All eyes are turning to NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker as she prepares to host the third and final presidential debate Thursday. President Trump and Joe Biden will square off at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., in a 90-minute debate starting at 9 p.m.
H/T: New York Post
Welker, 44, has been the White House correspondent at NBC News since 2011, after working as a news reporter in Rhode Island.
The New York Post reports:
Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years.
Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone.
There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.
In 2012, Welker and her family celebrated Christmas at the White House with the Obamas.
And don't forget back in 2016, Welker was the reporter that was busted by a live camera tipping off Hillary's comms director about questions she would ask her during a post-debate interview.
“Anyone who’s ever dealt with Welker knows she’s an activist, not a reporter. The White House press team views her the same way they would AOC or Pelosi if they walked in the office,” a senior White House official told The Post.
Debate Moderator Kristen Welker is not fair. She’s been an activist for awhile.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 9, 2020
And when she was on twitter she couldn’t handle being called out for her bias. pic.twitter.com/lxcLxZfSP5
Debate topics for third debate disclosed:— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 16, 2020
Nothing on the economy (top issue in Gallup)
Nothing on immigration
Nothing on healthcare
Nothing on law enforcement
Nothing on education
Climate change was a topic added by Fox's Wallace in the first debate. It returns again here. https://t.co/ja7vUI3Tm9
Choosing Democrat Welker as a “moderator” is one more example of why the Commission on Presidential Debates should be abolished and no Republican candidate should ever again agree to work with them.— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) October 17, 2020
Upcoming October 22 presidential debate topics from CPD, and voters' top issues, from Pew in August: pic.twitter.com/GTV3AXwYn1— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 16, 2020