Kristen Welker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Oct, 2021
Facts of Kristen Welker
Date of Birth: 1976 , July-1
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Kristen Welker
Birth Name Kristen Welker
Father Harvey Welker
Mother Julie Welker
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity Mixed (White American and African-American)
Profession Television actor
Working For NBC News
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Dark
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Weight in KG N/A
Famous for Journalist, correspondent
Married N/A
Married to John Hughes
Education Harvard University
Awards NBC News Decision 2010
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Kristen Welker, an NBC journalist, serves as a Whitehouse correspondent for NBC News. She works in Whitehouse with various journalists including Hallie Jackson.  She is one of the popular American journalists and correspondents who is well known for her dedication and hard work. Regarding her personal life, she is married to John Hughes in 2017.

Early Life, Education, And Bio Of Kristen Welker

Kristen Welker was born on July 1, 1976, to parents Harvey Welker and Julie Welker in Philadelphia, the United States under the birth sign Cancer. Her father was an engineer and her mother was a real estate agent.

She has a mixed ethnicity as her father was a White American and her mother was an African- American. Moreover, Welker is American by nationality. Her parents were raised here in Philadelphia.

Kristen Welker attended Germantown Friends School in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and graduated in 1994. She then studied at Harvard University and graduated with honor in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts as well as a major in History.

Kristen Welker's Career

Kristen Welker started her career in Broadcast Media in 2001 as a reporter for KRCR. From 2003- 05, she worked as a reporter for KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California, and WLNE-ABC6 NEWS in Providence, Rhode Island.

In 2005, she joined NBC 10 and worked as an anchor and reporter for four years. At the same time, she was also the reporter for the WCAU-TV (NBC). For two years, from 2009-2011, she lent her services to NBC Universal, Burbank Bureau as NBC News Correspondent.

Welker, since May 2011, has been working as a White House Correspondent for NBC News in the Greater Los Angeles area. Welker has traveled around the world with former President Obama; the father of Sasha Obama. She covered the Obama administration and the 2012 presidential campaign.

Welker suffered from a series of bad sinus infections while covering President Obama’s 2012 re-election. She lost her sense of smell, but it did not hamper her work as her dedication to her work was very high. After a follow-up surgery, she regained her sense of smell but only up to 90 percent. According to her, she could pick up the scent of lotions, they couldn’t detect a whiff of brownies baking in the oven.

Welker is currently working for NBC News, a division of the American broadcast network NBC and serves as a White House correspondent based in Washington. She has contributed a lot to cover politics in America, including one of her senses. A sinus infection disrupted her sense of smell, but a follow-up surgery has made some recovery.

Kristen Welker's Net Worth

Kristen, an NBC's experienced journalist, receives a good amount of money from the agency. She has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million, however, the amount is still under review. 

According to some online sources, a correspondent earns an average salary that ranges from $31k to $118k. Whereas, an NBC journalist makes an average salary that ranges from $51k to $75k. With such earning, she is maintaining her lavish lifestyle.

Kristen Welker's Personal Life

 Kristen Welker's relationship details were not available until she announced her engagement. She married Marketing Executive John Hughes on 4 March 2017. Several prominent journalists attended her wedding ceremonies such as Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell, and Chris Jansing

The couple met for the first time in 2014 with the help of their mutual friend. They fell for one another and eventually started dating and soon tied the knot. The husband-wife couple currently resides in Washington, D.C. The husband-wife couple is together for months but has no children yet.

The 42-year old beauty seldom shares her personal information. She is a devoted Philadelphia Phillies fan and enjoys exercising and watching sports and reality TV shows in her downtime. She was rated No. 4 on the 2014 list of the fifty “most beautiful” people in politics by The Hill website. Besides, her regular workout includes running, elliptical machines, and some abdominal work.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age = As of 2018, her age is 42.
  • Birth Sign: Cancer
  • Height = Kristen Welker has an average height of 5 feet 3 inches(1.60cm).
  • Weight = She weighs around 62kg (137 pounds).
  • Body Measurement = She has an hourglass body with perfect measurements of 37-27-38 inches (94-69-97 cm).
  • Shoe Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: 10(US)
  • She has natural black color hair and has a brown eyes color.


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