Kristen Welker Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, Net Worth

Kristen Welker Biography

Kristen Welker is an American television journalist serving at NBC News. In addition, she serves as a White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and worked as co-anchor of Weekend Today, the Saturday edition of Today, together with Peter Alexander from 2020 to 2023.

How old is Kristen Welker? – Age

The television journalist is 47 years old as of 2023. She was born on 1 July 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, where she grew up.

How tall is Kristen Welker? – Height

Welker is 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m) tall.

Kristen Welker Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Welker is the daughter of Harvey and also Julie Welker. Likewise, her father is an engineer, her mother a real estate agent. Besides, Welker’s father is white and her mother is black.

Kristen Welker’s Education

In 1994, she graduated from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia and Harvard College along with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. She majored in American history and also graduated magna cum laude. Besides, she interned for Today in 1997, while at Harvard.

Is Kristen Welker Married? – Husband

On March 4, 2017, she married John Hughes in Philadelphia. Likewise, their daughter was born in June 2021 through a surrogate.

NBC News Journalist Kristen Welker photo
NBC News Journalist Kristen Welker photo

Kristen Welker NBC News

Welker has served at ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and also KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California, and besides joined NBC in 2005 at affiliate WCAU in Philadelphia, where she became a reporter and weekend anchor. Later, she joined NBC News in 2010 as a correspondent located at the NBC News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California. Moreover, she became an NBC White House correspondent in December 2011.

Welker as well represented MSNBC at the daily White House press briefings and also as reported live for various programs on the channel. Besides, she occasionally filled in on NBC Nightly News and Today. NBC announced that she would become the regular co-anchor of Weekend Today together with Peter Alexander on January 10, 2020. She also debuted as co-anchor on Weekend Today on January 11, 2020.

It was announced by NBC that she had been named to succeed Chuck Todd on June 4, 2023, as anchor of their Sunday morning program, Meet the Press, beginning on September 17, 2023 and its weekday spinoff Meet The Press Now on NBC News NOW beginning on September 22, 2023.

Kristen Welker Net Worth

Citing her career, Kristen has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Kristen Welker‘s Instagram

You can find and follow Welker on Instagram using the account name: @KristenWelker

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