MSNBC’s Chris Jansing was among the inductees of the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame at a lunch at the Conrad Hotel in Manhattan today.
Jansing got her start in TV as an anchor at WNYT in Albany. Growing up as the youngest of 12 children–4 of her siblings were with her today–Jansing said she “learned at a very young age to ask questions, and I’ve never stopped.” Now covering the waning days of the Bernie Sanders campaign for NBC as well as global breaking news for MSNBC, Jansing has been with the network since 1998, when she was named an anchor of the 2-year-old MSNBC.
Then NBC News-president Andy Lack spotted her on the air in Albany, invited her to come to New York for an interview, and she got the job. “And now he’s back,” said Jansing of Lack who returned as chairman of NBC News last year. Jansing thanked Lack and MSNBC president Phil Griffin, who was in attendance at the luncheon and all those who helped along the way.
Among the other inductees, WNBC meteorologist Janice Huff, who appeared on the Weekend Today show for several years; and John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, the New York Yankees broadcast team.