NBC News today named Chris Jansing as Senior White House Correspondent. Peter Alexander was named National Correspondent. Jansing will report primarily for NBC Nightly News, providing day-to-day coverage of the Obama administration and White House politics. Alexander will report not only on the White House but also on national affairs beyond Washington DC. Jansing will return to NBC News full time next month, relocating from New York to join Todd, Alexander, and Kristen Welker in the unit. MSNBC said it will announce Jansing’s replacement in the coming weeks.
NBC News President Deborah Turness and NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd made the announcements. In addition to their primary responsibilities, both Jansing and Alexander will contribute to general White House coverage as needed, including travel, MSNBC appearances, and other cross-platform reporting. Kristen Welker will continue to report for both Today and NBC Nightly News, including weekend editions of both broadcasts.
Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998, and has also anchored Jansing And Co. on MSNBC since October 2010. She anchored MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11 as the events unfolded, extensively covered several presidential campaigns for both NBC News and MSNBC, and hosted a series of reports called Battleground America. Alexander joined NBC News in 2004, and has served as White House Correspondent since December 2012. Previously, Alexander led the network’s on-the-ground coverage of the 2012 Republican presidential race, following GOP nominee Mitt Romney on the trail through Election Day.