Before becoming NBC News' Senior White House Correspondent in 2014, she hosted the MSNBC news program Jansing and Company; substitute- anchored both NBC Nightly News and The Today Show; and worked for many years as a reporter and anchor for Albany, New York's WNYT station.
After graduating from Otterbein College with a degree in broadcast journalism, she accepted early-career positions at a Columbus, Ohio television station and a Ticonderoga, New York radio station.
While working for WNYT, she became known for her New York Emmy-winning coverage of the 1997 Olympics bombing incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
The last of twelve children born to Joseph and Tilly Kapostasy, she spent her youth in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. Her marriage to chemist Robert Jansing began in 1982 and later ended in divorce.
She and Chuck Todd both worked as White House correspondents for the NBC network.