Who is Kristen Welker?
Kristen Welker was born on the 1st July 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, of African and American descent, and is a journalist and TV personality, who is best recognized from working for NBC News, serving as their White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
— Kristen Welker (@kwelkernbc) November 23, 2013
Early Life, Parents, Education
Kristen spent her childhood in Philadelphia, where she was raised by her father, Harvey Welker who worked as an engineer, and mother Julie Welker, who was a real estate agent. Regarding her education, Kristen attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, and upon matriculation in 1994, she enrolled in Harvard College, from which she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998, majoring in History.
Kristen’s professional journalism career started in the late 1990s, in Providence, Rhode Island where she was hired at ABC affiliate WLNE-TV, and where she spent three years before joining KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California in 2001. Two years later, Kristen started working as a reporter for WLNE-ABC6 News, which marked an increase to her net worth and popularity.
Kristen decided to leave WLNE-ABC6 News in 2005 and join the NBC 10 affiliate WCAU, working there not only as a reporter, but also as a weekend on-air anchor. In 2010, Kristen moved her career to the next level, as she began working for NBC News in the position of correspondent based in Burbank, California at NBC News West Coast Headquarters. She subsequently appeared in such programs as “NBC Nightly News”, “Meet The Press” and “Today”, among many others.
White House Correspondent
In December of the following year, Kristen was promoted to work as a White House correspondent and she still works in that position. Kristen became recognized for traveling around the world alongside former President Barack Obama to cover his meetings, including covering the presidential campaign in 2012. Beside that, she also works for MSNBC and frequently appears in a variety of programs. Thanks to her accomplishments, Kristen has been nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards two times, and she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Kristen Welker Net Worth
Over $2.5 million.
Personal Life, Wedding, Residence
Regarding her personal life, Kristen Welker has been married to noted businessman and marketing director at Merck, John Hughes, since the 4th March of 2017, when the couple tied the knot at the wedding ceremony held at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, after dating for three years. The couple has no children; their current residence is in Washington, D.C.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She was named No. 4 of the fifty “most beautiful” people in politics by The Hill Website in 2014. She has a slim figure with a height of 5ft 3ins (1.60m) and weight reputed to be around 119lbs (54kgs), while her vital statistics are not known.