Kristen Welker

Kristen Welker

Who is Kristen Welker? 

Kristen Welker is an American television journalist working for NBC News. She is also a member of White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Currently, she serves as the co-anchor of American morning news and talk program "Weekend Today" that airs daily on NBC as well as the Saturday edition of "Today", alongside Peter Alexander, whom she calls a loving brother and best friend.

She has been a prominent member of NBC news since 2005.  On September 2, 2020, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that Welker would be moderating the third presidential election debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

  • She is well-known for serving as a co-anchor of NBC news program "Weekend Today"
  • She is also known for her television presenting career with the NBC news. 

Early Life and Family 

Kristen Welker was born on 1st July 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. She holds an American nationality. Her father is white and her mother is black so she has a mixed ethnicity (half white and half Afro-American). Her birth sign falls under Cancer.


Her father Harvey Welker is an Engineer and her mother Julie Welker is a real estate agent. She completed her schooling from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia in 1994 and later enrolled at Harvard College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998.

Relationship, Marriage, and Husband

Kristen Walker and her husband, a marketing director named John Hughes, got married on March 4, 2017, in Philadelphia. The two met back in 2014 thanks to their mutual friends for setting them up together. Kristen recalled to The New York Times that John won her over officially one night when he made her a presidential trivia crossword puzzle. In 2016, John dropped to one knee and asked Kristen to be his wife right in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. — the perfect location for a political reporter. Before her romantic relationship with John Hughes, she dated a number of guys but none of the relationships grew stronger like John Hughes. 

How tall is Kristen Welker?

Kristen Welker has a height of 5 ft 3 inches tall. She has a voluptuous body figure with an attractive hourglass shape.

Kristen Welker wears a 36C bra size and her weight is 62 Kg. Her body measures 37-27-38 inches. She wears a 10 (US) size dress and 8 (US) size shoes. Her eye color and hair color both are black. Overall she has a well-maintained healthy body. 

Net Worth of Kristen Welker

"The Today Show" co-anchor has managed to earn enough income through her Journalism career. She is paid a decent amount of salary for working in NBC news, serving as White House correspondent, and hosting the news and talk program "Weekend Today".

Kristen Welker's salary is believed to be $101.916, ranging from $81.680 to $118.036 per year, and Kristen Welker's net worth is about $2.5 million. She owns a luxurious mansion in Philadelphia along with her husband. The news anchor is also seen roaming around in an expensive modern car. 

Facts About Kristen Welker

  • #1Despite being an excellent broadcaster and journalist, her private life had never been discussed until she turned 40.
  • #2Kristen replaces Sheinelle Jones as a news anchor for " Weekend Today", who stepped down in late December to spend more time with her family.
  • #3She started media career in 1990 working with ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • #4In 2008 the reporter was nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.
  • #5Kristen Welker's wedding took place at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in the reporter’s hometown of Philadelphia on March 4, 2017.
  • #6Welker interned for NBC news show "Today" in 1997.
  • #7Most recently, Kristen moderated the all-female-panelist Democratic Presidential Debate on MSNBC in November.
  • #8At Harvard, she majored in history and graduated with honors.
  • #9She became an NBC White House correspondent in December 2011.
Kristen Welker
Quick Facts of Kristen Welker
Celebrated Name Kristen Welker
Age 44 years old
Nick Name Kristen Welker
Birth Name Kristen Welker
Birth Date 1976-07-01
Gender Female
Profession American television journalist
Nationality American
Birthnation America
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
Ethnicity mixed (half white and half black)
Famous for American television journalist working for NBC News.
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Cancer
Father Harvey Welker
Mother Julie Welker
Career Start 1998-Present
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Married
Husband John Hughes ​(m. 2017)
Height 5 ft 3 inches
Weight 62 Kg
Body Measurement 37-27-38 inches
Shoe Size 10(US)
Dress Size 8(US)
Bra Size 36C(US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Net Worth $2.5 million
Source of Wealth Journalism
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