Kristen Welker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Sep, 2017
Facts of Kristen Welker
Date of Birth: 1976 , July-1
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Kristen Welker
Father Harvey Welker
Mother Julie Welker
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity Black
Profession Television actor
Working For NBC News
Net Worth $23 million
Eye Color Dark
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG N/A
Famous for Journalist, correspondent
Married N/A
Education Harvard University
Awards NBC News Decision 2010
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Kristen Welker, an NBC journalist, serves as a Whitehouse correspondent for the NBC News. She works in Whitehouse with various journalists including Hallie Jackson

Early Life

Kristen Welker is an American journalist and correspondent. She was born on July 1, 1976, to Harvey and Julie Welker in Philadelphia, United States. Her family was a very educated one; her father was an engineer and her mother was a real estate agent. She has a bi-racial ethnicity as her father was a White American and her mother was an African- American.


Kristen Welker attended Germantown Friends School in 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 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.

Kristen Welker, since May 2011, has been working as a White House Correspondent for the 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.

Kristen 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.

Kristen Welker currently resides in Washington, D.C. She 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 was born on July 1, 1976. 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.

  Personal Life

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

The 40-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.

Net Worth, Body Measurements

Kristen, an NBC's experienced journalist, receives a good amount of money from the agency. She has $2.5 million net worth. Welker has an average height, she is 5.3 in tall.  Her regular workout includes running, elliptical machines and some abdominal work.