• Kristen Welker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976
• She attended Germantown Friends School and later Harvard College, graduating with honors in 1998
• She began her career with ABC affiliate WLNE-TV in 1995 and later worked as a reporter for WLNE-ABC6 News
• In 2010, she joined NBC News and was promoted to White House correspondent in 2011
• She is married to John Hughes and has a net worth of over $2.5 million

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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.

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.
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Career Beginnings

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.

NBC News

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.



House of Cards2015TV SeriesKristen Welker
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009Reporter


Meet the Press2016-2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2011-2017TV SeriesHerself - White House Correspondent / Herself - NBC News White House Correspondent / Herself - Correspondent
Today2010-2017TV SeriesHerself - White House Correspondent / Herself - Correspondent / Herself - NBC News White House Correspondent / ...
Deadline: White House2017TV SeriesHerself - Reporter / Herself - Correspondent
MTP Daily2017TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Morning Joe2016-2017TV SeriesHerself - Reporter
MSNBC Live2012-2017TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself - Reporter / Herself - Guest
For the Record2017TV SeriesHerself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Election Night Coverage2016TV SpecialHerself - Correspondent
Weekends with Alex Witt2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Weekend Today2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - White House Correspondent / Herself - Substitute News Anchor / Herself - Correspondent
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Rundown2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - NBC News White House Correspondent
Up with Steve Kornacki2015TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
NewsNation with Tamron Hall2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself - White House Correspondent / Herself - Guest Hostess
The Reid Report2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Melissa Harris-Perry2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
The Cycle2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Andrea Mitchell Reports2013TV SeriesHerself - White House Correspondent
Martin Bashir2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
NBC News Decision 20122012TV SpecialHerself - Correspondent
NBC News Decision 20102010TV SpecialHerself - Correspondent

Archive Footage

Media Buzz2017TV SeriesHerself - NBC News White House Correspondent


Won Awards

2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form

Nominated Awards

2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormNBC News Decision 2010 (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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