Jansing’s first day coincided with Josh Earnest‘s first as White House Press Secretary. During today’s White House Press Briefing, he welcomed Jansing, saying, ”Congratulations on your first day, Chris…Nice to see you here.”
Jansing’s new position was announced in early May. She joins Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, White House Correspondent Kristen Welker, and National Correspondent Peter Alexander.
Her last day anchoring MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.” was June 13.
Check out Jansing’s first “Nightly News” report, after the jump.