MD (December 19, 2011)-Today the National Association of Black Journalists
(NABJ) congratulates member Kristen Welker for herappointment as NBC News White
Welker has been filling in on the beat since June,
traveling domestically and internationally with President Obama and the First
Lady. Early this week NBC News announced that Welker will join Chuck Todd and
Mike Viqueira in covering the White House and will play an integral role in
NBC’s Election 2012 reporting.
"I want to extend congratulations to Ms.
Welker on her new assignment with NBC," said NABJ President Gregory Lee,
Jr. "She will play an important role in providing perspectives on the
president's journey to earning a second term."
Welker joined NBC News in August 2010 as part of
the network’s Los Angeles bureau. She began covering the White House earlier
this yearwhen Savannah Guthrie left her
position in D.C. for a new role at the Today Show.
NABJ also salutes Perry Bacon Jr, who was named
Political Editor at theGrio.com.