Kristen Welker Biography
Kristen Welker an American White House correspondent television journalist for NBC News, reporting for the programs NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, Meet the Press and NBCNews.com.
She is known for moderating what was meant to be the third presidential debate but became the second, on October 22, 2020. She as well 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.
Kristen Welker Age
Welker was born in 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Kristen Welker Journalism Career
After graduating from Harvard 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 began working with NBC at its affiliate WCAU in Philadelphia as a reporter and weekend anchor.
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Welker started career as a network correspondent in Burbank, California. In 2010, she started working for NBC News as a correspondent and in December 2011, she became an NBC White House correspondent. She traveled internationally and domestically with the then President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice-President Joe Biden. Some of her stories lead on included FLOTUS’s first international solo trip, to South Africa,” and payroll tax cuts. She earned a nomination for an Emmy Award during her first year working at the network for her mid-term election coverage on NBC News.
She as well for MSNBC at the White House press briefings regularly and fills in on NBC Nightly News and Today, occasionally. In November 2019, she served as 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.
In the early 2000s, she worked at WCAU-TV, an NBC owned and operated Philadelphia station as an anchor for the NBC 10 weekend newscasts. Prior to anchoring, she started off as a general assignment reporter in April 2005. She as well worked for was WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island and KRCR-TV in Redding, California.
Kristen Welker Net Worth
Welker has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Kristen Welker Family
Kristen was born of a white father and a black mother named Harvey and Julie Welker, an engineer and real estate agent, respectively.
Kristen Welke Education
Kristen enrolled at attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia and later graduated in 1994 and then in 1998, she rgraduated from Harvard College cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in American history. She did her internship at Today in 1997, while still at Harvard.
Welker Married Husband
Welker is married to John Hughes an American marketing director. The pair tied the knot on 4th March 2017, in Philadelphia. They 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.