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(Journalist, News correspondent)

Kristen Welker is NBC's White House Correspondent. Kristen is married to her boyfriend. Her husband is four years younger than her. Despite it, their relationship is going strong!

Relationship Facts of Kristen Welker

Kristen Welker is married to John Hughes.
Kristen Welker married on March 04, 2017.
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She is mother of One(Margot Lane).
Kristen Welker is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

When did Kristen Welker welcome her Surrogate Child?

Kristen Welker is married to John Hughes. Her husband John is a marketing director at Merck in Philadelphia.

They started having an affair with each other in 2014. They started dating in October 2014.

Her husband John is four years younger than her. The relationship was going very well so they decided to take their relationship to the next level.

The couple got married on March 4, 2017. Their marriage ceremony was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

They had a big fat wedding at the Hyatt Hotel. Their guest list was full of close friends and family only. They had called around 300 people.

1st surrogate daughter

The couple welcomed their first child Margot Lane on 12th June 2021 via surrogacy. It’s a girl and their daughter’s full name is Margot Lane Welker Hughes.

Previously, she announced that she had infertility issues and hence could not be pregnant.

Who is Kristen Welker?

Kristen Welker is an American television journalist and news correspondent.

She is best known for being the White House correspondent for NBC News based in Washington.

Kristen Welker: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

She was born on July 1, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. As of 2023, she is 46 years old.

She is an American by nationality and is of African-American ethnicity.

Kristen is the daughter of a Native American father, Harvey Welker, and an African-American mother, Julie Welker.

Her father is an engineer, and her mother is a real estate agent.


About education, she attended Germantown Friends School in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and graduated in 1994.

After that, she enrolled at Harvard College in 1994 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998.

Kristen Welker: Professional Life, Career

She began her journalism career in the late 1990s, joining ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. She worked there for several years.

Later on, in 2001, she joined KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California. She worked there for a couple of years till 2003, then in 2003, she was a reporter for WLNE-ABC6 News.

Kristen worked here also for two years and in 2005, she left. In 2005, she joined NBC 10 affiliate WCAU as an anchor and reporter.

She has worked there as a reporter and weekend anchor for about half a decade till 2009.

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Caption: Kristen Welker and John Hughes (Source: Bio Gossip)

Kristen then joined NBC News in 2009 as a correspondent based at the NBC Universal News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California.

She became NBC News White House correspondent in May 2011 and she is presently still working here.

Kristen Welker: Net Worth, Salary

She has a net worth of $3 million as of 2023, but her salary is not revealed yet.

As a reporter, her salary ranges between $81.680 to $118.036 per annum.

Kristen Welker: Rumors, Controversy

There were rumors that Kristen will be joining NBC News as a White House Correspondent. The rumors became true when she joined the channel.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Kristen Welker has a height of 5 feet 3 inches and bodyweight is 62 kg.

Besides this, she has black hair and her eyes color are also black.

Furthermore, her other body measurements are not known.

Social Media

Welker is active on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

She has around 14.8k followers on Facebook. Her Twitter account has more than 236.5k followers and the Instagram account has more than 51.7k followers.


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What is Kristen Welker's ethnicity?

  • She belongs to All-American ancestry.

Did Kristen Welker have a baby?

  • She has a daughter via surrogacy.

Who is Kristen Welker's spouse?

  • She married John Huges in 2017.

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