John Hughes (Kristen Welker Husband) Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, Merck, Salary

John Hughes

John Hughes Biography

John Hughes is the Marketing Director at Merck in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 2015. He is also the husband of the NBC’s White House Correspondent and Co-anchor of ‘Weekend Today’ Kristen Welker. He has been working with the company from 2006. Previously he was the Marketing Executive at Merck.

John Hughes Age

He was born in 1970 in USA. He is 51 years old.

John Hughes Wife

Hughes married Kristen Welker on March 4, 2017 at Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. Kristen Welker is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she is a White House Correspondent for NBC News and the co-anchor of Weekend Today. She joined the network in 2010 and began covering the White House in 2011. In January 2020 she became a “Weekend Today” co-host alongside Peter Alexander.

She was nominated for a national Emmy Award for NBC News’ midterm election coverage in late 2010. Prior to NBC, she worked at WCAU-TV, NBC’s Philadelphia station; WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island; and KRCR-TV in Redding, California.

The couple first met in October 2014 after they were set up on a date by Laura Nagle, Kristen’s mutual friend. They had their first date just a block away from Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia where they wedded. John proposed to Kristen during the 2016 campaign trail since she was covering the campaign for NBC. Kristen had previously told John that she would be in Washington D.C. for only 24 hours and John met her there, took her to the steps of Lincoln Memorial and popped the question. In an interview, he told the New York Times;

“I wanted to ask her outside in a place you could walk by years later and tell your kids that this was the spot we got engaged,”


John Hughes Kristen Welker Struggles with Infertility

Hughes’ wife, Kristen was 40 years when they got married in 2017 and they immediately started to try to have a baby. It didn’t work immediately so they thought they should go to a doctor as a precaution. After a visit to the doctor, Kristen was advised by her fertility specialist to try to conceive through IVF or in vitro fertilization. Her uterus lining was too thin to carry a child. At first she thought that the problem could be fixed.

“And I thought, ‘Okay, well, let’s fix it. There has to be something that we can do to fix this,'”

But after an array of various tests and appointments over the timespan of two years, Kristen then accepted that she would not be able to carry a child on her own. The couple did not give up on their dream of becoming parents and they decided to go through surrogacy.

“Our surrogate has been amazing.” “I can’t explain just how wonderful she’s been,” Hughes said. “For her this was about giving something to us that she felt a deep connection to.” And though the first transfer to the surrogate ended up being unsuccessful, their surrogate finally became pregnant and they are expecting their first child in June 2021.

John Hughes Kids

Hughes and his wife are expecting their first child together, a baby girl in June 2021 through a surrogate.

John Hughes Merck

Hughes is the Marketing Director at Merck in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 2015. Merck is a pharmaceutical company. He has been working with the company from 2006. He was also the Marketing Executive at Merck

John Hughes Salary

He earns an average salary of $190,000 per year.

John Hughes Net Worth

His net worth is ranging between $1.5 million to $2 million.


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