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Kristen Welker Biography

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OccupationJournalist
Networth$2.5 million
EthnicityMixed Ethnicity (?Black)
NationalityAmerican
ReligionChristian
SpouseJohn Hughes (m. 2016)
EducationHarvard University
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Kristen Welker is an American television journalist, raised into a well-educated family. Her father is an engineer, and her mother is a real estate agent. She is currently working on NBC News, serving as a White House correspondent based in Washington.

Early Life

Kristen Welker was born on July 1, 1976, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is the daughter of Harvey Welker, an engineer, and Julie Welker, a real estate agent.  Kristen belongs to a mixed ethnicity; her father is a White American while her mother is an African American.

NBC's Kristen WelkerNBC's Kristen Welker (Source: NBC)

She attended German-town Friends School in Philadelphia and graduated in 1994. In 1998, Welker earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard College, majoring in History.

Kristen Welker Career

Previously, Kristen worked at the ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in the Providence, Rhode Island and KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico. Again in 2005 at affiliate WCAU, she appeared on NBC, where she served as a reporter based at the NBC News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, the USA. In 2011, she became NBC White House correspondent and had traveled over the world with Obama and Biden.

Kristen WelkerKristen Welker at the White House Press Conference (Source: Pinterest)

Personal Life: Married, Husband, Net Worth

Welker is married to John Hughes, a marketing director at Merck in Philadelphia. They tied the knot on March 4, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, surrounded by 300 of their closest friends and family. The couple met in 2014 when a mutual friend set them up on a date in October.

Kristen Welker and John Hughes wedding photo
Source: NY Times

The young and very talented female media personality Welker has estimated net worth of $2.5 million. She also gets huge salary through her works and profession, which gets over $100 thousand plus salary annually including all bonuses, fee, and incentives. The lady also pays a high amount of tax, where her recent tax is over 40% to the Governments.

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Updated On Tue May 23 2017 Published On Tue Mar 14 2017 By rajan

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