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Kristen Welker

Kristen Welker
Born Kristen Welker
1976 (age 39–40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Harvard University
Occupation Journalist, correspondent

Kristen Welker is an American television journalist working for NBC News. She serves as a White House Correspondent based in Washington.[1]

Early life and education

Welker is the daughter of Harvey and Julie Welker.[2] Her father Harvey is an engineer, and her mother Julie is a real estate agent.[3] Harvey is white and Julie is black.[2][4] She graduated from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia in 1994 and Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998.[5][6][7] She graduated from Harvard with honor, with a major in History.[8]


Welker has worked at the ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island and KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California and joined NBC in 2005 at affiliate WCAU where she was a reporter and weekend anchor, then joined NBC News in 2010 as a correspondent based at the NBC News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California and became White House Correspondent in December 2011. Welker has traveled around the world with President Obama, Vice President Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama.


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  2. ^ a b Philly Magazine: "HughE Dillon: Jonas Brothers Play Ball in Camden - Plus today’s Snoop Dogg appearance, a farewell party for NBC 10′s Kristen Welker, and D.A. Seth Williams sings for his supper" By Hugh E. Dillon August 30, 2010
  3. ^ Dan Gross. " Go West Young Kristen Welker." Philadelphia Daily News, August 19, 2010, p. 28.
  4. ^ Philly Magazine: "Race For Votes Flier's Bigoted, Sexist, Welker Camp Argues" by Cynthia Burton and Mark McDonald April 27, 1995
  5. ^ Philly Magazine: "Kristen Welker’s New Gig: Hanging Out With the Obamas - The Philly native and NBC10 alum joined the White House press corps" By Gail Shister December 20, 2011
  6. ^ Philly Magazine: "Brian Williams, Matt Lauer … Kristen Welker? - The Philly-bred reporter is headed for the big leagues as a national correspondent for “Nightly News”" By Gail Shister August 19, 2010
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  8. ^ Patricia Clifford. "Family Celebrates Welker's Career Move." Philadelphia Tribune, August 31, 2010, p. 8B.

External links

  • NBC's Bio of Kristen Welker
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