NBC News journalist and 2020 presidential debate moderator Kristen Welker is no stranger to politics – her parents Julie and Harvey Welker are registered Democrats.
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Kristen Welker’s mother, Julie Welker, is a real estate agent Credit: Instagram
Who are Kristen Welker’s parents?
Kristen is the only child of Julie and Harvey Welker, who raised their daughter in Philadelphia.
Her mother Julie, a black woman, is a real estate who once ran for 5th City Council district in Philly, a Philly.com article reported in 1995.
Julie Welker once ran for a spot on Philadelphia’s city council, in 1995Credit: Instagram
Her father Harvey is a consulting engineer based in PennsylvaniaCredit: Facebook/The White House via Flickr
He attended Dartmouth College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1965 before staying another two years to earn his masters in 1967.
Harvey played football while he was at Dartmouth, and Kristen shared a photo of her dad’s gridiron days in 2015.
What is their political affiliation?
Welker’s parents are registered Democrats who have donated to Democratic political campaigns since at least 1992, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Harvey and Julie collectively donated more than $23,000 to Obama between 2008 and 2012, records show.
Welker and her father attending a White House event with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle ObamaCredit: The White House via Flickr
Trump bashed Welker as “terrible and unfair” days before his final match-up with Biden.
He also accused her of partaking in “anti-Trump activism.”
“She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game,” Trump said of Welker.
What is Kristen Welker’s political party?
NBC confirmed to Politico that she’s been unaffiliated since she registered to vote in 2012.
Kristen Welker hasn’t been affiliated with any political party since she registered to vote in 2012Credit: AP:Associated Press
Who is Kristen Welker’s husband?
Welker is married to John Hughes, a 47-year-old marketing executive at Merck.
John and Kristen got married in 2017 at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, just a block from where they had their first date.
The couple now celebrates the anniversary of their first date every time it rolls around.
Kristen revealed on Instagram that they recreate it every year to remember that magical night all over.
Kristen Welker married her husband John Hughes in 2017Credit: Twitter
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