Last updated on July 14th, 2020 at 02:20 am
Kristen Welker Biography and Wiki
Kristen Welker is an American journalist currently working as a political White House Correspondent for NBC, in Washington, D.C. She is also a co-anchor of “Weekend Today” show the Saturday edition of “Today”, alongside Peter Alexander. Welker reports political news to all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Meet the Press,” and NBCNews.com.
Kristen attended and graduated from Germantown Friends School. She then attended and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in American history.
Kristen Welker Age and Birthday
Welker is 44 years old as of 2020. She was born on July 1, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 1st July of every year.
Kristen Welker Ethnicity and Nationality
Welker comes from a mixed ethnicity of white and black. Her father is white while her mother is black. Welker is an American nationality by birth. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kristen Welker Parents
Welker is the daughter of (father) Harvey Welker and (mother) Julie Welker. Her father is an engineer while her mother is a real estate agent.
Kristen Welker Husband and Wedding
Kristen got married to her husband John Hughes, a marketing director at Merck in Philadelphia on March 4, 2017, through a wedding at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. The wedding took place in the presence of both groom’s parents and friends. Kristen’s colleagues from NBC also attended the ceremony including Mr. Alexander, Kelly O’Donnell, Chuck Todd, Pete Williams, and Andrea Mitchell.
Kristen Welker Height and Weight
Welker stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and also maintains a bodyweight of 143 lbs (65 kg).
Kristen Welker NBC | MSNBC
Welker joined NBC News in May 2011 as the political White House correspondent. Her political reporting is displayed across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Meet the Press,” and NBCNews.com.
Welker’s energetic questioning in White House press briefings is regularly featured by other outlets, including a recent interview with Press Secretary Sean Spicer about the administration’s use of the word “ban” in reference to its executive order on immigration.
In 2016, Welker covered and reported political decision for NBC News from the trail of former Sec. Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She regularly broke revelations like Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to run for office where she was recognized by Glamour magazine as a “key player” of the “women of Election 2016.”
Welker started covering the White House for NBC News in December 2011, voyaging locally and Internationally with President Obama, the First Lady, and Biden. She was “a lead source on feature snatching minutes from finance tax breaks to FLOTUS’s first universal performance trip, to South Africa,” according to Washingtonian magazine.
Before working as the White House correspondent, Welker served as a network correspondent based in Burbank, California in 2010. Her first year at the network, Welker was appointed for a national Emmy Award for her role in NBC News’ midterm election coverage. She previously served as a weekend news anchor and reporter at WCAU-TV, NBC’s Philadelphia owned and operated station in April 2005. She also previously worked at WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and KRCR-TV in Redding, California.
Kristen Welker Salary
Kristen as the NBC News correspondent earns an estimated salary ranging from $81.680 to $118.036 per year.
Kristen Welker Net Worth
Welker as an accomplished journalist has an estimated salary of $2.5 million.
Kristen Welker Facts
- Full Name: Kristen Welker
- Age: 44 years old as of 2020
- Date of Birth: July 1, 1976
- Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Parents: Harvey Welker and (mother) Julie Welker
- Spouse: John Hughes
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m)
- Education: Germantown Friends School and Harvard University