Kristen Welker, an NBC journalist, serves as a Whitehouse correspondent for NBC News. She is widely famous for working Whitehouse with various journalists including Hallie Jackson.
Kristen Welker's Short-Biography: Details On Her Early Life & Education
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. As of February 2022, her age is 45 and her height is 5 feet 3-inch or 160 cm tall.
She holds an American nationality and she belongs to a mixed ethnicity. Her engineer father was a White American while her real estate agent mother was an African- American. However, her parents were raised here in Philadelphia.
The 45 year old 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 Professional Career
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, Kristen 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.
Since May 2011, the Philadelphia-native 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.
The NBC journalist 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.
How Mich Is 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 (2021), however, the exact amount is still under review. As of March 2022, her fortune is reported to be $3 million.
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. with their only child, Margot Lane (daughter) who was born in June 2021.
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.
Is She Available On Social Media?
NBC News Chief White House Correspondent is currently living in Washington, D.C. The average house price in DC is $599,900. As of March 2022, she is available on Twitter with 428.4k followers and on LinkedIn with over 500 connections.
Also, Kristen is available on Instagram with 79.1k followers. As of Influencer Marketing Hub, she makes $315.75 to $526.25 per sponsor post with an engagement rate of 1.65%.
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 hourgla s s 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.
by sanjeet, 10 Oct, 2021