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1976 (age 37–38)
Welker is the daughter of Harvey and Julie Welker. Her father is White and her mother Black. She graduated from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia in 1994. She is a graduate of Harvard University.
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.
- 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
- Philly Magazine: "Race For Votes Flier's Bigoted, Sexist, Welker Camp Argues" by Cynthia Burton and Mark McDonald April 27, 1995
- 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
- 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