Kristen Welker Bio, Wiki
Kristen Welker is an American journalist currently working for NBC News as a White House correspondent based in Washingon, D.C. Her reporting appears all over NBC News as well as MSNBC platforms including Today, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, NBCNews.com, and Meet the Press. Welker is set to moderate the third and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden on October 22, 2020, at Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition, Welker is a co-anchor of Weekend Today, which the Saturday edition of Today, together with Peter Alexander. She joined NBC News in 2010 working as a correspondent based at the NBC News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California, and later became the network’s White House Correspondent in 2011. Prior to joining NBC, she worked for WCAU-TV, an NBC Philadelphia owned and operated station where she served as an anchor for NBC 10 weekend newscasts.
Kristen Welker Age
She was born on July 1, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Welker is 44 years old in 2020 and celebrates her birthday on July 1 every year.
Kristen Welker Height
Drawing from her photos, Welker is quite short in stature. Her height is estimated to be 5 feet 3 inches (Approx. 1.6 m).
Kristen Welker Parents
She was born to her parents, Harvey and Julie Welker. Welker’s father is was an engineer while her mother was a real estate agent. Her father, Harvey is white and her mother, Julie is black. Welker is proud of her African-American ethnicity.
John Hughes Kristen Welker | Kristen Welker Husband
Welker is married to her husband, John Hughes, a well-known marketing director at Merck in Philadelphia. The two started seeing each other in 2014 and when things intensified, they decided to take their relationship to the next phase. Welker is four years older than John but this did not hinder them from expressing their love for each other. The couple tied the knot on March 4, 2017. However, there is no available information about Welker having kids.
Kristen Welker Wedding
John and Welker started dating in 2014 and when they clicked, they decided to take their relationship to another level. The couple tied the knot on March 4, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had an enormous wedding a the Hyatt Hotel. The wedding was attended by family and close friends only adding up to around 300 people.
Kristen Welker Education
She attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia where she graduated in 1994 and later joined Harvard University where she graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in American History. During her time at Harvard University, Welker majored in history and also interned at Today in 1997.
Kristen Welker Nationality
Welker is an American by nationality and belongs to African-American descent.
Kristen Welker Ethnicity
Welker was born to interracial parents. Her father is a white American man while her mother is African-American. She is, therefore, of African-American ethnicity.
Kristen Welker Trump
Through a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump took a question from NBC’s correspondent, Welker but first commended her on her new role as a co-anchor on Weekend TODAY.
Kristen Welker Presidential Debate
On September 2, 2020, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that Welker would moderate the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The major event will be held on October 22, 2020, at Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The first presidential debate will be moderated by Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace on September 29, 2020, from the Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Steve Scully will moderate the second presidential debate on October 15, 2020, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, in Miami. Susan Page will moderate the vice-presidential debate between vice president Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on October 7, 2020.
Kristen Welker NBC
Welker works for NBC News as a White House correspondent based in Washingon, D.C.Her reporting appears all over NBC News as well as MSNBC platforms including “Today”, “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”, NBCNews.com, and Meet the Press”. Welker is also a co-anchor of Weekend Today, which the Saturday edition of Today, together with Peter Alexander. A staple of NBC New’s 2016 election coverage, she reported from a series of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Campaign. Welker was acknowledged by Glamour magazine as a “Key Player” of “Women of Election 2016”.
She joined NBC News in 2010 working as a correspondent based at the NBC News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California, and later became the network’s White House Correspondent in December 2011. As he White House correspondent, she started covering the White House, traveling locally and internationally with President Obama, the First Lady, and Biden. Welker was nominated for a national Emmy Award for her role in NBC News’ midterm election during her first year at NBC.
Prior to joining NBC, she worked for WCAU-TV, an NBC Philadelphia owned and operated station where she served as an anchor for NBC 10 weekend newscasts. Before that, Welker worked for WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island as well as KRCR-TV in Redding, California.
Some of Welker’s colleagues at NBC include:
Lauryn Ricketts – Meteorologist
Sam Brock – Reporter and Correspondent
Carol Lee – National Political Reporter
Morgan Chesky – National Correspondent (Texas)
Kye Martin – Traffic Reporter (Chicago)
Ali Vitali – White House Reporter
Kristen Welker Salary
Welker is mostly known for her work as NBC’s White House correspondent. Her estimated salary is $101,916 per year.
Kristen Welker Net Worth
Having worked in the media industry for more than a decade, Welker has been able to secure a good fortune. The bulk of her wealth has come from her immensely successful career as a journalist. Welker’s estimated net worth is $2.5 million.
Is Kristen Welker Married
She is married to her husband, John Hughes. Welker and John tied the knot on March 4, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Where Did Kristen Welker Grow Up
Welker was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Where does Kristen Welker live
She resides in Washington D.C. together with her beloved husband, John Hughes.
Does Kristen Welker have Children
The 44-year-old veteran journalist has been married to John Hughes since 2017. However, it is not clear if the couple has any children.
Is Kristen Welker a Democrat
As an umpire or moderator, people are interested to know if you’re neutral or inclined to a certain political persuasion. Welker has never come out publicly to express her political leanings and therefore she is deemed as neutral.
How old is Kristen Welker
She was born in 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Welker is 44 years old.