Kristen Welker Husband, Married, Parents, Net Worth, Salary, Ethnicity, Bio

Kristen Walker has walked the path of excellence through her hard work and sheer determination. She is famous for her journalism work. There are thousands of journalists in the USA, but Kristen is the breed of a reporter who knows how to distinguish herself from the flock. She has a knack for great reporting making her noticeable.

Read through to know more about who Kristen Welker is, her early life, wiki, bio, career, net worth, marriage, husband, and body measurements.

Who is Kristen Welker?

Kristen Welker is a famous American TV journalist and news reporter who has made a name in the journalism field. She has worked for the NBC TV for many years making her a household name in the USA. Her popularity rose when she was appointed as the White House correspondent for NBC News channel in Washington.

Kristen Welker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born to American parents who are discussed in another paragraph. That is to mean she is an American by nationality and of mixed African-American ethnicity.

Early life, Career

Kristen Walker went to school at Germantown Friends School in Germantown, Philadelphia. She graduated in 1994. Kristen got admission at the prestigious Harvard University where she studied American History, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree honors. She also studied Spanish in Madrid on a Rotary Scholarship.

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TV Journalist, Kristen Welker

Kristen Walker career in journalism started when she joined ABC’s sister TV station called WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. This is where her journalism skills were honed. After working for some years, he got an offer to work for KRCR-TV in California. After a three year stint, she moved on to be a reporter for WLNE-ABC6 News in 2003. She worked for two years in this station, and in 2005 she joined NBC sister station called WCAU as a TV anchor and a news reporter.


It is at WCAU TV an affiliate station to NBC that Kristen had a longer working stint. She stuck here for five years till 2009 when she moved to NBC News. She worked as a news correspondent based at NBC Universal News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California. Here she worked diligently providing great news. After two years of work in California, she was promoted and made the NBC News, White House correspondent in 2011 to-date. Kristen has covered many White House events from the time of President Barrack Obama to now when President Donald Trump is in power.

How old is Kristen Welker? Age, Birthday

The TV personality, Kristen Welker was born on July 1st, 1976, making her 48 years old.

Kristen Welker Salary and Net Worth

How rich is Kristen Welker? Her career growth has been quite steady for the last for about twenty years. Kristen has worked in different TV stations earning her growth in salary, which eventually has earned her a great net worth. Authoritative sources estimate Kristen Welker net worth to be around $2.5 million.

Image of Actor, Kristen Welker net worth is $2.5 million

Actor, Kristen Welker net worth is $2.5 million

Reliable salary estimators have recorded that the salary for a White House Correspondent ranges from $75,783 to $94,491 per annum. Therefore, the average salary for a White House correspondent is $85,761 per year. Kristen’s earnings are expected to keep growing as she continues rising the ranks in her now flourishing career.

Kristen Welker and John Hughes Relationship History. Her Husband and Children

Kristen Welker’s personal life was in the private closets until her marriage to husband, John Hughes in 2017. They tied the knot at a wedding held in Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel. It was attended by fellow journalists, friends, and family. Kristen Welker got married after many years of trial and errors with relationships. She would start a relationship that never ended well, leaving her very devastated.

Her busy work schedule could have possibly pushed away prospective suitors.  She married at the age of 41 years, which is an advanced age for a woman. John is four years older than her.

Image of Kristen Welker with her husband John Hughes

Kristen Welker with her husband, John Hughes

Kristen met John through her mutual friend. They set a date to meet in October 2014 when Kristen had gone to Philadelphia to check on her parents. John was impressed by what he saw on his first date. He decided to impress Kristen by surprise. He designed a crossword puzzle of a presidential trivia knowing too well that Kristen worked as a White House news correspondent. This left a mark on Kristen who thought that it was quite a thoughtful, romantic move John had made.

Remember, Kristen is Harvard educated and did very well in her studies. This must have been something that John Hughes noticed on his first date with her, and quickly identified her passions. The puzzle impressed Kristen to the point that it was included in their wedding day program.

Who is Kristen Welker husband, John Hughes?

John Hughes is a Philadelphia based Marketing Director. John works for a popular company called Merck, which is one of the world largest Pharmaceutical Company in the world.

Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality

Kristen was born to her White American father called Harvey and a mixed African-American mother, Julie. They are both American citizens. Therefore, Kristen is of mixed ethnicity. They are highly educated parents with great careers as Harvey is an engineer, and Julie is a real estate agent.

Social Media Updates: Where is she now?

Kristen has active social media accounts where she gets to connect with her fans and followers. She has an Instagram account with 30.7 followers, her Twitter account has 198k followers, and Facebook has 13.4k followers.

Measurements: Height and Weight

How tall is Kristen Welker? She stands at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 55 kgs.

Image of Kristen Welker height is 5 feet 6 inches

Kristen Welker height is 5 feet 6 inches

Kristen Welker Wiki, Bio, Net Worth

Full name Kristen Welker
Nickname None
Date of birth (age) on July 1, 1976 (42 years)
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Net worth $2.5 Million
Mother Julie Welker
Father Harvey Welker
Ethnicity/Race Mixed
Career Journalist
Nationality American
Marital status Married
Husband John Hughes
Children None
Height 5 feet 6 inches
Weight 55 kg

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