Kristen Welker is an American media personality famous as a journalist of the NBC news of the NBC network. Additionally, she serves as the White House Correspondent, co-anchor of the weekend Today and the Saturday edition of Today, along with Peter Alexander. Previously, she worked for the ABC network. 

Harvard University graduate Kristine was born on July 1, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the U.S. As per Welker’s birth details, she is an American native and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. Also, Kristine was born under the star sign Cancer. 

Kristen Welker’s Early Life: Parents and Education

Kristen was born as the daughter of Harvey and Julie Welker. Her father is a professional engineer, and her mother is a real estate agent. 

Her father is of a Mixed ethnic group, and her mother is of an African ethnic group. As a result, Kristine is half white and half African racial background. 

Talking about her education, she attended Germantown Friends School, graduating in 1994. Later, for higher education, she attended Harvard College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998.

Kristen Welker Is Married To Her Husband John Hughes

The renowned journalist Kristine enjoys a blissful marital relationship with her husband, John Hughes. The couple walked down the aisle on March 4, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As per the reports, the duo had a wedding ceremony at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia.

After some days after the wedding in 2017, Kristine posted a picture holding a marriage certificate along with her husband. In particular, the wedding certificate was obtained in Philadelphia City. Along with the picture, she captioned: 

“Marriage license in hand! No turning back now. Thanks Philadelphia City Hall for making this quick and easy. #itsgonnabehughes” 

The wedding ceremony was attended by their family, friends, and relatives. Additionally, some of Welker’s co-workers, such as Chuk Todd, Peter Alexander, Kelly O’Donnell, Pete Williams, and Andrea Mitchell, were attendees.

Kristen and John dancing romantically on their wedding day
Kristen and John dancing romantically on their wedding day,
Source: New York Times

The couple seems to have good bonding together. Back on March 4, 2018, on the occasion of the 1st anniversary, Kristine posted a picture on her Instagram, captioning: 

“Wonderful first anniversary at the Gridiron. We plan to be in White Tie for every anniversary. #paperanniversary #whitetie #itsgonnabehughes”  

As of 2020, the couple is living a joyful marital life without any rumors of divorce or separation to date. 

How did Kristen Welker and John Hughes’s Relationship start?

Reportedly, the couple met for the first time in October 2014. In particular, one of their mutual friends set their meeting. In her interview with The New York Times, she revealed that John officially won her heart when he made her a presidential trivia crossword Puzzle. 

Remembering her first meeting with John, Kristine, in one of her interviews, said: 

“I’m 40 years old. I say that to give hope to other women who maybe haven’t found The One in their 20s. So two summers ago, my best friend from high school’s mother said, “I’d really like you to meet John Hughes.” He is their family friend’s son. I had just about given up on the idea of finding someone, but we had dinner in Philadelphia, and the rest is sort of history.”

Two years after their first meeting, in 2016, John proposed to Kristen to be his wife in front of Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Interestingly, when John was asked why he chose Lincoln Memorial for proposing to her, he said: 

 “I wanted to ask her  outside in a place you could walk by years later and tell your kids that this was the spot we got engaged.”         

Posting a picture of being proposed on her Instagram account, Welker wrote that she had been waiting for the moment for around 40 years and expressed her happiness to find the love of her life.

She captioned the picture with: 

“Friends, I’ve waited nearly 40 years for this and wanted to share that John Hughes @salatrix and I got engaged Friday night in Washington, D.C. Thank you to a quick thinking jogger, Anna Perkinson, for capturing the moment. And thank you John for making me the happiest and luckiest girl in the world. #worththewait #atlast”

Kristen Welker’s Net Worth: $2.5 Million

The NBC news journalist Kristen Welker has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million, entirely generated from her professional career. Although the details about her salary are not in the media yet, the NBC network team member earns between $52,654 and $70,516 as a salary. 

Exploring her social media profiles, she seems to be enjoying a lavish lifestyle, visiting extravagant places either for reporting or going on a romantic date with her husband. On the other hand, the details about her assets like cars and houses are not in the media yet. 

Age, Height, and Weight

As of March 2020, Kristen is 43 years old. Additionally, she stands at 5 feet 3 inches and weighs around 62 kg. 

Body Statics:

  • Breast: 37 inches
  • Hip: 27 inches
  • Waist: 38 inches
  • Bra Size: 36C
  • Cup Size: C
  • Shoe Size: 6

Currently Working for NBC Network as a News Reporter

As of March 2020, Kristine is working as a journalist for the NBC network’s NBC news. In particular, she works as a White House correspondent based in Washington D.C. In addition, she also works as a co-anchor of Weekend Today, the Saturday edition of Today, alongside Peter Alexander. 

Kristen Welker along with her NBC colleagues
Kristen Welker, along with her NBC colleagues,
Source: Variety

Previously, she worked at ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California. Later in 2005, she joined NBC Affiliate, WCAU in Philadelphia and worked as a reporter and weekend anchor. 

In 2010 she joined NBC News and was a reporter based at the Burbank, California, NBC News West Coast Headquarters. In December 2011, she joined NBC White House correspondents. 

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