NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker is the only journalist featured in Glamour’s Meet the Women of Election 2016 spread, alongside big names like Huma Abedin and Rosario Dawson. Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week and Welker joined the conversation to discuss what she expects covering the campaign.
On why she got involved:
My mother [who is African American] ran for city council when I was in ninth grade and college, and a few reporters asked her why she was married to my father, who was white. It just angered me and made me feel that voters and candidates deserve a more elevated level of discourse. I want to press candidates to articulate policy.
On balancing the campaign with real life:
You’re gone for weeks at a time, you come home, do your laundry, and get back on the trail…. I talk to my parents and my boyfriend every day. It helps you maintain a sense of normalcy.
Check out Welker’s appearance on Morning Joe: