Following her fill-in stint on “Meet the Press” Sunday, NBC’s senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing sent an email to the MTP staff to thank them for making her feel welcome. “I honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t watch Meet The Press,” Jansing wrote. “And moving to the White House a scant six weeks ago, it never crossed my mind that I would be hosting it.” Jansing, along with MTP EP Rob Yarin and senior editor Shawna Thomas traveled to Guatemala last week to cover Sen. Rand Paul’s mission to perform eye surgeries on those who otherwise couldn’t have afforded it. The interview aired on “Meet the Press” Sunday and will be turned into a half-hour special airing this weekend on MSNBC. Chuck Todd takes over as moderator Sept. 7. He’s back on MSNBC this morning hosting his “Daily Rundown.”
Read Jansing’s note after the jump…
From: Jansing, Christine (NBCUniversal, MSNBC)
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:06 PM
To: NBC DC MTP
Subject: thank you!!!
Growing up in a very politically aware family, I honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t watch Meet The Press. And moving to the White House a scant six weeks ago, it never crossed my mind that I would be hosting it. But as your fearless leaders Rob and Shawna assured me, you are a smart, dedicated, well oiled, AMAZING team , and you made me feel so welcome. As an aside – I heartily recommend that if you’re ever going to a remote area of a developing nation, consider taking Rob and Shawna along! In the meantime, I can’t tell you how your support calmed my nerves and made my prep as good as it could be. It’s been a long year, I know, but great things are ahead. I am truly proud to have been part of the transition to the next act of this historic and FANTASTIC program.