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Chris Jansing returns to alma mater Otterbein to interview students

Chris Jansing returns to alma mater Otterbein to interview students

Otterbein alumna and NBC Senior White House Correspondent Chris Jansing '78 returned to campus on Oct. 13 to talk to Otterbein students how millennials feel about the presidential election. In a Towers Hall classroom, Jansing talked with students with differing political affiliations from many majors, including members of Associate Professor La Trice Washington’s Senior Year Experience class “High Stakes Politics: The 2016 Presidential Election.”

“Who said you can’t go home again?” Jansing said as she started her segment.

The election has been a hot topic across the country and on campus, where students have come together under a new student-led initiative to bolster respect for one another, called #cardsSTANDtogether. Additionally, the Center for Community Engagement has supported bipartisan efforts to educate students about practicing their right to vote.

Jansing is a proud graduate of the Department of Communication, honorary doctorate and award-winning anchor and news correspondent.  She joined the NBC News family in 1998 and her recent assignments have included covering the Summer Olympics in Rio and the presidential election.

She is known as one of the hardest working women in television journalism and won an Emmy for her coverage of the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta and a “Best Documentary” award from the New York State Broadcasters Association for “In The Land of Plenty,” a report on hunger in New York state.

Check out more photos, including behind the scenes images, from Jansing’s Otterbein visit in our photo gallery.