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Kristen Welker (born 1st July 1976) is an highly-recognized NBC News television journalist in the United States.

Welker, who is based in Washington, D.C., works as the network’s co-chief White House correspondent and co-anchor of Weekend Today, the Saturday edition of Today, alongside Peter Alexander.

On October 22, 2020, she moderated the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Kristen Welker: History, Bio, Photo
Full Name: Kristen Welker
Born: 1 July 1976 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Parents: Julie Welker, Harvey Welker
Children: Margot Lane Welker
Height: 1.6 m
Siblings: N/A
Husband • Spouse: John Hughes (m. 2017)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Occupation: Journalist • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$3 million

Early Life

Kristen Welker was birthed by Harvey and Julie Welker.

She was born on the 1st of July, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Her mother is a real estate agent, while her father is an engineer.

Kristen Welker was born to a white father and an African-American mother which doubles her ethnicity.


Kristen Welker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College in 1998 after graduating from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia in 1994.

She studied history at Harvard University and graduated with honors. In 1997, Kristen Welker worked as an intern with ‘Today.’


Kristen Welker worked for ABC stations WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2003 to 2005, and KRCR-TV in Redding, California.

She began her career with NBC in 2005 as a reporter and weekend anchor at WCAU, the company’s Philadelphia-based station. In 2010, she began working for NBC News as a correspondent in Burbank, California, at the company’s West Coast headquarters.

In December 2011, she joined NBC’s White House team as a correspondent.

Kristen Welker attends daily White House press briefings on behalf of MSNBC and reports live for the network’s various programs. In addition, she appears on NBC Nightly News and Today regularly to fill in for other anchors.

On January 10, 2020, NBC announced that Kristen Welker would join Peter Alexander as a regular co-anchor of Weekend Today.

On January 11, 2020, she made her debut as a co-anchor on Weekend Today. In addition, she received the Outstanding Journalist in Broadcast Television Award at the Washington Women in Journalism Awards in September 2020.

Personal Life

On March 4, 2017, Kristen Welker married John Hughes, a Merck marketing professional, in Philadelphia.

In June 2021, Welker and her husband, John Hughes, welcomed a baby girl, Margot Lane Welker via surrogacy.

Net Worth

According to multiple sources publication, Kristen Welker has a US$3 million net worth.

The journalist’s yearly compensation is thought to be more than US$100,000.

Source: XYZ

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