Kristen Welker Biography, Age, Husband, Parents, NBC News Net Worth

American Journalist, Kristen Welker
American Journalist, Kristen Welker

Kristen Welker Biography

Kristen Welker is a television journalist who works as a White House correspondent for NBC News, reporting for the programs NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, Meet the Press and She is from Philadelphia in the United States of America. Ms. Welker is also a co-anchor alongside American journalist Peter Alexander, on the news and talk program, Weekend Today, the Saturday edition of Today. Ms. Welker is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.


How old is Kristen Welker? – Age

Ms. Welker is 44 years old as of July 1, 2020. She was born in 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Kristen Welker Parents | Family

Kristen is of mixed race. She was born of a white father and a black mother. They are Harvey and Julie Welker, an engineer and real estate agent, respectively. As a young girl, Kristen attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia and graduated in 1994 and then in 1998, she graduated from Harvard College cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in American history. She interned for Today in 1997, while still at Harvard.

Who is Kristen Welker Married to? – Husband | Spouse

Ms. Welker is married to John Hughes, a American marketing director. The two tied the knot on 4th March 2017, in Philadelphia. They had met about three years prior to their wedding, in 2014, a meeting that was as a result of their friends setting them up. They now live in Washington, D.C.

Kristen Welker with her husband John Hughes
Kristen Welker with her husband John Hughes

Kristen Welker Journalism Career

Since graduating from Harvard, Ms. Welker has worked at such television stations like WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California, all with ABC. In 2005, she joined NBC at its affiliate WCAU in Philadelphia as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Kirsten Welker NBC News

Welker then began her journalism career as a network correspondent in Burbank, California. In 2010, she began working for NBC News as a correspondent while in December 2011, she became an NBC White House correspondent. As such, she got to travel internationally and domestically with the then President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice-President Joe Biden. Some of the breaking stories Welker had a lead on included FLOTUS’s first international solo trip, to South Africa,” and payroll tax cuts. She got a nomination for an Emmy Award during her first year working at the network for her mideterm election coverage on NBC News.

She also works for MSNBC at the White House press briefings regularly and fills in on NBC Nightly News and Today, occassionally. In November 2019, Welker was a moderator at the 5th Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta while in January 11, 2020, she joined Weekend TODAY as a co-anchor alongside NBC’s Peter Alexander.

During the early 2000s, Kristen worked at WCAU-TV, an NBC owned and operated Philadephia station as an anchor for the NBC 10 weekend newscasts. Prior to anchoring, she had began as a general assignment reporter in April 2005. Other stations that Welker worked for was WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island and KRCR-TV in Redding, California.

Kristen Welker Trump

Under Trump’s administration, Kristen is still a White House corespondent. She attends the press briefings by the president and his press secretary, during which she raises dynamic questions which are often highlighted by other outlets.

Kristen Welker Twitter

You can find Ms. Welker on Twitter as @kwelkernbc

How much does Kristen Welker make? – Net Worth

With an estimated net worth of close to $3 million, Ms. Welker is believed to be earning a salary withing the range of $81.680 to $118.036 annually.

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