside the convention hall… More campaign news and analysis with The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and msnbc’s Melissa Harris-Perry.  *** Wednesday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue (D), Washington Post Editorial Writer Ruth Marcus, the New York Times’ Nicholas Confessore, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (D), fmr Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler, fmr DNC Communications Director Karen Finney, MSNBC’s host of “The Last Word” Lawrence O’Donnell, and the Executive Director of Voto Latino Maria Teresa Kumar. *** Wednesay’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas ...
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First Thoughts: The enthusiasm gap
First Read- MSNBC - over 4 years
NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Republican strategist John Brabender discuss with MSNBC's Chris Jansing what President Obama has to do with his speech this week at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic convention and trying to close the enthusiasm gap… Tonight’s speaking lineup is a nod to important blocs of the Obama coalition… Michelle Obama’s moment (she speaks around 10:30 pm ET)… Julian Castro’s moment, too (his keynote address comes after 10:00 pm)… Looking at the Dems’ three major objectives for the convention… Breaking down tonight’s speakers… And GOP continues its counterprogramming in Charlotte. By NBC's Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower In Charlotte, N.C., Michelle Obama is gearing up to speak at the first night of the Democratic National Convention, touting the president's record on women's issues amidst criticism from the Republican campaign over the state of the economy. NBC's Chuck Todd reports. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If the ...
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Eric Yaverbaum: Obama Is a Master of Social Media -- New App Fuels His Campaign
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In late May, the Obama campaign unveiled its latest innovation in the usage of social media: The Dashboard. The rollout was impressive and the tool itself was well-received. It is more proof, as if any more is needed, that Barack Obama is a master of the deployment of social media in political campaigns. When I was asked to explain the Dashboard to MSNBC's Chris Jansing, I did so readily. I am normally a big fan of television as a medium to convey complex information quickly and powerfully; I am also no stranger to the pressures of on-air delivery. But I was a bit frustrated by the constraints of the venue, which may have limited what I could have said -- and more importantly, what I should have said -- about the campaign's latest leap forward in the social media wars. How does it work? It's frightfully simple, really --as most ingenious things tend to be. Let's start at the beginning: registration. All campaign volunteers are required to register online by giving ...
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First Read- MSNBC - almost 5 years
*** Wednesday’s “The Daily Rundown” lineup: Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R-IN) on their fight to replace Lugar... A deep dive into everything you need to know for the 27 days until the Wisconsin recall... CNBC contributor/former Bush 43 Political Director Sara Taylor Fagen, msnbc contributor Jeff Johnson and Politico's Lois Romano on the latest in Obama vs. Romney. *** Wednesday’s “Jansing & Company” with Craig Melvin in for Chris Jansing: Rep Keith Ellison (D-MN); Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett who will take on WI Gov. Scott Walker June 5; National Journal’s Major Garrett; Real Clear Politics’ Erin McPike; NBC News Legal Analyst Hampton Dellinger & NBC Chief Legal Analyst Savannah Guthrie. *** Wednesday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” lineup: Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson, MSNBC Analyst Richard Wolffe, Republican Strategist Susan Del Percio, Democratic Strategist Doug Thornell, and NBCLatino.Com Contributor Victoria DeFransceso Soto on t ...
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7 tips for achieving that elusive work-life balance
Today Moms - MSN - almost 5 years
By Carol Evans Carol Evans President of Working Mother Media “There’s no such thing as work-life balance,” Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, declared earlier this year. Yes, Sandberg works for one of the hardest-charging tech companies around, and she has urged women to “keep their foot on the gas pedal.” But she has fessed up to one balancing act: Leaving work at 5:30 p.m. regularly so she can have dinner with her kids — something she’s been doing since they were born. So just what is this work-life balance thing? And is there such a thing? At Working Mother, we think it’s something to strive for, to stump for, and that it exists—though it means different things to different people. Some working moms, even those at leading-edge firms like Facebook, find themselves in a quandary today. Their company may offer a slew of work-life benefits, yet they’re reluctant to take advantage of them: Perhaps they see the quest for balance as a sign they’re taking thei ...
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Romney vs Obama on bin Laden, Fighting Terrorism, and the End State in Afghanistan
The Atlantic - almost 5 years
photo credit: Reuters The anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death has spiked public interest in the foreign policy positions of President Obama and Mitt Romney -- particularly with regards to fighting terrorism and the war in Afghanistan.  Over the last couple of days, I have done a number of shows across the networks -- but mostly have the clips from Current TV and MSNBC and want to post here (on next page). I argue that Barack Obama deserves enormous credit (and political bragging rights) for the decision he made to send the Navy SEAL Team 6 in to get bin Laden.  He would have owned the disaster had things gone badly.  Mitt Romney's views -- or those he held previously criticizing the resources Obama was expending tracking down bin Laden -- are not shameful or unpresidential.  Those views were held by some around the President; some felt the risks were just too high to invade Pakistan's territory and attack the secret bin Laden compound.  President Obama overruled those on his team ...
