Jansing & Co host Chris Jansing is on the cover of HERLIFE Magazine's lastest issue! In her feature story, 'Keeper of the World's Diary', Jansing talks about her career and some memorbale of the interviews she's had along the way!
You can read excerpts of the story below, and don't forget to tune in to Jansing & Co weekdays at 10 am EST!
On covering the tragedy in Newtown, CT:
When Chris was on location reporting on the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, last December, keeping a dry eye throughout the nearly weeklong broadcast was almost impossible. “You cannot interview people directly affected by such a thing and not feel the pain they are feeling. As a reporter, I have to allow that to happen so I can communicate the emotion authentically to the viewers,” Chris emphasized. “You meet family members of the victims; you meet members of the community. You cry with them. At times, it can be a challenge to find the balance of being a communicator and establishing that necessary distance.”
On covering the 2012 Olympics:
On the flip side, there are also those moments of celebratory pomp and circumstance, when inspiration surrounds you and the moments in which you find yourself leave you breathless and on the edge of unbridled excitement.
Take the Olympics, for example. When Gabby Douglas rose to fame as the first African-American to win gold in the individual all-around event, as well as the team gold medal with the U.S. Olympics Women’s Gymnastics Team in 2012, Chris was able to share that moment with the young athlete and her family, a moment forever etched in her memory. “When I covered the Olympics, I was honored to see the best in the world, competing among the best through blood, sweat and tears, and to be there in that moment of glory, to share with the family that one single moment which becomes a life-changing event.”