Kristen Welker Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Height, Career, Net Worth

Kristen Welker
Kristen Welker

Kristen Welker Biography

Kristen Welker is a renowned American journalist working for NBC News. She currently serves as the White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C. In addition, Kristen Co-anchors the Weekend Today, the Saturday edition of Today alongside her “brother”, Peter Alexander.

She began her career at ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and KRCR-TV in Redding, California. In 2005, Kristen joined the NBC affiliate WCAU in Philadelphia working as a reporter and weekend news anchor.

Later in 2010, Welker joined NBC News as a news correspondent based at the NBC News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California. In 2011, she was glorified to work as an NBC White House correspondent.

Furthermore, Kristen regularly represents MSNBC at the daily White House press briefings. She has also been reporting for various programs on the channel. Occasionally, she fills in on NBC Nightly News and Today.

On January 10, 2020, Welker was announced to fill in as the NBC co-anchor of Weekend Today alongside Peter Alexander. She started on the program on January 11, 2020.

Kristen Welker Age|Birthday

Welker was born on July 1, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She is 43 years old as of July 2019.

Kristen Welker Education

She joined Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia where she graduated in 1994. Kristen then joined Havard college to pursue a Bachelor of Arts later graduating in 1998. At Havard, her main focus was history and graduated with honors. In addition, she interned with Today in 1997, while still in Havard College.

Kristen Welker Family

Kristen is the daughter of Harvey and Julie Welker. Harvey, his father is an engineer whereas her mother is a real estate agent. In addition, her father is white, and her mother black.

Kristen Welker Husband

Welker married John Hughes, a marketing director at Merck on March 4, 2017, in Philadelphia. The duo met due to mutual friends and after developing their relationship, John proposed to his beloved at Lincoln Memorial.

Kristen Facts

  • Full Name: Kristen Welker
  • Born: July 1, 1976
  • Nationality: American
  • Alma mater: Havard University
  • Occupation: News correspondent and Journalist
  • Current Employer: NBC News
  • Husband: John Hughes (married 2017)
  • Net Worth: $2.5 million
  • Annual Salary: $81,680 – $118,036