Kristen Welker -The Success Story

Kristen Welker is a television anchor for NBC news and also has a role as a White House correspondent.

 Early life

Kristen was born to a white mother and black father. Her mother was a real estate agent whereas her father was an engineer. Her date of birth is July 1st 1976 in Philadelphia.

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She graduated from Harvard in a Bachelor’s Degree Magna cum Laude in American History. She has also studied Spanish in Madrid on a Rotary Scholarship.


Welker has worked with ABC affiliate channels and in the year 2005 switched over to an NBC affiliate before joining NBC itself in 2010

She became the NBC’s White House Correspondent in the month of December 2011. She regularly travels with the current Presidential entourage to cover events pertaining to them.

Kristen Welker – Husband

She is reportedly dating and engaged to John Hughes, a marketing director at Merck in the Philadelphia area. In fact, he proposed to her in July 2016, when they were on their way for dinner, when he went down on bended knee and proposed her. The proposal was caught on camera by a quick thinking jogger, Anna Perkinson

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  • She has been included in The Hill’s 50 most beautiful people for the year 2014. She stood at 4th place of the list.
  • She only has 90% olfactory capacity due to her sinuses
  • She has been nominated for two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.
  • She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Kristen Welker – Salary and Net Worth

 Her annual salary is $100,000 with a net worth of $500,000.


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