After nine years as the host of “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd announced his departure from the popular public affairs talk show. Taking his place is Kristen Welker, the co-chief White House correspondent for NBC News.

She joins a prestigious lineup of hosts that includes the late Tim Russert and becomes the second woman and the first Black journalist to take on this position in the show’s 75-year history.

“Meet the Press” holds the distinction of being the longest-running show on American television and has consistently led in total viewership for over eight years.

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Net worth

Kristen Welker has a net worth of approximately $3 million, with an annual salary ranging from $81,680 to $118,036.


Born on July 1, 1976, Kristen Welker is currently 46 years old.


Kristen Welker is married to John Hughes, a marketing director at Merck in Philadelphia. They got married in March 2017 after meeting through mutual friends.


Starting her media career in 1990, Kristen Welker worked with various news stations before joining NBC News. She began her media journey in 1990, working with ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island.

From there, she moved on to KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico, California, and later joined WLNE-ABC6 News in 2004. Welker’s association with NBC started in 2009, where she served as an anchor before becoming a correspondent at the NBC Universal News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California, in 2010. Currently, she is a co-chief White House correspondent for NBC News.

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Kristen Welker’s parents are Harvey Welker, a Native American engineer, and Julie Welker, an African-American estate agent. Her parents’ interracial relationship and her mother’s involvement in politics inspired her career as a political reporter.

As viewers anticipate the transition, they can expect insightful interviews, thorough analysis, and a commitment to delivering the news that has made “Meet the Press” an essential part of Sunday morning programming for decades.