Kristen Welker Biography
Kristen Welker is an NBC News White House journalist who reports for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet the Press, TODAY, and NBCNews.com. On 22 October 2020, she moderated the second presidential debate, which was supposed to be the third but ended up being the second. She is from the United States of America, namely Philadelphia. Ms. Welker co-hosts Weekend Today, the Saturday edition of Today, with American journalist Peter Alexander. Ms. Welker’s professional group is the National Association of Black Journalists.
How old is Kristen Welker? – Age
She was born on the 1st of July 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is 46 years old as of 2022.
Where did Kristen Welker go to school? – Education
Kristen studied at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia as a child, graduating in 1994, and then Harvard College cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in American history in 1998. While still at Harvard, she interned for Today in 1997.
Kristen Welker – Family
Kristen is of mixed race. Her dad was white, but her mom was black. Harvey Welker is an engineer, and Julie Welker is a real estate agent.
Who is Kristen Welker Married to? – Husband | Spouse
Ms. Welker is married to John Hughes, a marketing director from the United States. On March 4, 2017, the two married in Philadelphia. They met in 2014, nearly three years before their wedding, as a result of their mutual acquaintances setting them together. They currently reside in Washington, D.C.
Kristen Welker’s Child – Baby
Kristen and her husband John Hughes revealed that they are expecting a baby girl via surrogate during National Infertility Awareness Week in 2021.
Aside from journalism, she mentioned her other ‘huge’ desire as being able to establish a family with her spouse. She went on to say that after a few months of marriage, they realized that trying to have a child was not working, so they turned to IVF, which she claims went successfully the first time. However, she was told that her uterus’ lining was too thin to carry a kid.
The couple decided to look into surrogacy or adoption after the difficult process. They decided to start with surrogacy, but the first attempt failed miserably. Their resolve to become parents drove them to try again and again until their daughter was born on June 12, 2021. Margot Lane is the name of their baby girl.
Kristen Welker’s Height
She is 1.6 m tall.
What is Welker’s Salary?
Her salary is annually predicted to be $100,000.
Welker’s Net Worth
Her net worth is believed to be $3 million.
Kristen Welker Career
Ms. Welker has served the ABC television stations since graduating from Harvard, including WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California. She began her career in 2005 as a reporter and weekend anchor for NBC’s Philadelphia station, WCAU.
Kristen Welker NBC News
After that, Welker worked as a network correspondent in Burbank, California. She started as a correspondent for NBC News in 2010 and then became an NBC White House correspondent in December 2011. As a result, she had the opportunity to travel globally and domestically with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden. FLOTUS’s maiden international solo trip, to South Africa,” and payroll tax cuts were just two of the breaking stories Welker had a lead on.
During her first year at the network, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her coverage of the midterm elections on NBC News.
She also often works for MSNBC during White House press briefings and occasionally fills in on NBC Nightly News and Today. Welker moderated the 5th Democratic presidential debate, presented by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta in November 2019, before joining Weekend TODAY as a co-anchor alongside NBC’s Peter Alexander on January 11, 2020. Kristen worked as an anchor for the NBC 10 weekend newscasts at WCAU-TV, an NBC-owned and operated Philadelphia station in the early 2000s. She began working as a general assignment reporter in April 2005, before becoming an anchor. WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and KRCR-TV in Redding, California were among the stations where Welker worked.
Kristen Welker Trump
Kristen was a White House correspondent during Trump’s term. She attended the previous president’s and his press secretary’s press conferences, where she asked pointed questions that were picked up by other news organizations.
Presidential Debate Moderator Kristen Welker – Presidential Debate 2020
Kristen moderated the second presidential debate between then-President Donald J. Trump and then-Vice President Joe Biden on October 22, 2020. She was the second black woman to ever moderate a presidential debate on her own, following ABC News journalist Carole Simpson, who mediated the discussion between Bill Clinton and George HW Bush in 1992.
Kristen was lauded for her handling of the debate, unlike her 2020 debate moderating predecessors. By keeping the candidates in check, she was able to maintain control over the conversation. She has been dubbed the “obvious winner” of the argument on social media. Trump even took a moment to commend Welker’s performance, saying, “By the way, so far, I like very much the way you’re handling this.” He had already described her as “bad and unfair” prior to the debate.