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Programming notes
First Read- MSNBC - almost 5 years
*** Thursday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on California’s mad cow case, jobs and the outlook for his boss and his party in 2012… ITN’s Matt Frei on Europe’s ongoing economic woes and the political impact there (and here)… Former FEC Commissioner Michael Toner takes a deep dive into the murky waters of criminal activity and political money as it relates to the Edwards trial… USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R-MD), and Daniella Gibbs Leger of the Center for American Progress on the latest 2012 news. *** Thursday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, NBC Chief Legal Analyst Savannah Guthrie, author and journalist Robert Draper, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney, and Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson. *** Thursday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks to Democratic strategist ...
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Oregon man strips naked to protest airport screening
MSNC- Photo Blog - almost 5 years
Brian Reilly / AP John E. Brennan stands naked after he stripped down while going through a security screening area on April 17 as a protest against airport security procedures. Click the image to view the complete photograph. Multnomah County Sheriff via AP John E. Brennan The Port of Portland police say a 49-year-old man stripped naked at Portland International Airport as a protest against airport security screeners, reported the Associated Press. The incident report said John E. Brennan's actions Tuesday evening caused some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes while others looked, laughed and took photos. Police say the Portland man was arrested for investigation of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. The Oregonian reports the Port of Portland summary said Brennan "disrobed completely naked" while going through a security screening area. Read the full story in Overhead Bin. Follow @msnbc_pictures •Sign up for the msnbc.com Photos ...
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Bozell: Politicizing Hurricanes Again - GOPUSA
Google News - over 5 years
"Hardball" substitute host Chris Jansing made a complete mockery of the show's name by never asking Nagin about his own failures, getting no closer to reality than asking, "Do you think that there are lessons learned from Katrina that can make this one
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The Past Is Prologue - Wizbang (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
First up, on Chris Matthews' show on MSNBC, he had NBC reporter/anchor Chris Jansing on. They played a clip of a Rick Perry speech, and then Jansing discussed what Perry had said. Specifically, Jansing said Perry had likened the fight over corporate
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Cablers Plan Extended Weekend Coverage for Hurricane Irene - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
MSNBC's Chris Jansing will anchor “Hardball” tonight at 5pm & 7pm, with a Hurricane focus. Thomas Roberts is on from 10pmET-Midnight. The network, which normally goes to tape on Saturdays and Sundays at NoonET will be in extended coverage all weekend
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MSNBC's Chris Jansing: Is Rick Perry 'Too Far Off Even for the GOP?' - Media Research Center
Google News - over 5 years
Guest hosting for Chris Matthews on Tuesday, MSNBC's Chris Jansing derided Rick Perry, wondering if the Republican presidential candidate is "too far off even for the GOP?" Jansing, who normally hosts supposedly straight news coverage for the cable
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Rev. Jackson Gets in on the Action - RushLimbaugh.com (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
The hostette infobabe anchorette Chris Jansing interviewing the Monochrome Coalition's Reverend Jackson, and during a discussion about Obama and the 2012 presidential race, Jansing said to Jackson, "90% plus of African-Americans have supported the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Jansing
    FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 41
    Chris Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998 (Rob Owen, "WNYT After Kapostasy," Albany Times-Union, May 30, 1998, p.
    More Details Hide Details D7). She has since anchored and reported for MSNBC, and has been a substitute anchor for Today Show, and the Sunday version of NBC Nightly News. Chris Jansing is currently anchor of the 10am hour on MSNBC weekdays on Jansing and Company, with Richard Lui regularly serving as a correspondent and substitute anchor.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 25
    In 1982, she married Robert Jansing, a chemist, who ran an analytical chemistry laboratory, and in 1998, upon her move to NBC, she began using her married name.
    More Details Hide Details She explained it was easier for viewers to pronounce ("Kapostasy Changing On-Air Name," Albany NY Times-Union, June 20, 1998, p. D6). She and her husband subsequently divorced, but she has continued to use the name "Chris Jansing" professionally.
  • 1978
    Age 21
    Chris Jansing first was exposed to journalism while doing college radio in Ohio. Originally a political science major, Jansing became hooked on journalism and switched majors to broadcast journalism and graduated from Otterbein College in Ohio in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Jansing was a general assignment and an anchor reporter for WNYT in Albany, New York for 17 years. While there, she a New York Emmy Award in 1997 for her coverage of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta ("Kapostasy, DiNicola Earn New York Emmys," Albany NY Times-Union, April 29, 1997, p. C8).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 0
    Born on January 30, 1957.
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