January 30, 1957 |
Fairport Harbor, Ohio
|Education||Otterbein College in Ohio|
|Years active||1980 - Present|
Jansing was born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and is the youngest of 12 children of Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy, of Hungarian and Slovakian descent.
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. Jansing was a general assignment and an anchor reporter for WNYT in Albany, New York for 17 years. While there, she won a New York Emmy Award in 1997 for her coverage of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta.
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. She explained it was easier for viewers to pronounce. She and her husband subsequently divorced, but she has continued to use the name "Chris Jansing" professionally.
- An Emmy Award for her coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
- "Best Person" award from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her report on hunger in New York State.
- "Kapostasy, DiNicola Earn New York Emmys," Albany NY Times-Union, April 29, 1997, p. C8
- "Kapostasy Changing On-Air Name," Albany NY Times-Union, June 20, 1998, p. D6
- Rob Owen, "WNYT After Kapostasy," Albany Times-Union, May 30, 1998, p. D7